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 email@example.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.
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:
- Catalysing an energy revolution to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
- Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
- Protecting the world’s ancient forests and the animals, plants and people that depend on them.
- Working for disarmament and peace by tackling the causes of conflict and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
- Creating a toxic free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today’s products and manufacturing.
- Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by rejecting genetically engineered organisms, protecting biodiversity and encouraging socially responsible farming.
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.