Vinise is the Operations Associate at SecondMuse based in Singapore, where she supports the design and delivery of inclusive innovation and entrepreneurship programming for The Incubation Network in order to prevent ocean plastic pollution in South and Southeast Asia.
She believes that systems today perpetuate environmental destruction and social inequity and works to transform them to be more inclusive and sustainable. Additionally, she believes that the power of awareness and our voice can be instrumental in behavioural change and that the value of People-first Public-Private-Partnerships (PfPPPs) as a means for ensuring sustainable, ethical and community-building economic development, can change the world.
One of the biggest reasons for Vinise to want to mitigate the climate crisis is to help improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people around the world. It is estimated that 11% of the world’s population is vulnerable to climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, heatwaves, extreme weather events and sea-level rise. Many of these people are living in the poorest countries in the world, with little capacity to cope with these changes or recover.
Although these are often reported in countrywide statistics, every instance of this happening is a human tragedy, limiting the ability of that person to live a complete life. A long-time passion of Vinise has been advocating and protecting women’s rights where she has learnt that this will only come with climate justice.
Previously with the mental health, climate change and advertising sector, she has built a greenhouse emissions reporting tool, worked on large-scale marketing and advertising projects in hospitality, music and retail, and helped to form communities and partnerships between the public, governmental and private sectors to propel conversations for systemic change.