NTU has won commendation for its efforts in sustainability from the European Chamber of Commerce, Singapore (EuroCham Singapore).
The EuroCham Sustainability Awards recognise companies of both Singaporean and European origins for their efforts in environmental, social and governance (ESG) communication, investments, sustainable business innovation, social sustainability and sustainable transportation and logistics.
The University received the award in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments category, the only Institute of Higher Learning among the finalists.
NTU Senior Vice President (Administration) Ms Tan Aik Na accepted the award on behalf of the University from Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat, at a ceremony held at the Capella Hotel on 2 November.
NTU has a multi-faceted approach in sustainability investments, from research innovation, infrastructure upgrade, adopting innovative technologies, to education, and community engagement, under the NTU Sustainability Manifesto launched in 2021.
These efforts include the launch of a sustainability-linked bond, investment in new solar panels on the NTU Smart Campus, and Gaia, NTU’s eighth zero-energy building and Asia’s largest wooden building constructed using sustainable Mass Engineered Timber, among others.
The awards received 35 nominations and were judged by a panel of industry leaders and sustainability experts.