The Business Council for Sustainable Development Singapore was founded by 6 forward-thinking companies and started its operations January 2013. Peter Bakker, present at the inaugural launch, said: “I am delighted to welcome the BCSDSingapore to our family of partner organizations around the globe. Singapore is renowned for its dynamism, and its innovative and progressive approach to business. This city state has made an impressive commitment to sustainability, from using fewer resources and producing less waste, to preserving green spaces and waterways. We look forward to making great strides with our new Regional Network partner.” Earlier, the Singapore Government welcomed the establishment of a BCSD Singapore in a speech given by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office & Second Minister for Home Affairs & Second Minister for Trade & Industry.