These EcoFriends are adding new chapters to Singapore’s sustainability story

SMU student and environmental advocate Yasmin Sim added new chapters to her sustainability story during the pandemic, and has turned her attention to sustainable investing. As part of the executive committee of the SMU Impact Investing Club, she helps other students understand how they can steer firms and industries towards sustainable choices through their investments. During the pandemic, she interned at several firms, helming sustainability projects for them as well. In April that same year, Yasmin joined volunteer group Plastic-Lite Singapore, which aims to encourage the public to reduce its reliance on single-use plastics by conducting educational workshops, and now leads its social media team. Yasmin’s passion for greening the environment had taken root when she joined the environmental club in secondary school. For her efforts at championing a variety of green initiatives, Yasmin received the NEA EcoFriend Award (Youth and Students category) in 2019.

The Straits Times