Chun Yee Yip
Director of Social Impact
Chun Yee Yip has more than two decades of experience developing and implementing social impact and corporate social responsibility programs with private and public partnerships. Currently the director of social impact at Lendlease, she oversees and drives the company’s Foundation efforts to create social value in the Americas region. Focus areas include workforce development, mental health and wellbeing, climate action and food security. Prior to her current role, she was the director of social impact at Global Brands Group, a member of the Fung Group developing strategic philanthropy programs, implementing sustainability initiatives, and creating community engagement solutions.
In the non-profit sector, Chun Yee worked in development and external affairs at Third Street Music School Settlement, the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) and the US Fund for UNICEF. She also has held leadership roles at fashion and lifestyle companies such as Ann Inc., Hello!Lucky and Givenchy developing corporate social responsibility programs, strategic plans, and integrated marketing and communications strategies.
Chun Yee’s commitment to develop and advance environmental and social sustainability solutions in communities comes from her hope to leave a better world for her young daughter. She is engaged with thought leaders in the property sector to further social impact efforts and is a frequent guest speaker on ESG efforts, workforce development strategies and mental health in the workplace. She received her BA in political science at Barnard College and MIA in international economic policy at The School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. During her free time, she enjoys skiing, aerial yoga, traveling and eating dim sum.