ESG regulation in Asia has a chance to ‘leapfrog’ others

First panel from the Asia stream discusses the reporting and disclosure needed from companies

Net-zero commitments from countries in Asia are encouraging in accelerating the pace of change for ESG regulation in the region, but significant gaps remain, according to panellists at the latest Global ESG Summit.

In the first panel for the Asia stream, moderated by ESG Clarity global head of ESG insight Natalie Kenway and entitled Climate reporting and adaptation, panellists discussed what reporting they’re looking for from companies, green taxonomies and why even though parts of Asia lack the supporting infrastructure for advancing ESG regulation, there is a chance to “leapfrog” other jurisdictions and learn from their regulatory journeys.

The panellists were:

  • Kamran Khan, managing director, head of ESG for Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank
  • Gabriel Wilson-Otto, director, sustainable investing, Fidelity International
  • Stephanie Choi, sustainable and impact investing strategist, UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office

Watch the full panel discussion here.