Singapore (4 September, 2019) SM Investments Corporation (SMIC) Vice President for Sustainability, Koleen Davila-Palaganas, is one of the 27 outstanding women leaders from 11 countries that have been selected as Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen, an annual listing of exceptional female sustainability leaders in the region. They were chosen out of 126 nominations from 20 countries across Asia.
The 2019 List was announced by Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) CEO Tim Mohin, and Ásthildur Hjaltadóttir, GRI's Chief of Network Engagement and Regional Implementation Officer, who were Guests of Honour at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit’s networking cocktail reception in Singapore. They presented Superwoman Certificates as a mark of honour to the Sustainability Superwomen attending the event.
A Sustainability Superwoman is someone who is leading change through sustainability strategies and initiatives within her organisation as well as outside of her organisation. An international jury reviews and assesses the nominations to identify the winners.
Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen is a non-profit project initiated by CSRWorks International, Singapore’s most trusted name in sustainability consulting, training and thought leadership. The project’s purpose is to recognise and honour the contribution of exceptional women leaders who are driving change to make the world a better place.
Rajesh Chhabara, managing director of CSRWorks International, said, “We’re delighted to see Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen go from strength to strength. These women have led the way on sustainability and diversity throughout Asia. We hope that by celebrating their numerous achievements we will inspire more women to become future sustainability leaders.”
Koleen D. Palaganas, SMIC’s Vice President for Sustainability and one of the Sustainability Superwomen, iterated SM’s commitment, “At SM, we are committed to harnessing our resources and doing our share to create more sustainable communities.”
Meanwhile, SMIC President and Chief Executive Officer, Frederic C. DyBuncio, also emphasizes the company’s commitment to sustainability, “We anchor all our businesses on good corporate governance and ensure that the long-term success of the company remains balanced with the long-term best interests of our various stakeholders.”