Knowledge Brief

ESG: The Sustainable Trend

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ESG Enters The Mainstream

Esther An

Chief Sustainability Officer
City Development Ltd

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Esther An
Chief Sustainability Officer
City Development Ltd


Christian Bernasconi​​​
Founding Partner
B&I Capital AG​


Dane Garrod
Portfolio Manager
Asia Pacific
Cohen & Steers


Ruben Langbroek
Head of Asia Pacific, GRESB


Andrew White
Senior Sustainability Consultant
La Francaise Forum Securities

APREA Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Roundtable

With climate change and environmental regulation being hot button topics for regulators and investors world- wide, the APREA ESG Roundtable was established to track the latest developments in this fast-evolving space and keep members abreast of current best practices. A proliferation of standards, both voluntary and mandatory, across Asia has also led to a role for the group in alignment of standards across borders and jurisdictions.

Sustainability Guideline and Benchmarks

  • Reviewing the scope of the evolving ESG concept and its relevance to Asia

  • Reviewing various ESG Reporting Frameworks used by investors across the Asia Pacific region through which standardized ESG reporting met- rics and an ‘entry level’ ESG reporting template can be developed

Sustainable Investing

  • Collaborating with APREA members as well as leading academic and research partners on providing thought leadership on sustainable investing

To learn more about the APREA ESG Roundtable,
please contact Allan Zhang at


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