A pioneer in CSR and sustainability in Singapore for over two decades, Esther has been instrumental in establishing City Developments Limited’s sustainability leadership, stakeholder engagement, reporting and green financing initiatives. A forerunner in embracing the UN SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDG), Esther was recognized as the 2018 SDG Pioneer for Green Infrastructure and A Low Carbon Economy by the UN Global Compact (UNGC).

She sits on board several organisations including Global Compact NetworkSingapore Management Committee, World Green Building Council Corporate Advisory Board, UNEP Finance Initiative Real Estate Group and GRI Corporate Leadership Group for Integrated Reporting. As the founder of the Women4Green Network, Esther is committed to engaging and empowering women to drive sustainable practices at home, at work and at play.

She spearheaded the establishment of the zero energy Singapore Sustainability Academy which has become a hub for networking and capacity building for climate action, sustainability developments and partnership across the stakeholder ecosystem both locally and globally.