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ESG is having its moment, and so are its female champions

CDL's Esther An says women tend to look beyond a "hardcore" numbers-driven approach towards business.

Green finance in the Asia-Pacific has grown significantly over the past few years, says MAS's Gillian Tan.

Lauren Sorkin of Global Resilient Cities Network says women contribute to "diversity of thought", leading to better decisions.

"When we have female role models to look up to, it helps to foster confidence," says Emily Tan of Shell City Solutions.

Durreen Shahnaz, founder and chief executive officer of Impact Investment Exchange, still feels that more can be done to give underserved women a voice in the market.


AS sustainability-centred priorities grow in prominence on regulators' and investors' agendas, women, too, are increasingly muscling into the traditionally male-dominated fields like finance and real estate.

While there is little hard data on the matter, women have been...

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