Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Eric J. Pan
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Eric J. Pan

How Asia can help Joe Biden in the fight against climate change, starting with financial markets

  • Establishing a global standard for companies to describe how their business is affected by climate change would allow investors to allocate their capital more efficiently. Asian regulators have already taken steps towards this

Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Joe Biden, then US presidential candidate, walks past solar panels while touring the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, on June 4, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Eric J. Pan

Eric J. Pan

Eric J. Pan is the president and CEO of the Investment Company Institute (ICI), the leading association representing regulated funds managing US$36.8 trillion in assets globally. Pan was previously a managing director of Rock Creek Global Advisors LLC, an international economic policy advisory firm. He was also a senior research fellow at Columbia Law School and has served as the director of the Office of International Affairs at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and head of international regulatory policy at the US Securities and Exchange Commission representing both market regulators in dialogues with Asian and European counterparts.