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Ms Bernise Ang

Principal and Methodology Lead, Zeroth Labs

Bernise Ang is Principal and Methodology Lead at Zeroth Labs, an experimental public sector innovation lab which uncovers behavioural insights and applies them to social policy issues. They tackle complex urbanisation issues in developing country contexts with governments and multilaterals to co-create new forms of services, products, and innovate new business models. Bernise’s work spans sectors such as Environment, Sanitation, Waste Management, Youth, Higher Education, Public Services, and Healthcare. Although trained in psychology, her work at Zeroth involves playing alchemist of that and other fields - such as data science, public policy, system dynamics, anthropology, technology and design. Previously, Bernise spent 9 years in other sectors including finance (private equity and M&A), at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (UN CSD) and UNFCCC, and in founding and building a youth development nonprofit, Syinc, from which Zeroth Labs emerged as a spin-off venture. Bernise is an Emeritus Board member of the International Youth Foundation, Asia21 Young Leader of the Asia Society, Board Director of the International Young Professionals Foundation, and most recently Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.

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