Rachel Tan

Rachel Tan is a Senior Strategy Consultant at Eden Strategy Institute with a background in environmental and marine science, policymaking, and research. Rachel has a keen interest in social and environmental issues, and has previously worked with Yayasan Planet Indonesia in West Kalimantan to help produce short films as well as other publicity material to increase awareness of their projects, spanning from bird conservation to creating microenterprises for low-income communities. Before joining Eden, she also worked on a biodiversity monitoring report with Conservation International in Samoa, and designed publicity material for their community engagement programme involving the cast and producers of Disney’s Moana to raise awareness on ocean conservation. Rachel is a strong advocate for marine conservation, and has previously conducted oceanographic research in remote regions of the South Pacific Ocean to gather data on sea-surface carbon dioxide levels. Part of her undergraduate research also involved conducting in-depth data analysis on coral reefs in Singapore and Malaysia to understand and evaluate the impact of environmental stressors on their health. Rachel graduated from Yale-NUS College with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Studies.

At Eden, Rachel has:

  • Led a study on the economic and non-economic impact accrued by Singapore’s Centres of Innovation through their work with small and medium enterprises, collating data from in depth interviews and focus groups and conducting statistical analysis
  • Led an organization-wide Energy Transition study for a major oil and gas corporation in Singapore, guiding its staff, partners, customers, and communities towards more responsible energy choices
  • Created an econometric model capturing the full costs of ownership across transportation modalities, to support policy decisions, as part of Eden’s Future of Mobility Initiative
  • Developed a global ranking of the Top 50 Smart City Governments through in-depth interviews with City Mayors
  • Developed a Singapore Market Guide for the F&B, built environment, health & wellness, education, and financial services sectors to support New Zealand businesses in entering Singapore
  • Facilitated behavioural change workshops for Singapore’s tax authority body
  • Conducted primary research for an impact study for a local government agency to assess the impact of an innovation grant using blend of primary research methodologies such as in-depth interviews, focus group discussions, and ethnographic observations