Funding the Future

The audience will also be treated to an intimate fireside chat with En Lee, Partner and Head of Asia Pacific at LGT Impact, the impact investment arm of LGT, the world’s largest family-owned private banking and asset management group with over US$200 billion in assets under management.

Titled Funding the Future, it will seek answers to the question of how society can support the growth of much-needed, sustainable solutions today and how to make these attractive for private equity and venture capitalists. The dialogue will be moderated by Daniel Lin, Executive Director of FundedHere.

Daniel Lin, Executive Director of FundedHere
En Lee, Partner and Head of Asia Pacific at LGT Impact
Jessica Cheam, Managing Editor, Eco-Business
Jason Godfrey, TV Host and Actor


8.30am Registration
9.30am Opening remarks by hosts Jessica Cheam, Managing Editor, Eco-Business and
Jason Godfrey, TV host and actor







Pitching by finalists (5 mins presentation, 5 mins Q&A by judges each team)


·       Elim Chew, Founder, FastFast & 77th Street

·       Vinnie Lauria, Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

·       Brandon Courban, Executive Director, Olympus Capital Asia

·       Assaad Razzouk, Group Chief Executive, Sindicatum Sustainable Resources

·       Lim Hock Chuan, Chief Executive, Temasek Foundation Ecosperity













Judges’ recess and fireside chat

Moderator: Daniel Lin, Managing Director, FundedHere

Speaker: En Lee, Partner and Head of Asia Pacific, LGT Impact

Fireside chat: Funding the Future

Rapid economic and urban development across Asia has given rise to cities that are financially wealthy but congested with little room for the environment. In order to achieve sustainable development, we need game-changing cleantech solutions — floating solar panels, vertical urban gardens or even edible plastics.

According to the Asian Development Bank, there is a $1.3 trillion market for cleantech globally. Yet less than 2 per cent of start-ups in Asia are focused on cleantech, and under 10 per cent of global cleantech venture capital investment goes to entrepreneurs and start-ups in Asia.

How can we support the growth of these solutions and what needs to be done to make them attractive investments for private equity and venture capitalists? In this dialogue, we’ll hear from one of the region’s top investors about what it means to invest in sustainability, and how we can move the needle to get more venture capitalists interested in funding the future.

11.30am Funding results
12 noon Networking lunch


To attend, email events[at]  with ‘The Liveability Challenge Finale’ in your subject line with your name, title and organization name and we will send you a registration link.