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Asia-Pacific cannot afford to ignore extreme weather

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Contributor: Dave Dai

Climate-driven natural disasters are increasing in frequency and size, endangering Asia-Pacific's (APAC) economic growth and resulting in losses. Economies in APAC are bearing the brunt of extreme weather disasters on many fronts, with negative effects on both its large population and global supply chains.

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Contributor: Dave Dai

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Aerial view of flooding In Penampang Town (Malaysia)

Clients of the Corporate & Investment Bank can read the full report, Storm warning on sovereign bonds on Barclays Live. Sign in

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About the expert

Dave Dai

Asia-Pacific Head of ESG Research

Dave is Asia-Pac Head of ESG Research at Barclays. He joined Barclays’ global ESG research team in 2022 from Tian Lun Gas, one of China’s leading natural gas companies, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of ESG. Prior to that, Dave spent 13 years covering Asian new energy and utilities as a sell-side equity analyst, including seven years at Credit Suisse, as well as Daiwa Capital Markets and CLSA. At Credit Suisse, he led the utilities team to receive a Top 3 ranking for the All-Asia Institutional Investor poll consistently during 2017-2019; on the corporate side, he helped Tian Lun Gas achieve a Top 3 among ESG programs in Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Executive poll in 2021. Dave graduated from the University of Toronto in Canada and has been a CFA charterholder since 2009.

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