Research & Institution
Climate Change and Sustainability
B-12-03A Menara Bata PJ Trade Centre Bandar Damansara Perdana 47820 Petaling Jaya Malaysia
Renard Siew is a Climate Change Advisor with the Centre for Governance and Political Studies. He is also part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network Group focusing on Sustainable Development in Asia. He was involved in implementing the environmental agenda for Sime Darby, a multinational conglomerate based in Kuala Lumpur with operations across key growth industry sectors including Plantation, Property, Industrial, Motors, Energy and Utilities as well as Healthcare. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). He continues to serve as a Stakeholder Council Member for the Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation, a Global Advisory Board Member of Economists Without Borders (EWB) and is the Curator (Head) of Global Shapers Kuala Lumpur, a not-for-profit organization focusing on creating sustainable impacts in Malaysia. He actively participates and contributes in various stakeholder platforms including the ‘Water for Growth’ initiative and the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) task force seeking to develop a National Level Water Transformation Roadmap for Malaysia. He is a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al-Gore, former Vice President of the USA in Pittsburgh. Renard is a graduate of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Cambridge University.
He was the recipient of the Yayasan Sime Darby Scholarship, Cambridge Bursary Scholarship, ARG Hermes Schlarship, Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Management Prize and the Australian Conferences Management Education for Engineers Award. For his work in sustainability, he was also named as one of Malaysia's Top 10 Most Inspiring Green Warriors, 100 Visionary Young Leaders Leading Us Towards a Better World by Real Leaders Magazine, received a Forbes Fellowship, was a 2017 Augustman A-Lister and bestowed with the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians (TOYM) Award for Environmental Leadership. He is also named as a Young Leader of the World Cities Summit a select group of change-makers from diverse sectors working on shaping the global urban agenda and a 2018 Asia 21 Young Leaders.
His work has been featured across a number of mainstream media such as The Star, New Straits Time, The Edge, Focus Malaysia, Malaysia Tatler, Malaysia SME, Korean Times, Kuwait Times among others.
Awards & Affiliations
Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Construction Management Prize
Australian Conferences Management for Engineering Education (ACMEE) Award
100 Visionary Leaders Leading us Towards a Better World
50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders
Asia 21 Young Leaders Initiative 2018