Jessica is the Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer, and a social entrepreneur. She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development, and is also a columnist for The Straits Times where she was formerly the political and environment correspondent. She is an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities, a Singapore think tank focused on creating and sharing knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities.
She founded Eco-Business in 2009 with a vision to provide a platform for the region to discuss and advance sustainability issues. Under her leadership, Eco-Business beat other media giants to clinch the Lee Foundation Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation Merit Award at the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) 2013. In 2015, Jessica was given the AEJA’s Sustained Environmental Reporting by a Journalist Award for her efforts in contributing to environmental journalism over the last decade. She is the published author of ‘Forging a Greener Tomorrow: Singapore’s journey from slum to eco-city’.
In 2017, she won an award which took her on the ClimateForce 2018 expedition in Antarctica in Feb-Mar 2018. She is making another documentary with Channel News Asia on this journey and launched a film and photography exhibition called Changing Course this June 2018 held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
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