Esther AnChief Sustainability Officer at City Developments Limited
An active advocate for green building and sustainability for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing CDL’s leadership in sustainability. It is ranked top real estate company on the 2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and is also the only CDP A-List company for climate strategy and water security in SE Asia. Key ESG initiatives she has spearheaded include publishing the first sustainability report using GRI standards in Singapore in 2008; embracing IIRC approach since 2015; issuing the first green bond by a Singaporean company in 2017 and pioneering an SDG Innovation Loan in Singapore in 2019.
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. Sitting on board the World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, she chairs the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s Sustainability and ESG Steering Committee and is also the Co-Chairperson of Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council.