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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

In a new op-ed 'The ESG dilemma: Balancing real progress with investor scepticism' published on 31 May 2024 in The Business Times in Singapore, CEENRG Researcher and PhD Candidate in the Department of Land Economy, Ben Chester Cheong discusses environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations in Singapore’s corporate landscape. He covers the advisory opinion of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on the 21 May 2024 and its potential impact on states and the cascading effects on companies, existing statistics on Scope 3 emissions and sustainability reporting trends and observations, and the emergence of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Framework and its double materiality requirements.