Renard Siew

Dr Renard Siew is the Founder of Accelerating Climate Action and the Climate Change Advisor to CENT-GPS. He serves on the International Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Working Committee and is Co Chair of UNEP FI’s Collective Climate Goal. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network. Prior to this, he has served as the Unit Head of Sustainability with Sime Darby and was a postdoctoral teaching fellow and a researcher at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM) where he has worked on a number of portfolios including sustainability/ integrated reporting, 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 international 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, Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Award 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, Malaysia's Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors and was listed as 50 most prominent Green Warriors by Asia Tatler.