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Kavickumar Muruganathan

Project Manager
CSR Asia


Kavic is a Project Manager in the Singapore office with CSR Asia. He has extensive experience in sustainability, corporate social responsibility & environmental management.
Prior to his current role, he was a Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement Manager with Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and was Head of the Eco-Certification team at the Singapore Environment Council, where he was leading a team which assessed and administered the Singapore Green Label, the region's oldest eco-label.
He was a member of the Singapore Standards Council Technical Committees & Working Group for Surface Coatings, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management, and Environmental Management System.
He has an Honours degree in Environmental Engineering and a Masters degree in Environmental Management from the National University of Singapore (NUS).where he was awarded the Shell Medal Prize. His professional credentials include that of an ISO 14001, ISO 9001, & ISO 18001 Lead Auditor, an approved HazMat expert and a GRI Certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist.
He was also a nominee for the inaugural Straits Times Singaporean of the Year 2015 award and was instrumental in pushing for public sector green procurement for paper products in Singapore.
In 2017, he was nominated onto the 2017 GreenBiz '30 Under 30' list by GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

Paper: The Future of Green Certifications & Their Impact on Trade

“To differentiate their products or services to be environmentally sound, companies obtain certifications to endorse their green credentials. Currently, there are hundreds of green product certification labels proliferating the markets regionally and globally. Certifications facilitate trade by creating a separate market for green products to meet customer demand and regulatory requirements. This presentation shall address the present and future challenges facing green certifications and their impact on global trade.”