A new series of reports from IFC and World Resources Institute (WRI) shines a spotlight on environmental risks and opportunities that will impact the financial performance of companies in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and sounds the alarm that these risk and opportunities are overlooked by investors and companies in the region. Emerging Risk lays the groundwork for analysts to understand environmental issues as financially material, and for companies to see the financial benefits of reducing their environmental impact.
Emerging Risk is the first report in a series establishing the link between issues such as climate change, air pollution, water, and natural resource depletion and traditional financial analysis on corporate value and financial strength for companies in these six key Asian economies. Together with the Undisclosed Risk report, Emerging Risk sets the stage for a series of sector-specific reports published by WRI and HSBC. The reports examine the financial impact of environmental risks and opportunities in the region's food and beverage, real estate and power generation sectors.
Finally, in a working paper, "Analyzing Environmental Trends: Taking the Pulse of Asia's Financial Community", WRI and HSBC share insights gained from the research as well as feedback received from the region's financial community, to frame the key challenges to analyzing the financial impacts of emerging environmental trends in the region. Read the working paper.