In support of United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CDL organised the inaugural SDG City Challenge (SDGCC) held on 20 October 2018, with support from partners such as Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Health Promotion Board (HPB) and Sport Singapore (SportSG).
Together with their friends and family members across diverse ages, SDGCC saw approximately 1,000 participants. They tackled various fitness challenges such as a 34-storey vertical race, an ActiveSG obstacle course and an 800-metre walk-and-jog at South Beach (CDL’s joint venture mixed development). An Eco-Treasure Hunt was also conducted at at City Square Mall, CDL’s retail mall located beside Farrer Park MRT station.
A first-of-its-kind People, Private and Public (3P) sectors partnership to promote the UN SDGs in Singapore, SDGCC contributes towards SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 17 (Partnership for The Goals).
They are part of 17 UN SDGs set by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The SDGs have garnered the support of 193 nations including Singapore, with a collective aim to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Furthermore, the strong turn-out for SDGCC including infants, toddlers and active agers above 70 years old is in line with the UN SDGs’ “Leave No One Behind” agenda.
Mr Sherman Kwek, Group Chief Executive Officer of CDL, said, “As part of our ethos of ‘Conserving as we Construct’, CDL strives to fulfil our role as a developer of spaces, lives and communities. We believe that a sustainable built environment will provide high quality spaces for people to live, work and play. Through SDGCC, we hope to encourage participants to adopt the SDGs in their daily lives and better understand how healthy lifestyles, green buildings and eco-friendly practices are intricately connected for a sustainable future.”
More information on CDL’s sustainability efforts can be found at www.cdlsustainability.com.