RepRisk, a provider of business intelligence on ESG risks, has published its Special Report on Indonesia, the first in its series on ASEAN, an economic and political organization of 10 countries.
The creation of the ASEAN Economic Community on November 22, 2015 has opened up exciting new opportunities for companies wishing to invest in, and trade with, this dynamic region in Asia. Its strategic location, abundance of natural resources, growing population, and expanding middle classes offers diverse investment opportunities for globally active companies. The creation of a unified market will enhance these opportunities and enable ASEAN to compete effectively in world markets.
With opportunities, however, come challenges as well. These include helping to ensure that all societies, including indigenous communities, will benefit from the economic expansion. Care must also be taken to preserve the region’s resources and fragile ecosystems.
In this first report, RepRisk has identified and assessed the ESG risks facing Indonesia, the largest economy in the ASEAN bloc and the fourth most populous country in the world.
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Read the report here.