SFC Asia aims to support sustainable proposals that fall within the following Sustainability Themes:

  • Circular economy
    1. A definition of circular economy by Ellen MacArthur Foundation is an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. It is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose), and where we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
    2. We welcome proposals including those that lead to resource productivity (including water, energy, and primary inputs), restorative and regenerative product, product line and supply chain designs, product life extension, sharing of products, product as a service.
    3. Some examples of Proposals may include projects that fundamentally change your supply chain from the linear to circular model i.e. by building recycling plants next to a manufacturing base to reduce primary material inputs, or projects that improve resource usage such as retrofitting of buildings or manufacturing plants.
  • Sustainable energy
    1. Sustainable energy or renewable energy and energy efficiency are critical to combating climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and ecreasing water footprint. This is crucial in addressing the fundamental energy challenges we face today, in the face of growing demand.
    2. Flow of investments into sustainable energy accelerated due to the growing price competitiveness in the production value chains, as well as long-term certainty by policy measures and tariff support in some jurisdictions.
    3. Proposals that support any type of sustainable / renewable energy and energy efficiency in all industrial sectors are welcome.
  • Social Impact
    1. Social impact proposals generate measurable social and/or environmental impact mainly in emerging markets. These projects aim to bring about positive, meaningful changes to communities and the well-being of the individuals and families. Some examples of proposals may include projects that promote financial inclusion, health and wellness, minority empowerment and access to education and electricity.