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. Undisclosed Risk focuses on corporate transparency on environmental risks, and lays the groundwork for understanding environmental disclosure and reporting in emerging markets through an investor lens.
Undisclosed Risk is the second 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 Emerging Risk report, Undisclosed 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.