ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
Singapore’s property pioneer City Developments Limited (CDL) is a listed international property and hotel conglomerate with a global network spanning 94 locations in 26 countries. It has developed over 36,000 luxurious and quality homes across diverse market segments and is also one of Singapore’s biggest landlords.
Beyond shaping the cityscape with architectural icons, CDL has been leading the industry with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and green building innovations, having established its ethos of ‘Conserving as we Construct’ in 1995. This has been integrated into CDL’s corporate vision and mission to create business value and sustainability through a strategic balanced triple-bottom line in financial, environmental and social performance.
In Singapore, CDL has been recognised for its commitment to sustainable development with the Built Environment Leadership Platinum Award in 2009, the Green Mark Platinum Champion Award in 2011, and the Quality Excellence Award – Quality Champion (Platinum) since 2013 by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). To date, CDL has greened Singapore with over 80 BCA Green Mark buildings and spaces.
Globally, CDL is the first Singapore corporation to be listed on four of the world’s leading sustainability benchmarks – FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002), MSCI ESG Indexes (since 2009), Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010) and Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (since 2011). CDL continues to be ranked as the Top Singapore Company and Most Sustainable Corporation in Real Estate Management & Development on the eminent 2017 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. It is also ranked Asia’s Top Property Developer in the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking for three consecutive years.
CDL is a founding member of Global Compact Network Singapore, and one of the pioneer Singapore signatories of the United Nations Global Compact to lend its support to the advancement of responsible corporate citizenship in Singapore.
For more information on CDL’s CSR initiatives, visit www.cdl.com.sg/csr.
As the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) encourages and facilitates the progress of companies committed to aligning their operations and strategies with the UNGC’s 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
In Singapore, GCNS is the national lead agency promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Sustainability, providing a one stop concierge service to aid any business that would like to begin, deepen and broaden their sustainability journey.
GCNS encourages collaboration between relevant stakeholders and practitioners in businesses, government and civil society to create long-lasting value for the community. Through various platforms for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action, GCNS aims to advance sustainable business practices and CSR, supporting Singapore’s national agenda of becoming a sustainable nation.
GCNS has raised the level of awareness and adoption of CSR amongst businesses since its inception in 2005, and also expanded its mission to include the larger corporate sustainability agenda and the nurturing of next generation sustainability leaders through its youth initiatives. It is also a stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative.