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Global Sustainability Nexus (GSN) has been established by Oriel Group of Companies and Sustainability Industry veterans

FOUNDERS

Joe Keen POON

Joe Keen Poon

co-founder

Adrian Cheok

Adrian Cheok

co-founder

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Oriel Group

co-founder

OUR SERVICES

A Holistic Approach to Sustainability Our Eco-System

Advisory

Sustainability Office, Materiality Assessment, Stakeholder Engagement, Government Grants, Sustainability Reporting, Net Zero Strategizing Tracking & Achievement Planning

Data Collection Analytics

Data Collection, Analytics Predictive, Analysis & Reporting

Tech Solution Marketplace

Marketplace Platform of Technological & Process Solutions to ESG problems

Carbon Exchange

Carbon Pricing & Offsets as well as Renewable Energy Credits

Talent Development & Management

Talent Development & Talent Placement

Certification

Certification Program Development, Certification Readiness Program, Certification by 3rd Party

Sustainable Financing

Sustainable & Impact Financing

Education

Education Programs, Development of Client Academy, Train the Trainer, Mentor Development, A-Synchronous LMS Program

Our Sustainability Track Record

Helping firms from Step Zero to Net Zero
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Family Office of Engineering Firm

Review Engineering firm’s businesses, restructuring a buy-back of shares from minority shareholders, consolidated assets under Family Office.

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Singapore grains and flour wholesaler

Develop Sustainability Roadmap and restructure its business operating models in Singapore and overseas.

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Family Office of Engineering Firm

Execute growth via acquisition of energy storage solutions companies, and modular solar generator sets.

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Singapore-India JV Engineering Solutions

Develop Supply Chain Strategy integrating solar supply and installation programmes China, Africa and India.

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Singapore Logistics Firm

Plan and execute growth plan for Green logistics for Asia (via M&A, JVs) and also procure capital to fund expansion.

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Singapore Boutique Hotel

Brand value building via transition to sustainability operating considerations and stakeholder engagements.

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African Small-holders Farmers Program (Agro-Connect)

Configure Agro-Connect along UN FAO principles of responsible agriculture investments to develop SDG goals supported Blended Finance programme.

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Singapore grains and flour wholesaler

Develop Sustainability Roadmap and restructure its business operating models in Singapore and overseas.

About Global Sustainabilty Nexus

Global Sustainability Nexus (“GSN”) has been established by Oriel Group of Companies and industry veterans (with decades of sustainable smart cities and global sustainability supply chain relationships with multi-national corporations (MNCs) particularly in fast-moving consumer goods, hospitality & hotel, aviation & aerospace, logistics & transportation, engineering & construction, banking and finance sectors

GSN offers:

  • Advisory on Climate risk disclosures, Carbon, and ESG reporting services (in line with various standards and frameworks in Singapore, the rest of Asia, Europe and US)
  • Design, construct & restructuring local and international supply chains to meet responsible sourcing and sustainability requirements by MNCs
  • Curate sustainability and transition finance programs (to achieve UN Sustainability Development Goals e.g. decarbonization, social-impact projects, etc)
  • Carbon management (Carbon abatement, Carbon avoidance & reduction advisory via carbon credits and renewable energy certificates)
  • Capability Development on Sustainability for businesses
  • Consultancy on Bio-diversity related financial risk disclosures (eg. TNFD)
  • Consultancy on preparation for ESG Certifications and Ratings (Product, Process, and People)
  • ESG Data platform with analytics to automate Carbon and ESG reporting
  • Key connections to funding agencies, regulators, and sustainability-technology providers
  • Market access and financing programs to SMEs operating in the new land and maritime silk route which spans Asia, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Joe Keen POON

co-founder

Joe Keen POON has a proven CEO track record across Asia & Europe. He has successfully led organizations, from start-ups, to turning around very large and mature businesses in Asia.

As a member of the governing council and also chairman of the professional development committee at the Singapore Institute of Directors, he has led the effort to equip board directors to improve governance in key areas like ESG.

Joe was the Managing Director (Smart Cities) and Group Chief Technology Officer at has also steered Surbana Jurong, the world’s consultancy powerhouse for urbanisation and infrastructure developments. In this capacity, he successfully created Smart City in a BoxTM, Asia’s largest city-wide monitoring services, which leveraged on technology to enable sustainable and secure operations of cities

Earlier, he has led led XChanging, a top Business Process Outsourcing firm’s commercial success in the East Asia & Japan market as President.

Joe spent 9 years at Microsoft. He was the winner of 3 top awards (Circle of Excellence, Champions Award, Worldwide IW Sales & Marketing Award). In his last role, he was in the executive team as the Segment Director, OEM Business in Singapore. In that role, Joe leads Microsoft’s success in not just the flagship Windows, Office & Server businesses, and also the growth of emerging mobile devices business.

He was also the winner of the Public Service Commission scholarship from the Singapore Government in 1990.

Adrian Cheok

co-founder

Adrian is presently consulting in Materiality with Turnkey.Tech, a ESG Data Aggregation and Analytics Company and has been working closely with a Major Global Organization to create a model for such large organizations to bring their Scope 3 into the fold in order to create a true Sustainability Profile for the organization and to better enable their Net Zero Achievement.

He has extensive experience in various aspects of Business, particulary in the Aviation and Hospitality industries.

He was recently Director of Business Development and Head of Legal Services for Formia Airline Supplies Ltd, the global leader in Airline Amenities distribution. As Head of Legal, he negotiated and agreed terms for all legal agreements such as Brand Licenses, Contract Manufacturing Agreements etc with Major International Brands like Ferragamo, Versace etc and working with major Airlines like Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, American Airlines etc

He was a Vice President at ST Engineering Ltd and was seconded to run the ST Aerospace Academy which trained pilots for major airlines. He was the Director fo the first ever Singapore Multi-Crew Pilot License Beta program under the auspices of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and with Tiger Airways as the participating airline.

He consulted for China based Approved Training Organizations in the use of Competency Based Training & Assessment and Evidence Based Training in Pilot Training and was based in Qingdao PRC for 1 year.

He spent 14 years in the Airline Inflight (Passenger Customer Experience) Industry with Gunter ACS GmbH and DeSter BV, world leaders in the industry, leading Sales, Marketing and Business Development teams in Asia Pacific.

He started his working life as a Combat Engineer Office in the Singapore Army and then an Air Warfare Officer in the RSAF, He was a Senior Member of the RSAF Electronic Warfare Core Group and managed multiple Classified Projects. He was Organizing Secretary of the National Day Parade Ex-Co for 1992 National Day Parade.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Civil Engineering, an MBA in International Business & Finance and a Postgrad Dip in Marketing. He was invited to be a Fellow by the Chartered Management Institute, United Kingdom and was admitted as such in 2003. He is married with 2 adult daughters.

Oriel Group

co-founder

Oriel headquarters is located in Singapore with a network of strategic partners along key nodal cities of along the Land and Maritime Silk-roads.  Our strategic partners included institutional fund managers, family offices, private equity funds, international and domestic banks, sector experts, and in-country accounting and legal professionals as well as Industry 4.0 partners (comprising data scientists, robotics & automation experts, artificial intelligence, cyber-security, cloud-based services and system integrator) which will help companies and businesses to plug into New Silk-road’s vast opportunities for the next 50 to 100 years.

We live by our motto “We Grow with You”.  We are the platform for businesses from all over the world to engage, exchange ideas and most importantly build scalable business ventures with a common purpose of achieving sustainable development goals (“SDG”).

Together with GSN and an extensive ecosystem of experts, Oriel offers the following services:

  • Market Intelligence
  • Corporate Ventures (Mergers & Acquisitions, Franchising & Licensing)
  • Deal Structuring
  • Financial Modelling
  • Project and Trade Finance (Sustainability Finance advisory)
  • Global Supply Chain Strategy – Sustainability & Resilience (Free Trade Agreement, Green New Deal, Transfer Pricing, etc)
  • Process & operations re-structuring