Show of Faith in Singapore as Decarbonisation Hub for Asia

Global climate change investment and advisory firm Pollination has opened an office in Singapore and appointed local Managing Directors as it steps up its business helping catalyse the transition to a net zero and nature-positive future across Asia and beyond.

The move is a strong endorsement of Singapore’s status as a regional centre for carbon trading and a leader in decarbonisation strategy, green finance, and sustainable business.

“In recent years we have seen our business expanding rapidly across Asia and Singapore made perfect sense for us as we looked to establish a permanent presence,” CEO and founder Martijn Wilder said.

“We are delighted to be making this move and the leaders we have chosen to run this new office show how serious we are about deepening our already strong links with Singapore and the region.”

Pollination was founded in 2019 and has quickly become one of the world’s leading suppliers of net zero and nature-positive advisory and investment services — working with a string of global brands, accumulating US$650 million in assets under management through a partnership with HSBC, and creating market-leading projects in nature-based climate solutions and renewable energy.

The Singapore office joins Pollination’s other global centres in Sydney, Melbourne, London, Washington DC, and Chicago.

Pollination’s team in Singapore will be led by two new Managing Director appointments, both of whom have deep and complementary experience across senior roles in Singapore and beyond.

Law Heng Dean joins as Managing Director following senior roles at Singapore’s government-owned global investment company Temasek, where he led the development of the GenZero decarbonisation and carbon markets platform and also helped drive investment strategy, with a focus on nature-based solutions.

He has also worked as a senior diplomat at Singapore’s embassy in Indonesia and brings to the new role extensive contacts and networks across Southeast Asia and beyond.

Diego de Sartiges also joins as a Managing Director, following a stint at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX), where he led the design and implementation of climate-related initiatives in areas such as data & analytics, carbon markets, and sustainable investment.

Prior to this, Diego was a Singapore-based partner at Boston Consulting Group, advising financial institutions on their strategic, operational, and M&A issues, as well as working with clients to build several successful Fintech businesses.