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Ecopoint Olive Ventures Announcement

Ecopoint Olive Ventures Announcement

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Ecopoint and Olive Ventures announcecooperation to launch Ecopoint Community inSingapore
 
Hong Kong / Singapore, 1st July 2011Ecopoint Ltd. in Hong Kong and Olive Ventures Pte. Ltd. in Singapore signed a farreaching agreement to co-operate in building and engaging Singapore’senvironmental B2B community on the ground.The cooperation will involve the provision of a Singapore focused version of www.ecopoint.asiawith only Singapore related content which will feed back intothe Asian platform. The Ecopoint platform will by then include a social networkingfunctionality including working and project groups, public meeting and exclusive,by invitation only board rooms in order to allow likeminded eco professionals tomeet, discuss and exchange as well as creating business opportunities.Furthermore, there will be meet-ups, networking opportunities and other events tosupport local Singaporean environmental businesses.Jochen Kleef, Chairman of Ecopoint Limited, said:
Ecopoint is the first ecobusiness community in Asia that is trying to help and support environmentalcompanies through its online platform. Whilst the Internet is a great way tointeract through social media and meet new contacts on a wider scale, it does notreplace interaction between people. To us, building trust and relationships is thesame online as offline in order to become comfortable in dealing with each otherand this takes time.Our idea was always that we enable and accelerate finding likemindedenvironmental practitioners across Asia online but we also want to build acommunity which is clearly not there at the moment. Therefore, one of ourstrategic goals very early on was to partner with likeminded people and form thereal community in countries locally on the ground in addition to the onlinecommunity across Asia.When Olive Ventures signalled that a platform like ours was exactly what theywere looking for to do exactly what we had in mind for Ecopoint, it didn’t takelong to agree the way forward.We at Ecopoint are very excited about this next step and are very much looking
 
 
forward to engaging with the Singaporean environmental B2B community. ThatSingapore turns out to be the first country with a local Ecopoint businesscommunity underlines its leadership role in environmental innovation across Asia.”Low Yiqi, Managing Director of Olive Ventures commented: “We are honoured tobe in partnership with Ecopoint in this exciting collaboration, and hope this will bethe first of many more to come.Ecopoint Singapore will be more than a business directory, but a community for alllocal sustainable product and service providers to promote their businesses andinteract with their customers.Beyond that, there are plans in the pipeline to develop platforms for EcopointSingapore members to share their thought leadership, solidify their offlinerelationships, and synergistically move Singapore towards a sustainable future.”EcopointEcopoint is completely free to use for its community of members, from usercontent through to a standard listing for companies. Enhanced collaboration andpromotional tools will be available at modest premiums.Ecopoint Limited is a member of the Kleef & Co Group, developed by KarmaTechnologies Limited.For more information, please visit: www.ecopoint.asia or call +852 8124 5771.Olive VenturesOlive Ventures is a Singaporean start-up that provides environmentally friendlyproducts, as well as sustainability consultation to consumers and businesses inSingapore.Visitwww.oliveventures.com.sgfor more information or call us on +65 6323 0651.For media enquiries please contact us atinfo@ecopoint.asiaorjames@oliveventures.com.sg.
 
 
Notes to Editors
Olive Ventures, LLP.
Olive Ventures, LLP was started in 2008 to promote sustainability andenvironmentalism in the private sector in Singapore.In order to achieve greater environmental awareness in Singapore, Olive Venturesstarted Singapore first Eco-Store CHOOSE. by Olive Ventures. Here, consumers willfind a wide array of everyday necessities – from household cleaning products toenergy monitoring devices, stationery to sustainable fashion – that areenvironmentally friendly.Reaching out to Singaporean businesses, Olive Ventures started ACT. by OliveVentures. ACT. provides sustainability consulting in the following areas:
 
Sustainability reporting and management services.
 
Media and PR services.
 
Employee engagement programmes.
 
Tailor-made solutions in the areas of energy and water consumption, wasteminimisation, transportation, and supplier engagement.Our philosophy is simple: We understand that your lifestyle is unique to you andyou alone, but there are some things that you can CHOOSE to do to help save theplanet. And our aim is to help you out with that. We know that none of us areperfect, nor can we solve all the world’s problems, but that doesn’t mean that wecan’t try.For more information, visitwww.oliveventures.com.sg, andwww.oliveventures.com.sg/act.
Ecopoint Limited
Ecopoint Limited
is based in Hong Kong, founded by
Jochen Kleef 
of Kleef & Co(www.kleef.asia) and
Jeff Smith
of Karma Technologies(www.karmatechnologies.asia).Ecopoint Limited is behind THE Asian eco community: www.ecopoint.asia, the firstplace on the web in Asia to provide its community of members:

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