The ULI Singapore Sustainability Product Council’s mission is threefold.
- To engage key city and real estate industry stakeholders to accelerate the adoption and implementation of sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry
- To provide a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing and exchange of best practices that mitigate and adapt to climate and sustainability related challenges along the life cycle of real estate design, development, management and operations
- To offer thought leadership to the industry to advance triple bottom-line benefits while fostering more resilient, sustainable and low-carbon built environment.
The Council firmly believes that the notion of sustainability transcends cities and buildings. Therefore at city level, it seeks to examine city transformation through actions on emergency management, food security, health and safety across formal and informal settlement, climate change and reduction of carbon footprint. At real estate level, it seeks to focus on the business case of sustainability integration, raising building performance efficiency, mitigating risks, adding long-term value and attracting investors, financiers and consumers.
Proposed impact contributions
The overarching aim of the Council is to support the ULI Center for Sustainability & Economic Performance initiatives by:
- Helping cities to chart a path to Net Zero Carbon
- Developing a toolkit to help scale ‘sustainable and healthy buildings’ across real estate investment portfolios
- Promoting city builders and real estate developers to work together to accelerate investment in resilient infrastructure and urban developments
- Working with asset owners, real estate developers and investment members on building a stronger business case for sustainable investment strategies
The Council programme is designed to engage members based on their expertise and passion within the land use industry in an intimate setting. The goal is to create a topically focused, multidisciplinary group of senior professionals involved in a specific field, who commit to meet on a regular basis to share best practices and develop lasting relationships.
Meetings are closed-door discussions to share knowledge of sustainability best practices. Members share case studies for sustainable buildings, districts, and infrastructure. Co-chairs host conversations to promote the nexus between the built environment and resource efficiency, health and well-being of users and natural systems. Over all, the Council supports strategic alliances, partnerships and initiatives that benefit and incentivise sustainable development.
Council members must attend two of three consecutive meetings to retain their seat, or obtain an excused absence from Council co-chairs. To the extent a member misses two out of three sessions, they may not be asked to renew their application. Participation and attendance are key to the success of the entire council, so each member is expected to participate actively. This includes helping to brainstorm topics for council meetings, attending each meeting and actively engaging with panelists and moderators to ensure a rich environment of ideas.
Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer, City Developments Limited
Nina Yang, Chief Executive Officer, SJ CityGlobal
Become a Sustainability Product Council Member
Engage with like-minded peers in a forum for information exchange on sustainability, resiliency, and health across the real estate industry.