Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) and Keppel REIT Management Limited (Keppel REIT) in association with United International Pictures, Singapore (UIP Singapore), have lent their support to the Sustainable Singapore movement with the premiere screening of the documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power.
The event was graced by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, the boards and senior management of Keppel Land and Keppel REIT, management of UIP Singapore, as well as about 500 invited guests including office tenants, Keppel’s employees, business partners, local personalities (such as Carla Dunareanu, Alaric Tay, Jacelyn Tay, Simone Heng, Tracy Phillips, Tay Kewei, Inch Chua), social media influencers and tertiary students from the North West District.
Mr Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land, said, “As a responsible green developer, we are committed to sustainable development. Our support of this movie premiere is in line with our proactive and holistic approach to sustainability and is also aligned with our commitment to fight climate change.
Through initiatives such as this, we seek to raise awareness of environmental issues. Together, we can shape a cleaner, greener future for generations to come.”
Mr Tan Swee Yiow, CEO of Keppel REIT Management, said, “Sustainability is a collective responsibility. As one of Singapore’s largest landlords of premium Grade A office space, we want to engage and involve our stakeholders including tenants, industry partners and the larger community, in playing a critical role towards environmental responsibility. Through such initiatives, we hope to continue rallying our stakeholders in the building of a more sustainable tomorrow.”
Ms Flora Goh, Managing Director of UIP Singapore, said, “As we applaud corporations like Keppel who are already leading the way by engaging in sustainable practices as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, we hope that the film will cause a ripple effect to inspire the wider public to do their part as a community, to stop climate change and pursue sustainable living for the sake of future generations.”
For Keppel Land, 2017 marks 10 years since it formed a dedicated committee for achieving sustainability targets for the company as well as for its developments in Singapore and overseas.
Environmental targets are set to achieve reduction in waste, water and energy in Keppel Land’s corporate office, as well as across its portfolio of properties.
Keppel Land also recently adopted six of United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals which are most relevant for its business. They are Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action and Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. The company is setting targets in line with these adopted Goals in its sustainability journey over the next few years.
As a leading landlord of prime office buildings in Singapore and Australia, Keppel REIT seeks to conduct its business responsibly.
The REIT is the first real estate investment trust to be named Regional Sector Leader for the Office Sector in Asia in the internationally-recognised Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) for three consecutive years.
Committed to excellence in environmental performance, the REIT adopts a holistic and proactive approach towards environmental management and protection in all its business practices as well as operations.
The documentary, a riveting sequel to the award-winning “An Inconvenient Truth” released in 2006, is a follow-up of former United States Vice President Al Gore’s efforts around the world to rally climate champions and influence international climate policy.
To engage the wider public and drive conversations among them, UIP Singapore has garnered support from local personalities and social media influencers, such as Hossan Leong and Rosalyn Lee among others, to take the lead and share simple but impactful ways that each individual can contribute towards sustainability with the hashtag, “#BeInconvenient”.
In a bid to reach out to the youths, UIP Singapore has also spearheaded a Schools Screening Programme to organise screenings for students from primary schools to tertiary institutions.
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” will open in Singapore cinemas from 17 August 2017.
Photos of the event can be downloaded from the link below:
A transcript of the speech delivered by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources can be downloaded from the following link: https://goo.gl/SMPRLK
About Keppel Land and Keppel REIT
Keppel Land, a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, is recognised for its sterling portfolio of award-winning residential developments and investment-grade commercial properties, as well as high standards of corporate governance and transparency.
The Company is geographically diversified in Asia, with Singapore and China as its core markets, as well as Vietnam and Indonesia as its growth markets.
Keppel Land is Asia’s premier home developer, with a pipeline of more than 60,000 homes in Singapore and overseas. The Company is also a leading prime office developer in Singapore, contributing to enhancing the city’s skyline with landmark developments such as Marina Bay Financial Centre, Ocean Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay.
Keppel Land is committed to grow its commercial portfolio in key Asian cities such as Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin in China, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Jakarta in Indonesia, Yangon in Myanmar and Manila in The Philippines.
Sponsored by Keppel Land, Keppel REIT was listed by way of an introduction on 28 April 2006. Keppel REIT is one of the largest real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed on the Singapore Exchange with assets under management of over $8 billion.
The REIT is managed by Keppel REIT Management Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Capital, a premier asset manager in Asia with a diversified portfolio that includes real estate, infrastructure and data centre properties in key global markets.
Keppel REIT’s portfolio comprises interests in nine premium office assets with 12 office towers strategically located in the central business districts of Singapore, as well as key Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The REIT’s objective is to generate stable income and long-term growth for Unitholders by owning and investing in a portfolio of quality income-producing commercial real estate and real estate-related assets in Singapore and pan-Asia.
About “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. US former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.
Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
Film materials can be found below:
- Trailer: https://youtu.be/Kw1Poo18Mjg
- Movie stills, poster and production notes: https://goo.gl/Wqj2qu
For more information, please contact:
Group Corporate Communications
Keppel Corporation Limited
Tel: (65) 6413 6420 / (65) 9277 6401
United International Pictures, Singapore
Tel: (65) 6595 9994 / (65) 9721 7555