ABOUT THE ORGANISERS
City Developments Limited (CDL) is a Singapore-listed international real estate operating company with a global presence spanning 100 locations in 28 countries. As one of Singapore’s largest companies by market capitalisation, its income-stable and geographically-diversified portfolio comprises residences, offices, hotels, serviced apartments, integrated developments and shopping malls, totalling over 18 million square feet of floor area globally.
CDL has hotel assets in one of the world’s largest hotel groups – its London-listed subsidiary, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C), has over 130 hotels globally, many in key gateway cities. Globally, CDL has developed over 40,000 homes and is one of Singapore’s largest commercial landlords, with one of the biggest landbanks amongst Singapore private-sector developers.
Beyond shaping the cityscape with architectural icons, CDL has been leading the industry with sustainability practices and green building innovation, in line with its ethos of ‘Conserving as we Construct’ since 1995. It is listed on 12 prominent sustainability rankings and indices, including – FTSE4Good Index Series (since 2002), MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes (since 2009), Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (since 2010), Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (since 2011) and Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (since 2018).
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Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) is the national lead agency promoting Corporate Sustainability, providing a one-stop concierge service for businesses to begin, deepen and broaden their sustainability journey.
As the local chapter of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), GCNS encourages companies committed to align their operations and strategies with UNGC’s 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Through various platforms for multi-stakeholder engagement and collective action, GCNS advances the stewardship of sustainable business practices, supporting Singapore’s national agenda of becoming a regional sustainable business hub.
Since its inception in 2005, GCNS (then the Singapore Compact for Corporate Social Responsibility) has raised the level of awareness, and adoption, of Corporate Sustainability in businesses through collaboration between relevant stakeholders and practitioners in businesses, government and civil society. In addition, GCNS nurtures the next generation of sustainability business leaders through its youth initiatives. GCNS is a stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative.
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