Green Drinks: Environmental activism in China

We kick off 2012 with two sessions of Green Drinks in January! For our first session, Head of Greenpeace East Asia’s Sustainable Finance Programme, Calvin Quek will speaking about China’s environmental problems and the role of NGOs in the country, with a particular emphasis on the financial sectors’ complicit role in fostering “sustainable development”. He will also be talk about Greenpeace’s history and its work in Asia.

We hope you can join us!

Date: 4 January 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (talk will be followed by Q&A, then mingling)
Venue: The Pigeonhole, 52/53 Duxton Road
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/166487223451841/ or email olivia@greendrinkssingapore.com

Admission is free

About Calvin Quek

Calvin is Head of the Sustainable Finance Program at Greenpeace East Asia where he leads Greenpeace’s strategies related to our engagement with the financial community. Prior to joining Greenpeace, he was with Citigroup for close to a decade, as an Investment Research Analyst in Singapore, and led Citigroup Singapore’s CSR & Volunteerism committee in 2008. Calvin has an MBA from Peking University, and an MSc in Wealth Management from Singapore Management University.

About Greenpeace

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace by:

Greenpeace is present in 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

To maintain its independence, Greenpeace does not accept donations from governments or corporations but relies on contributions from individual supporters and foundation grants.

Greenpeace has been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971 when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska where the US Government was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of ‘bearing witness’ in a non-violent manner continues today, and our ships are an important part of all our campaign work.

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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