CapitaLand receives global recognition for sustainable practices

Romesh Navaratnarajah8 Sep 2017

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View of The Interlace condominium in Singapore. (Photo: CapitaLand)

CapitaLand has once again been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) as well as in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.

This is the group’s sixth consecutive listing in the world index and ninth consecutive listing in the regional index, making CapitaLand the longest-standing Singapore company to be recognised in the DJSI.

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CapitaLand was also named as the Regional Sector Leader of Asia (Diversified1) in the 2017 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment for the seventh year running.

GRESB also recognised CapitaLand Mall Trust (CMT) as Regional Sector Leader of Asia (Retail – Listed).

GRESB is an industry-driven organisation committed to assessing the environmental, social and governance performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios. Its members, which include fiduciaries and pension funds, use GRESB data to optimise their investments’ risk and return profile.

“These results affirm CapitaLand’s unwavering commitment to creating long-term value for our investors as we expand our business and innovate to build resilient and sustainable real estate of the future,” said Tan Seng Chai, group chief corporate officer of CapitaLand and chairman of the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee.

“We will continue in our efforts to raise the bar on sustainability to improve the economic, environmental and social well-being of the communities we operate in.”

The latest recognitions add to CapitaLand’s growing list of sustainability achievements accumulated throughout 2017.

In January, it was listed in RobecoSAM’s The Sustainability Yearbook 2017 while emerging second in the annual Singapore Governance and Transparency Index (SGTI) 2017 under the general category in August.

During that same month, CapitaLand, CapitaLand Commercial Trust and CMT were also listed in the year’s FTSE4Good Index and on the FTSE4Good ASEAN 5 Index.


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Senior Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email


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