Notable Events

Renewable Energy for Bankers Workshop on 22 – 25 Feb 2016 CEO Vinod Kesava introduces energy efficiency management, consumption and financing. During the session, Vinod raised awareness on Integrative Design and Carbon Neutrality for a Sustainable Singapore. This workshop was organised by SECOE Sustainable Energy Center of Excellence.

CEO Vinod Kesava, Keynote Speech, SIF15

CRX CarbonBank Official Launch, 7 Dec 2015, Paris COP21/SIF15

#COP21 and #SIF15 saw the official launch of the CRX CarbonBank on Dec 7-8 in Stad De France – Paris. CEO Vinod Kesava, delivered a speech on driving a global economy of resilience and self-reliance. Within a week of the launch, there was a surge of carbon offsets on the platform rising to 300 million tons in total and an exponential increase in the number of buyer members. We expect this to be a predictor for renewed price discovery for the emission reductions market, globally. We say do away with permits to pollute and increase the number of projects that actually reduce emissions.

Mr Jeremy Ng, COO of CRX International Pte Ltd presenting to the audience the CRX CarbonBank web platform

CRX International spoke on the carbon markets and energy efficiency to delegates of Italian cleantech, renewable and energy efficiency companies at an event hosted in Singapore by the Italian Trade Agency in Singapore (ITA),  whose mission is to promote the internationalisation of Italian small and medium enterprises with the support of the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore.

Responsible Business Forum 2015

The 4th Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development gathered more than 600 business leaders, investors, NGOs and policy-makers from around the world to share innovations and agree on practical solutions for climate action and delivering the sustainable development goals.

CEO of CRX International, Vinod Kesava, was invited as a panelist speaker for the topic on Carbon Pricing and what it would mean for businesses. He emphasised that the carbon pricing per ton vs the transaction cost must make sense to help mitigate climate change. He said renewables had to become mainstream for future generations to survive.

Alongside Vinod, other speakers included Mr Roelof Westerbeek, Executive Vice President from DSM, Mr Renat Heuberger, Chief Executive Officer from South Pole Group and Mr Dave Carlson, Senior Business Development Director, Power and Gas from SGX. The event was held on 2 – 4 November 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Responsible Business Forum 2015: Carbon Pricing

October 2015: Climate Change and Energy Sustainability Program

Singapore’s Environment Institute (SEI) and National Environmental Agency (NEA) cooperated to organise a Climate Change and Energy Sustainability Program from 5th to 16th Oct 2015. This joint-promoted programme, initiated by the Japanese and Singapore governments (JSPP21), was held at Singapore Environment Institute, at 1 Kay Siang Road. The primary objective of the program is to promote climate change and energy sustainability initiative within the region. Vinod Kesava (CEO and Co-founder) and team CRX have facilitated the programme by sharing their experiences and knowledge with the participants of ASEAN countries on 8 Oct 2015. The topics are in the area of carbon trading in Asia, its trend and future growth as well as an overview of GHG emissions, carbon accounting and emission trading. It was followed by an interactive Q&A sections with the participating members.

September 2015: Energy Efficient Buildings Workshop

Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS) and Singapore Cooperation Programme (SOP) cooperated to organise ‘Energy Efficient Building Workshop’. This joint-promoted workshop, was held at Ramada Hotel at Zhongshan Park from 28th to 30th Sep 2015. The primary objective of the program is to develop a strong foundation on energy efficient buildings and introduce different financing mechanisms and models to the participants from ASEAN countries.

Vinod Kesava, CEO and Co-founder of Climate Resources Exchange Int’l Pte Ltd, commenced the session on ‘The Importance of Energy Efficient Buildings’ on 28 September 2015. Vinod shared a few case studies to denote the benefits of employing Integrative Design Process (IDP) in terms of cost and energy efficiency.

July 2015: Ongoing talk at the SEAS/ADB/World Bank event

“Our Co-Founder and CEO, Vinod was requested to participate and contribute to this workshop that was organized by SEAS and ADB and supported by IE Singapore. The focus of the 5 days workshop, starting July 27 and ending July 31 2015 is to enable the delegates, represented by various developing countries in the Asia Pacific, with various tools to establish better methodologies in implementing sustainable economic growth through the proper use of strategic resources such as energy and water. It was therefore envisaged by the organisers and supporters and sponsors, that this workshop should achieve an objective of dealing with issues of climate change by ensuring that policies of energy efficiency, renewable sources and access to electricity and clean water (resources) be achieved.

On the first day, Vinod presented a compelling case and various options for thinking holistically through the Integrative Design Process. In other words, we can use holistic engineering principles for achieving better resource efficiency. Therefore the meeting of minds and the collaboration of ideas with the various governance disciplines of implementing policies, i.e. human resource efficiency with the various delegates respective countries that have different ideals and goals to meet. Through the principles of the Blue Economy, even waste can be treated as a resource with a possibility of producing opportunities for socio-economic growth. The end game is to ensure that various countries, economies and different policies can assist each other in better collaboration as we all become a single global community. People have the power and so let us ensure that we create the correct performance metrics for them to be able to use as generations of people and ideals change.

CRX envisions the world as a better place where everyone can measure their contribution through both ideas and resources with a single market place, through un-debatable metrics that will link the disparity of what is today envisioned as “true or not true” or even as “accurate or not accurate”. As the internet has shown us, let us all strive towards a global nation of combined ideas and interests that prevent or avoid conflict through the through the true understanding of a confluence of the natural species of this planet.”

May 2015: CARBON EXPO Barcelona 2015

CRX is excited to participate in Carbon Expo Barcelona 2015 as a Silver Sponsor from 26 to 28 May 2015. It is the 12th edition of CARBON EXPO, hosted annually since 2004, and is the world’s largest multi-sectoral climate finance and carbon market Conference and Trade Fair. Please visit us at Street B, Booth 200 at the exhibition area ( Please see the venue as below).  Vinod Kesava, CEO  & Co-founder of CRX, is speaking on the topic of  “CEO roundtable on the road to Paris” on the first day. Respectively, Kes Shotom, Co-founder & Director of CRX and Tames Rietdijk, Co-founder & CTO of CRX are speaking on the topics of “Carbon Pricing, Markets and the 2015 Agreement” and “Green Finance 2.0” on the second day. CRX is also attending “Meet the Carbon & Energy Market” evening event on 26th May. Hope to see you there!

Venue: Fira de Barcelona,Montjuïc Venue, Hall 5 (Palau de Congressos de Barcelona), Street B, Stand 200


3/2015: Industrial Energy Efficiency: Case Studies on IDP & Air-conditioning Systems (PSS 63)

On 30 March 2015, Singapore Environment Institute (SEI), the training and knowledge division of NEA, in collaboration with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Department (EECD) of NEA, organised its 63rd Professional Sharing Series (PSS) lecture. This latest PSS presented case studies on energy efficiency, in the areas of integrative design and air-conditioning systems, to over 150 industry professionals and NEA staff.

Mr Vinod Kesava, Co-founder of Climate Resources Exchange (2014) Pte Ltd (CRX) commenced the session on Integrative Design and Carbon Neutrality for a Sustainable Singapore.  He shared a few case studies to demonstrate the benefits of employing Integrative Design Process (IDP) and why it is the most effective process for exploring and implementing sustainable design principles on a project, in terms of cost and energy efficiency.