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Results of the CCCS-ESS Essay Competition 2022

30 September 2022
News Singapore

CCCS launched the 5th run of the essay competition on 7 February 2022, co-organised with the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS). This year’s topic “Environmental Sustainability: The role of competition and consumer protection laws and policies” highlighted environmental sustainability as one of the most important priorities facing many economies today and invited contestants to examine the role of competition and consumer protection laws and policies in supporting environmental sustainability in Singapore. Specifically, contestants discussed, among others, how businesses can collaborate yet compete fairly in achieving sustainability goals, how “externalities” to the society accruing from sustainability should be accounted, and how consumers can be better protected against ‘greenwashing’ in our journey towards achieving environmental sustainability.

The competition closed on 27 May 2022 and a total of 118 submissions were received across both ‘Open’ and ‘School’ categories. The final judging panel comprised Ms Sia Aik Kor (Chief Executive, CCCS), Ms Ng Ee Kia (Assistant Chief Executive, Policy, Business and Economics, CCCS), CCCS Commission Members – Ms Aurill Kam (Legal Clinic LLC) and Assoc Prof Walter Theseira (Singapore University of Social Sciences), and ESS members – Mr Marcus Fum (Monetary Authority of Singapore), Ms Nimisha Tailor (Access Partnership), Mr Poh Lip Hang (Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow) and Ms Maureen DeRooji (The Executive Forum), with ESS Council Member Dr Derrick Kon Sen Choeng who coordinated the judging process.

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the ESS Annual Dinner 2022 on 17 August at the Hilton Hotel with Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore as the Guest-of-Honour and Distinguished Speaker. Winners were presented with their awards by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Read the winning essays here: