The research will focus on the impact of climate and nature related transition strategies adopted by corporations across the Asia-Pacific region, and will involve the university’s Business School’s Center of Governance and Sustainability (CGS).

The CGS will conduct three studies across the three years covering 14 Asia-Pacific jurisdictions, reviewing the current state of nature and climate practices, strategies and reporting and industry trends.

The insights will then provide areas of improvement for business leaders, investors and regulators as well as public and non-profit sector leaders.

CGS Director Professor Lawrence Loh said: “Nature underpins all economic activities and human wellbeing. Therefore, the disclosure of nature-related practices and strategies is crucial to provide transparency and accountability for a company’s environmental impact and sustainability practices.

“Through the partnership with Kering, we are poised to drive meaningful change by developing a baseline for measuring biodiversity tracking and examining climate transition strategies across diverse industries. This is a significant step in encouraging the integration of nature-centric approaches into corporate strategies, fostering a more sustainable and resilient future for all.”