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Risky Business

with Darian McBain

Asian business is changing.

Customer demands, government regulations, stakeholder expectations, they are all evolving under the pressure of the environmental crisis. And even the most robust business models are starting to show cracks.

But it's through those cracks that opportunities arrive.
Do you know how to navigate this new normal?


Risky Business Asia comes to you as a series of conversations around issues of contemporary relevance to business leaders.

Here's Darian with a brief explanation of her vision. 


Carbon Credit Confusion

When it comes to monitoring and assessing carbon emissions, the Science Based Targets initiative was widely seen as the gold standard in trusted and authoritative global institutions.

Until recently.


When the SBTI decided to amend some of its guidelines, uproar ensued, including within its own ranks.


In this episode Mikkel Larson, the CEO of Singapore's Climate Impact Exchange, talks about why he thinks the SBTI move was justified, and why carbon credits are a vital part of the decarbonisation mix.

Why Human Rights Matter to Business 

We talk to Andy Hall, the activist and campaigner who uncovered, and help to correct, human rights problems in Malaysia's world-leading latex industry.

The War Against ESG

ESG is under attack. From all sides.

On this episode we’re joined by Rajeev Peshawaria, the CEO of the Stewardship Asia Centre and author of the new book "Sustainable Sustainability - Why ESG Is Not Enough."

The Risks Around Carbon Offsetting

On this episode, Darian and Teymoor discuss a recent article in The New Yorker that digs into the controversy surrounding South Pole – the world’s most influential climate consultancy. Did South Pole misrepresent the value of its Zimbabwean climate offset products, as The New Yorker suggests? And what lessons can companies learn from the issue? This episode's special guest is Marc Allen, co-founder of Unravel Carbon.

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