Thought Leadership

Some of the world’s leaders, and leading thinkers from NUS and overseas, regularly gather and add to the rich diversity of thoughts and ideas on our campuses, in Singapore and across the globe.
Here’s what they had to share.

Commentary: Saving for a 'Fire' lifestyle can also help save Planet Earth

Commentary: Saving for a 'Fire' lifestyle can also help save Planet Earth

Speaker: Dr Goh Tian 15 Sep 2022

In recent years, more people have embarked on the Fire (Financial independence, retire early) journey, which is defined by frugality, extreme savings and investment. While this movement is associated with early retirement, a Fire lifestyle is in fact one that is also low carbon and sustainable. Dr Goh Tian, Research Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute at NUS, highlighted four key aspects that focus on the “saving” portion of the Fire philosophy that are compatible with sustainability.

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Accessible and adequate housing key to tackling homelessness

Accessible and adequate housing key to tackling homelessness

Speakers: Dr Ng Kok Hoe and Ms Jeyda Simren Sekhon Atac 26 Sep 2022