The ASEAN Business Advisory Council’s (ASEAN-BAC) Green & Sustainable Working Group today announced the appointment of Lauren Blasco, AC Ventures‘ Principal and Head of ESG, into its Carbon Center of Excellence (CCoE). This appointment highlights the Council’s continued dedication to fostering an understanding of carbon markets among business leaders, market participants, and regulators.
ASEAN-BAC and the Carbon Center of Excellence
ASEAN-BAC, launched in 2003, plays a pivotal role in stimulating ASEAN’s economic integration by providing the private sector’s input and guidance. Its initiatives, including the CCoE, are poised to launch a variety of resources and platforms that facilitate the understanding and strategic utilization of carbon markets. This year, with the Republic of Indonesia holding the ASEAN Chairmanship, the focus will be on scaling up voluntary carbon markets and compliance markets across the region.
A Five-Year Commitment Towards Sustainable Carbon Markets
Blasco has pledged a five-year commitment to advise public and private stakeholders across the ASEAN bloc on developing, launching, and growing voluntary carbon markets. She emphasized the crucial role of these markets in combating climate change and building a sustainable future.
I am honored to be joining the ASEAN-BAC Carbon Center of Excellence. It is a unique opportunity to shape and guide the future of the voluntary and compliance carbon markets in Indonesia and throughout the ASEAN region. I believe that these carbon markets are a critical tool for combating climate change and ensuring a sustainable future for all.Lauren
An Expert Advisor with Proven Success
Lauren’s recent achievements include setting the first quantifiable ESG standards for Indonesia’s tech sector and being invited to join the ESG task force by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She brings over 13 years of experience from the private, public, and educational sectors to this new role.
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A United Stand Against Climate Change
Both Blasco and Dharsono Hartono, the Legacy Lead of the ASEAN Net Zero Hub and Carbon Center of Excellence, shared their optimistic vision about this collaboration. They expressed their belief in the potential of carbon markets to make a significant positive impact on the environment, economies, and communities across ASEAN.
With Lauren onboard as an expert in carbon management, we are propelling our mission further. Her knowledge and commitment will undoubtedly accelerate our path toward a carbon-neutral business landscape in ASEAN.Dharsono Hartono