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EVENTS: Alisdair Pettigrew and Simon Bennett join CCW Singapore as Shipping Co-chairs“CCW brings together key change makers from different industries to discuss current challenges and develop outcomes which can effectively move capital forward.”Joern Scheller, Director, Credit Solutions Group – Shipping, Deutsche Bank AG
MARITIME SHIPPING 
WORKING TRACK With the objective of developing an Asian finance consortium to direct capital towards the retrofitting of existing vessels with fuel-efficiency technologies, the Maritime Shipping working track will convene a range of key stakeholders, including major ship-owners, operators and managers, ship yards, ports, charterers, insurers, financiers, and clean technology companies. The working track aims to:• build upon the Carbon War Room’s ongoing work with the shipping finance community around the world• examine the existing market structures, barriers, and business models in Asia, and, • explore the possibility of creating a financial mechanism that leverages the profit opportunity of clean technologies and drives efficient growth for maritime shipping.
Co-ChairsSimon Bennett, Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO)Simon joined Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) 29 years ago. SPO is the Swire Pacific Group’s supplier of marine services to the offshore oil and gas sector. For the past 5 years Simon has been based in Singapore as SPO’s General Manager for Sustainable Development, working in the same role for both the group’s deep sea container company and their bulk shipping company, the China Navigation Company, which moved from HK to Singapore 2.5 years ago. Simon went to sea in 1974 as a deck cadet with Clan Line / Union Castle. After gaining command in SPO 21 years ago he has worked ashore in various locations, serving as HSE Manager, Marketing Manager, and Project Manager, and also as a General Manager. Simon holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia, as well as a Diploma in Safety Management issued by the British Safety Council. Alisdair Pettigrew, 
Blue CommunicationsAlisdair is a Senior Advisor to Carbon War Room and an expert contributor to analysts and media on maritime developments. He has over twelve years’ experience working in the marine and allied fuel and commodities markets, including six as a journalist. Alisdair is a former Associate Publisher with Informa Group (owners of Lloyd’s List) and a former director of Petromedia, where he founded the highly-regarded environmental news and information site SustainableShipping.com.He is co-founder of Blue Communications, an agency whose mission is to bring new strategic intelligence to reputation management and public affairs in industries that must alter perceptions of their economic and social value.
FOLLOW-UP EVENT : Shipping Efficiency, 15 May, 2-4pm, SingaporeJoin Peter Boyd, Carbon War Room and Warwick Norman, Rightship to learn more about the commercial advantages of incorporating vessel efficiency into business operations.  The Existing Vessel Design Index (EVDI) benchmarking tool is currently one of the main indexes being used by the market to rate vessel efficiency, with around 10% of the charter market, as well as industry banks and insurers using the ‘A to G’ eco-labeling within their commercial operations.Learn how it can benefit your business by taking advantage of this FREE-to-attend event. Send your RSVP to: shipping@carbonwarroom.com
WHAT DO I GET?At CCW Singapore, participants identify and analyze the most pressing barriers to green market growth in their industries, and develop solutions for overcoming these barriers. Although CCWs consider complex issues, the resolutions they generate are concrete, actionable and ultimately capable of accelerating, deploying and exploiting clean technology.Day One:• Groups will be asked to identify the challenges facing their individual industries• Ideas for overcoming problems are brainstormed.Day Two:• Groups take their most robust ideas and pitch them – Dragon’s Den style - to our exclusive panel of industry experts and innovators.• Approved ideas are taken forward and developed into actionable solutions published after the event.Beyond the Event:• Actionable solutions are taken forward either autonomously by companies or with the Carbon War Room, depending the potential scale of impact of the solutionWORKING TRACKSMaritime ShippingEnergy Efficiency in the built EnvironmentMachine to Machine TechnologiesWasteCement
ABOUT THE CARBON WAR ROOMThe world today has both the technology and the policy in place to tackle at least 50% of the climate challenge. Now, across a range of major global industries, we must break down market barriers in order to shift capital towards the low-carbon technologies and business models that will prove extremely profitable - thereby creating climate wealth.Carbon War Room takes a global, sector-based approach. We are dedicated to breaking down industry market barriers, and get money flowing towards low-carbon opportunities. For more information contact...press@carbonwarroom.comABOUT GLOBAL INITIATIVESGlobal Initiatives promotes partnership solutions to global challenges through film, international events and media projects. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world. Our initiatives are about partnership, inspiration and creating a better future. Established in Singapore in 2005, Global Initiatives produces international events and television programming in more than 30 countries worldwide. Our producers, writers, designers and directors are based in Singapore, London, Hong Kong and Jakarta.For more information contact...info@globalinitiatives.com
RIGHTSHIP RightShip is a ship-vetting specialist which promotes safety and 
efficiency in the global maritime industry.  RightShip helps over 2,500 users in more than 200 organisations worldwide manage their maritime risk, including ships owners, operators, managers, charterers, insurers and ports.  Having supported better-informed decision-making about vessel risk through its online Ship Vetting Information System (SVISTM) since 2001, RightShip has responded to heightened concerns about the environmental impacts of shipping with this free initiative to promote benchmarked comparisons of individual vessels on the basis of relative sustainability.For more information contact...environment@rightship.com