CDL Embarks on Its Next Phase of Sustainability Innovation

Aug 19, 2016 9:05 AM ET
CDL integrates sustainability into its business strategy to provide a holistic account of its value creation for stakeholders. Adam Woodhall reports...
Sustainability, when done well, is driven at its core by innovation. A shining pearl of sustainable pioneering in Asia is the Singapore-based City Developments Limited (CDL), a real estate company operating in 26 countries and one of the city-state’s largest companies by market capitalisation. Its strategy? “At CDL, innovations for green growth is driven by a deep commitment to sustainability”, says Esther An, CDL’s Chief Sustainability Officer who has been instrumental in building up the company’s CSR portfolio since 1995.
The built environment is recognised as having one of the most significant environmental impacts. It is therefore essential that all stakeholders in the industry take positive action. CDL is one of the leaders in this area, achieving many firsts, not just in Singapore, but also across Asia Pacific and the world, transforming the way buildings sustain life.

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