CapitaLand’s 2030 Sustainability Master Plan

Through the eventual deployment of suitable innovations identified from the CSXC, CapitaLand seeks to accelerate its efforts to meet its sustainability goals set out in CapitaLand’s 2030 Sustainability Master Plan launched in October 2020.  CapitaLand’s Sustainability Master Plan builds upon the Group’s sustainability achievements over the past 20 years, accelerating and amplifying its sustainability efforts for the next 10 years till 2030.  

In elevating its commitment to global sustainability, CapitaLand’s Sustainability Master Plan focuses on the following three key themes to drive its sustainability efforts in the environment, social and governance pillars, enabling the Group to create a larger positive impact on the environment and society:

Build portfolio resilience and resource efficiency
Enable thriving and future-adaptive communities
Accelerate sustainability innovation and collaboration 

To participate and for more information on the CSXC and the challenge statements, please see Annex or visit:  

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[1] For more details and requirements on the seven challenge statements, please see the Annex.

  • Annex - Seven challenge statements and timeline for CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge

    Seven challenge statements:

    Theme 1: Low carbon transition

    1)    How might we achieve onsite clean energy solutions for existing buildings?
    2)    How might we achieve significant reduction in energy consumption for existing buildings?

    As part of its Sustainability Master Plan, CapitaLand has set ambitious carbon reduction targets which include a 78%[2] reduction in carbon emissions intensity by 2030.  CapitaLand also seeks to reduce its energy consumption intensity at its operating properties by 35%[3] and increase the proportion of total electricity consumption from renewable sources by 35% by 2030.  CapitaLand also aims to green its entire global portfolio by 2030.

    To achieve these goals, CapitaLand is seeking onsite clean energy innovations to attain significant reduction in carbon emissions while presenting a strong case on efficiency, effectiveness, and commercial viability.  The innovations should be suitable for deployment within a limited space at CapitaLand’s existing properties.  CapitaLand also seeks innovations and technologies to strive towards super-low energy use without compromising on occupant experience.  Outcomes should be measurable and achieve beyond the highest ratings in green building standards across the globe.


    Theme 2: Water conservation and resilience

    3)    How can we adopt new ways of managing water in existing properties in order to detect abnormalities in the water usage pattern and/or leakages?
    4)    How might we reduce potable water usage in existing buildings with water harvesting and/or recycling methods?

    CapitaLand has raised its water consumption intensity reduction target to 45%2 for its operating properties in its Sustainability Master Plan.  To improve water efficiency and reduce water wastage at CapitaLand’s properties, the challenge seeks innovations that can accurately detect and diagnose abnormal water usage and provide leak prevention solutions in a cost-effective manner.   CapitaLand is also exploring the deployment of innovative solutions to harvest and/or recycle alternative sources of water (e.g. rainwater, greywater) while taking into consideration the existing infrastructure of the building.  

    Theme 3: Waste management and the circular economy

    5)    How might we better segregate waste at source for recycling or treatment?
    6)    What is a viable circular economic solution that CapitaLand can introduce to manage resources and waste across CapitaLand properties and construction sites?

    In the Sustainability Master Plan, CapitaLand also aims to achieve a 25% recycling rate at its operating properties and to divert 75% of its construction waste away from the landfill.  CapitaLand seeks to explore new solutions and technologies that can be deployed to reshape consumer behaviour and incentivise waste segregation for more effective recycling or treatment.  CapitaLand also seeks innovations for circularity to reduce pressure on the environment, improve security of raw materials supply and deliver long-term economic value.  

    Theme 4: Healthy and safe buildings

    7)    How might we improve indoor air quality (IAQ) to enhance wellness of users in our existing buildings?

    The well-being of staff, residents, shoppers, tenants and the public at CapitaLand’s properties is a key priority.  With recent challenges such as COVID-19, haze and air pollution, the importance of air quality has come to the fore.  Deploying technology to improve IAQ on a large scale, as well as tracking IAQ data and measuring its benefits would be essential.  CapitaLand seeks scalable, cost-efficient and low-carbon solutions to clean, monitor and manage the indoor air quality accurately and efficiently.


    10 November 2020 to 1 February 2021

    Open for submissions.

    2 February 2021 to 31 March 2021

    Shortlisting of top six projects by a panel of experts.

    5 April 2021 to 10 May 2021

    Mentorship and coaching for finalists to refine proposals.

    May 2021 (date to be advised)

    Grand finale pitch to judging panel. 

    For full details on the CSXC and the challenge statements, please visit:


    [2] Targets are relative to 2008 as a baseline.
    [3] For operational properties at the end of 2019.  Excludes properties from the former Ascendas-Singbridge.