Last month, Rolex extended an invitation to Malaysia Tatler to take part in its Perpetual Planet Symposium in Singapore. Knowing that the publication's Gen.T 2019 honouree Rashvin Pal Singh is a big proponent of sustainability, we flew the social entrepreneur along for the symposium, which was held at National Gallery Singapore.
The symposium highlighted Rolex’s commitment to a perpetual planet and the legacies of marine biologist Sylvia Earle and environmental photographer David Doubilet.
Through their lenses, Rashvin got to see and hear about the many wondrous beauty of our planet - and how very fragile it is. With Biji-biji Initiative, Rashvin has been advocating the need to reduce waste and sharing innovative solutions to achieve that end. From a humble start upcycling discarded seat belts to opening its own education centre and work studio called Me.Reka Makerspace, Biji-biji Initiative has grown into a formidable social enterprise.
The Rolex Perpetual Planet campaign includes an enhanced partnership with the National Geographic Society to study the impacts of climate change, as well as Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue initiative to safeguard the oceans through a network of marine protected Hope Spots. It also encompasses the Rolex Awards for Enterprise that recognises individuals with projects that advance knowledge and protect human well-being and the environment.