Energy Carta was founded in 2008 by a group of like-minded friends in the National University of Singapore who felt that students too can make a difference in the world’s journey towards sustainable development. What initially started out as an adventure to have just one awesome conference (AYES2008) before leaving school, has evolved into an ongoing cause to educate youth about the opportunities within the sustainable development industry as well as develop young leaders.
In the past years, we have experimented with various ways of engaging youths, including conferences, job fairs, business case competitions and games. We have enjoyed small successes but continue to innovate as we think of the best ways to achieve our vision. We would not have been able to come so far without the kind support of corporate sponsors and supporting institutions such as the Energy Market Authority, the Energy Studies Institute and the National University of Singapore's Entrepreneurship Centre who have believed in us since our early days.
Today our alumni includes professionals spanning across sectors in cleantech investment, green building design, environmental consulting, oil and gas and many others. Regardless of our career choices, we are still united by our passion for sustainable development, people development and for Energy Carta. Together with the student leaders, we continue to invoke change through our actions.
History & Alumni
The origin of Energy Carta
Adrian works in corporate finance, he has previous experience as an analyst in venture capital, focusing on nano/clean technology and intellectual property (IP). An avid boardgamer, he believes that initiatives such as Changing the Game (CtG) is a amazing engagement tool to get people thinking about sustainability.
Bryan graduated from NUS with B.Sc in Statistics and is very active in the area of environmental sustainability in Singapore. He runs his own company to provide SMEs with essential corporate and IT services, especially in the area of technology adoption. His latest endeavour is in the field of data collection and analytics.
After graduating from NUS, she joined the public sector in assisting Singapore companies in the oil & gas sector to expand overseas. She then moved on to join the Corporate Planning department in a Singapore oil & gas contractor, before switching to the Corporate Finance team in the company to broaden her horizon. She views the oil & gas industry as an integral part of the global energy system and sees synergies between the oil & gas industry and the renewable energy industry.
Valerie is currently a Senior Consultant at the DNV KEMA Clean Technology Centre in Singapore, covering topics such as hybrid energy system deployments in remote communities and risk management for high value energy production assets. Valerie's long-term career goal is to assist governments and companies with implementing holistic energy systems and solutions.
Wu Shao Rong (Shaun)
Shao Rong (Shaun) has over three years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, specializing in the energy and infrastructure sectors in Asia. He sees sustainable energy and infrastructure as a change enabler which can spur development in emerging economies, bringing benefits to society. Through his career and activities with Energy Carta, he hopes to be able to contribute to this development.
Yujun graduated from NUS with an engineering degree and started his career in a company involved in developing sustainable integrated projects in China. He then spent some years in the finance industry as a corporate banker. In this time, he has truly come to appreciate the broadness of the sustainable development industry and has recently decided to join a start-up involved in the field of smart mobility and big data.