Leading investors, banks, companies, and not-for-profits work with ARE to advance dialogue on sustainability and corporate governance matters.

Clients benefit from a network of partners and researchers across Asia that provide in-depth analysis that emphasises the financial relevance of these issues.



Collaborative Investors



Company Engagement Meetings





Data since 2015



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  • Company centred analysis
  • Sustainability factor analysis
  • Thematic / issue centred analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Economic estimations
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  • Development of materials and framing
  • Leading dialogue with companies
  • Identification of relevant investors
  • Issue identification and company selection 

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  • Responsible investment policy development
  • Sustainable finance policy development
  • ESG framework development
  • Horizon scanning
  • Issue analysis and financial relevance


Registrations and Memberships

  • Signatory of the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

  • Member of Global Compact Network for Singapore

  • Member of raiSE

  • Exempt Financial Advisor


The Team

Benjamin McCarron
(Managing Director)

Benjamin is a leading expert in responsible finance. A former fund manager, he has 15 years’ experience in mainstream finance and sustainability. He founded ARE in 2013 to address the gap in high quality, independent research on responsible finance in Asia. He is also a specialist consultant for the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA).

Serena Tan
(Senior Analyst)

Serena has over 10 years' experience working in financial services, most recently with a leading Asian asset management company as an investment analyst and portfolio manager covering Asian equities and managing portfolios for institutional clients in North America and the Middle East. She joined ARE in July 2017 and spearheads its company research efforts.

Andrea Giunti
(Project Consultant)

Andrea is an economist with over 6 years’ experience in sell-side research focusing on emerging markets and the energy industry, including with a leading independent research house in London. He has worked on a project basis with ARE since June 2016, focusing on commodity supply chains.

Timothy Tan
(Operations Manager)

Timothy has 5 years’ experience in consulting, project management and transaction banking, most recently at a leading international bank. He joined ARE in April 2017 to manage operations and support research projects.



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