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Published Date: 03 February 2020

18th Edition of MAS-ESS Essay Competition to focus on Sustainability

Singapore, 3 February 2020... The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS) today launched the 18th MAS-ESS Essay Competition. The aim of this year’s competition is to encourage debate on issues related to sustainability in the context of climate change. The title for this year’s competition is “Does environmental sustainability make economic and business sense?”.

2   Essays should be well-researched, informed and provide new analyses and perspectives.  Essays should also address how businesses reconcile short-term gains with long-term sustainability goals and how companies can make practical and meaningful targets to measure their effort in climate change and sustainability management.

3   The competition is open to all pre-university students in Singapore regardless of nationality, as well as Singaporean pre-university students studying abroad. Submissions are invited from Polytechnics, Centralised Institutes, International Schools, and Junior Colleges as well as from full-time national servicemen who have completed their pre-University education. The following prizes will be awarded for the three best essays.

 First Prize:  S$3,000
 Second Prize:  S$2,000
 Third Prize:  S$1,000

4   The closing date for the submission of entries is 5 May 2020. The terms and conditions as well as entry forms for the MAS-ESS Economic Essay Competition are available on the ESS website ( ).