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Dr Renard Siew

Climate Change Advisor

Co-Chair – Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee and UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action
SDG Champion-Climate Action – World Economic Forum (WEF)
Climate Change Advisor
Specialization: Environment, Climate Change

    About Me

    Renard is a sustainability and climate change specialist. He has served as the Head of Sustainability where he is responsible for advancing his organisation’s work in the field of climate change and sustainability.

    He was the Co-Chair of the Climate Change & Disaster Risk Management Working Committee and UNEP-FI’s Collective Commitment on Climate Action. In 2020, he was appointed an SDG Champion-Climate Action by the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of the WEF Expert Network Group, serves on the WEF Global Future Council on SDG Investment. He was accepted into the Forbes Fellowship Programme and attended the inaugural UN Climate Action Summit in New York in 2019. Renard is part of the facilitation team at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). He has also lectured and been appointed Advisor for various universities.

    Prior to this, he was involved in the implementation of the climate agenda for a number of public-listed corporations (Sime Darby, CIMB) and was a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) contributing thought leadership in: sustainability/ integrated reporting, GHG reporting and verification, ESG integration, socially responsible investment (across different asset classes: equities, infrastructure and property/real estate), climate change and sustainable construction for the building/infrastructure sector. Renard is a graduate of Cambridge University and UNSW. In 2013, he was selected as one of 15 scholars to attend the PhD Academy at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). He has published in many international refereed journals. In 2014, he won a Highly Commended Paper award by the Emerald Literati Network and was inducted into the prestigious Global Young Academy as recognition of his research impact.

    He was the recipient of the Yayasan Sime Darby Scholarship, Cambridge Bursary Scholarship, ARG Hermes Scholarship, The Equity Initiative (Atlantic Fellows), Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Prize among others. For his work in sustainability, he was named one of Asia’s 21 Young Leaders by Asia Society, a Young Leader by the World Cities Summit, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (Environmental Leadership), Thomson Reuters Changemaker, Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors and was a 2019 Generation Tatler honouree.

    He has served as a working group member for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and is a Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure (SuRe) Stakeholder Council member.


    An interdisciplinary research center, bridging the fields of sustainability, economics, political science, sociology, business and law. We focus on the problems and challenges raised by the current political development and economy.

    As a non-partisan think-tank, we aim to provide an accurate assessment, business coaching and strategic intelligence when it comes to navigating policies and making business decisions on crucial investments.

    Involved in advocacy, coaching and promoting awareness on the impacts of climate change (i. e. KL International Youth Dialogue, ASEAN Youth Expo among others ) which brought together thousands of youths to engage in meaningful dialogue.

    Part of the National Steering Committee UNDP-SGP which decides on allocation of funds to support environmental based projects including those with a focus on climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

    Lobbied new government ministers to place environmental issue as a Top 10 priority in Malaysia.