Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited (CDL), Singapore

Speaking Session

Short Biography

A sustainability practitioner for over two decades, ESTHER published the first sustainability report in Singapore in 2008 and issued the first green bond by a Singapore company in 2017.  Conferred the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact and named a G20 EMPOWER Advocate in 2022, Esther sits on the boards or advisory platforms of international organizations including:

  • Global Reporting Initiative
  • GRESB Foundation Board
  • World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board
  • UN PRI Real Estate Advisory Committee.

Esther also chairs the following Committees:

  • Singapore Sustainability Reporting Advisory Committee
  • Asia Pacific Real Estate Association’s ESG Committee
  • Urban Land Institute Singapore’s Sustainability Product Council
  • Vice-chair of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ ESG Committee

She founded Women4Green and Youth4Climate networks to empower women and youths to champion climate action and sustainable development.