Women's Forum  Singapore 2024


Xin Yi Lau

The Carbon Trust

Sustainable Finance Lead, Southeast Asia


Xin Yi is Sustainable Finance Lead, Southeast Asia at the Carbon Trust. She drives Sustainable Finance business development and manages a range of projects across advisory and assurance services. In addition, she is actively involved in delivering training for regulators, financial institutions and corporate players in the region, tailoring various Sustainable Finance topics to the local and regional context. Xin Yi previously spent over five years at a leading independent think tank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA). In her role, she coordinated the Collaborative Initiative for Green Finance in Singapore and was a co-author of the report, “Singapore as a Green Finance Hub for ASEAN and Asia” – the first Singapore-centric green finance report. Xin Yi has produced over 20 publications to date. Her writing has been featured in various local and regional media outlets such as The Business Times, The Straits Times, The Myanmar Times, TODAY, The Nation and The Jakarta Post. Prior to this, Xin Yi was working at Sustainalytics where she evaluated and benchmarked the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices of public-listed companies in three industries: Consumer Discretionary, Food and Utilities. In 2022, Xin Yi was recognised alongside Southeast Asia’s top finance leaders in Aspire’s Future of Finance 50 List, comprising of the movers and shakers of the industry who are embracing technology, inspiring their communities and pushing finance into the future.

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Innovate Hub (Discovery Space)
Jun 20, 2024
1:20 PM2:00 PM

Smart cities, inclusive futures: Navigating women's role in tech-powered urban planning

Farizan d'Avezac de Moran GreenA Consultants Pte Ltd Senior Partner Joanne Flinnthe ESG InstituteChairwomanXin Yi LauThe Carbon TrustSustainable Finance Lead, Southeast AsiaJung-Joo LeeNational University of SingaporeAssociate Professor
In the realm of urban spaces, gender bias is ingrained. Varied mobility patterns, healthcare requirements, and caregiving tendencies influence how effectively cities cater to women. In the age of smart cities, how can we integrate women's unique needs into urban policymaking and guarantee tech solutions that prioritise gendered perspective in urban planning? What strategies can be employed to enhance women's participation in these urban development processes?