Jessica is the Managing Editor of Eco-Business, an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, director, producer and a social entrepreneur. She has more than a decade of experience in journalism with a particular expertise in sustainable development, and was formerly the political and environment correspondent for The Straits Times. She is an adjunct research associate for the Centre for Liveable Cities, a Singapore think tank focused on creating and sharing knowledge on liveable and sustainable cities.
She presented an episode, Confronting Climate Change, in the Challenge Tomorrow series by Channel NewsAsia, a Singapore-headquartered English language Asian TV News channel which aired in March 2017. She also leads Eco-Business’s multimedia unit in directing and producing short documentaries on sustainability issues.
She is the winner of many journalism awards, including the Earth Journalism Awards at the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen in 2009, Young Journalist of the Year by Singapore Press Holdings in 2010, and the Asean Green Technology Journalism Award in 2011. She also has a merit award for the environmental leadership category from the Ten Outstanding Young Persons awards by JCI Singapore.
She founded Eco-Business in 2009 with a vision to provide a platform for the region to discuss and advance sustainability issues. Under her leadership, Eco-Business beat other media giants to clinch the Lee Foundation Excellence in Environmental Reporting by a Media Organisation Merit Award at the Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) 2013. In 2015, Jessica was given the AEJA’s Sustained Environmental Reporting by a Journalist Award for her efforts in contributing to environmental journalism over the last decade.
Fraser is an award-winning self-shooting producer/director, development producer, journalist and writer.
He has produced and directed documentary, news, commercial and brand shoots in countries around the world: Australia, China, France, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia the Philippines, Scotland, Taiwan and Thailand to name a few.
He has produced, directed and filmed documentary and branded commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands. His speciality is working fast in remote locations and in factual content for digital and broadcast.
A former news producer with ESPN and Fox, Fraser is an experienced interviewer and reporter. His key skills are finding and developing series ideas and stories and finding exceptional real characters with great stories.
As a self-shooting director, he’s adept at getting the best from talents on camera and fusing an artistic visual documentary style with strong narrative skills.
He is the founder of Far Features, which produces multimedia documentary in film, photography and words for the world’s leading media and selected brands.
This short film was co-directed and produced by Jessica Cheam and Fraser Morton.