Doing Good with Jane Goodall
CDL worked with the Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) (JGIS) to host world renowned conservationist and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall when she was in Singapore in November.
26 and 28 NOVEMBER 2019 – During Dr Goodall’s time in Singapore for the JGIS ConservAction Week, CDL hosted Dr Goodall at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel’s serviced apartments. In addition, CDL was the key partner of the JGIS Fundraising Gala Dinner held at the hotel, as well as the 7th Asia Environment Lecture “Living in Harmony with Nature & Wildlife: A Dialogue with Dr Jane Goodall”. The Asia Environment Lecture is a partnership between CDL and NUS since 2014.
While Dr Goodall’s voice may be gentle, her passion and messages about nature and wildlife conservation were powerful.
The JGIS Fundraising Gala Dinner held on 26 November 2019 was a resounding success. CDL Group CEO Mr Sherman Kwek gave the opening remarks, while Dr Goodall delivered the keynote address. Some 300 guests, comprising many C-suites of leading businesses and senior officials of public and international agencies, attended the gala dinner. Besides hearing Dr Goodall sharing passionately about the importance of living in harmony with nature, the evening also saw an engaging live auction of Dr Goodall’s memorabilia to raise funds for JGIS programmes in Singapore.
At the 7th Asia Environment Lecture on 28 November 2019, Dr Goodall addressed a sold-out event of some 1,700 crowd at NUS’s University Cultural Centre. While Dr Goodall’s voice may be gentle, her passion and messages about nature and wildlife conservation were powerful.
At the two-hour lecture, Dr Goodall detailed her amazing life journey in protecting wildlife and nature, particularly chimpanzees, for the last six decades and promoting conservation to youths through the Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots initiative. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Mr Heng Swee Keat graced the lecture as the Guest-of-Honour and delivered the key opening remarks.