沈銳華 Jack Sim
世界馬桶組織創辦人, 創意問題解決者, Ashoka 社會企業創業獎獲獎者
Founder of World Toilet Organization, Creative Problem Solver, Ashoka Innovators for Public 2007
Jack broke the global taboo of toilet and sanitation by bringing it to global media centre-stage with his unique mix of humour and serious facts since 2001.
After attaining financial independence at age of 40 as a businessman, he decided to devote the rest of his life to social work. Then he established the Restroom Association of Singapore (RAS) in 1998, which addresses the state of dirty public toilets in designs, building codes and poorly trained cleaners. Realising the need for a global body on the subject, Jack created the World Toilet Organization (WTO) in 2001 as a global network and service platform for toilet associations, academia, government, UN agencies and toilet stakeholders to learn from one another and leverage media and corporate support that in turn influenced governments to promote sound sanitation and public health policies.
With all his remarkable achievement, he was awarded the “Inaugural Singapore Green Plan Award”, “Social Entrepreneur of the Year”, and also named as “Hero of the Environment” by TIME, “Asian of the Year” by Channel News Asia and Reader’s Digest in 2009 and 2011.