Jeremy Lovey will move to Singapore to set up a new office in Asia for environmental non-profit solar Impulse Foundation. With the new appointment, his role will change from head of digital to vice president, development and partnerships in Asia Pacific.
Lovey joined Solar Impulse as a digital marketing analyst in 2015, when the organisation was focused on proving to the world that it was possible to fly around the world in a solar-powered plane.
After the two-year long journey, which aimed to showcase the capabilities of renewable energy, the Solar Impulse Foundation was born to identify clean technologies. Since 2017, the foundation has awarded over 1,000 sustainable solutions with the ‘Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label’—an assessment tool that certifies the feasibility, impact and profitability of the solutions.
The label looks at solutions that contribute to SDGs 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 12 (responsible consumption and production). It provides visibility, credibility and further connects the startups to potential stakeholders such as investors, clients, companies and cities.
With Lovey’s move to Singapore, the foundation aims to have “a better representation of all the solutions and technologies available worldwide,” he said.
Solar Impulse Foundation has already established a base in Europe and the United States, with employees in Paris, Amsterdam and Washington DC.
Lovey will also be tasked to expand the foundation’s relationship with large corporations in Asia and connect with heads of states to introduce sustainability solutions in the region and accelerate the transition towards a cleaner economy.
He is slated to move to Singapore and begin his role in mid-October.
“I’m really excited to begin. Singapore is a futuristic city and a clean tech hub. There are many opportunities and challenges in the region, and I hope we can build bridges between Asian and European companies,” said Lovey.
“Even though the pandemic has affected travel, the world doesn’t stop turning and the climate emergency continues every day. Our goal is to give cleantech economies a better chance, so expanding and collaborating across regions is necessary,” he added.
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