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A passionate and active advocate for sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability and ESG best practices. CDL is ranked top real estate company on the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World 2020. Key ESG initiatives include publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in Singapore in 2008 and issuing the first green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017. As a forerunner in embracing the UN SDGs, Esther was conferred 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact.
She sits on the boards or advisory platforms of several global and local organisations including the World Green Building Council, Singapore Green Building Council, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group, GRI Corporate Leadership Group, Asia Pacific Real Estate Association Singapore Chapter Board, Global Compact Network Singapore and Urban Land Institute Singapore Chapter.
Esther founded the Women4Green Network as she believes in empowering women to drive sustainable practices at home, at work and at play.
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|03:25 pm||05:25 pm||SESSION III – SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA||
-The importance for Southeast Asian countries to adapt new strategies to transform to sustainable growth models
-Social and environmental responsibility, evolving Read More
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