The impact of climate change on regional security and competitiveness
Large businesses that rely on a social licence to operate (which is the case for the majority of businesses around the globe – and especially for renowned MNCs) can no longer ignore the pressures of a socially engaged world.
As consumers have become more socially conscious, so too have investors who are increasingly seeking closer scrutiny of the integrity of GVCs both to protect their investments and to use their investor influence to improve integrity-associated outcomes. This has most recently been demonstrated by decisions by the investment community, and with the emerging standards being developed in the banking sector on a global ESG framework.
This event will discuss the approaches to ESG trade policy from a European vs Asia-Pacific perspective, with speakers from both Europe and the Asia-Pacific debating the various approaches to trade policy and discussing how various policy mechanisms to address climate change will be imperative in future trade discussion.