Founder and Managing Director, Asia Research and Engagement
Benjamin McCarron is the Founder and Managing Director of Asia Research and Engagement (ARE), based in Singapore.ARE runs collaborative engagement programmes where global institutional investors challenge Asian corporations to raise standards on ESG management.Thematic areas include Energy Transition and Financing and Sustainable Protein.ARE is also a partner of GRESB, the leading tool for rating ESG in real estate.
Benjamin has authored multiple publications on the sustainability performance of Asian companies. He is a regular speaker on sustainability and responsible investment in Asia and has been interviewed or quoted for major international and Asian publications including the Financial Times, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, SCMP, the Independent, the Observer, the Business Times, Investor Relations Magazine, and The Edge.
Benjamin started his career in investment, becoming a fund manager at Gerrard, now part of Barclays WealthManagement, and then at AXA Framlington. He graduated with joint honours inMaths and Philosophy from University College, Oxford.