Environmental, Social & Governance

ARA aims to be a responsible real assets fund manager to our investors, employees and communities. We place a strong emphasis on integrity, and are committed to the highest standards of corporate governance in managing the assets on behalf of our investors. Socially, we believe in creating an inclusive and diverse work environment, empowering our staff for them to learn and grow with the company. As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, ARA contributes to the communities it operates in through donations, scholarships, staff voluntarism as well as various other community-wide initiatives. On the environmental front, we believe that the effective management of our assets will lower our carbon footprint, help conserve natural resources and combat climate change. Above all, we strive to deliver the best-in-class assets and services to our stakeholders.  

Our commitment to sustainability allows us to create long-term value for all our stakeholders and to drive business growth. However, sustainability is always a work-in-progress. As we journey on to Think Sustainable, Act Responsible, we will continue to make strides towards our sustainability vision and mission in the years to come.

Click to read ARA’s Sustainability Report and ARA’s ESG Roadmap.

ARA’s Sustainability Mission:
To be a responsible real assets fund manager to our investors, employees and communities. Together, we create long-term value and embrace sustainability in our business and environment.

“We are proud of what ARA has achieved over the past few years, and we have ambitious plans going forward, with a clear sustainability purpose. We will continue to build on our momentum as a responsible fund manager and good corporate citizen.”

Lim Hwee Chiang John, Group Chief Executive Officer

“Because it takes years to build a reputation and mere minutes to wreck it, we’re always mindful of doing the right thing, even if it takes more time and effort”

Mark Hwang, Head of Group Legal & Compliance

“Our people are our biggest asset. We value everyone regardless of gender, ethnicity, creed or age. Only a fair and inclusive culture can drive us forward continually.”

Ng Beng Tiong, Assistant Group CEO, Group Chief Operating Officer

“Energy efficiency optimization is never a one-off upgrading exercise. We have to continuously upkeep the systems through proper equipment maintenance and keep a lookout for further improvement by embracing advancing property technology.”

Lucas Tan, Engineering Manager