Banpu to divest stake in Asian solar group Sunseap for S$490 million

Congratulations to our longtime client Banpu on their divestment of a 47.5% stake in Singapore-based solar energy group Sunseap. Banpu’s shareholding is being sold to EDP Renewables, a subsidiary of Portugal’s biggest power utility, for US$364 million(c.S$490 million) subject to certain conditions and approvals.  Banpu intends to capitalize on the learning curve from the investment in Sunseap to redeploy both expertise … Continued

China’s calculated grip on critical rare earth elements

Rare earths, a group of 17 metallic elements, are needed for over 200 products critical for defence and the clean energy transition, from wind turbines, to EVs, to American fighter jets.  While not actually scarce, these elements are highly polluting to produce – and China is willing to bear the consequences. In 1993, China produced 38% of … Continued

Energy chokepoints

Asia’s energy dependence on the Middle East, combined with its combustible politics, calls for urgent attention to the fallout from an outbreak of conflict. If the Strait of Hormuz, a critical chokepoint between Oman and Iran, is compromised, Asian economies could be knocked onto their knees.  Recently the Suez Canal, another global chokepoint, has been … Continued

AWR Lloyd Covid-19 advisory

We’ve been working with global health experts FHI 360 to combat Covid-19 in the Indo-Pacific and Middle Eastern regions through project continuity advisory, corporate innovation, and countrywide communication programmes. Read this excerpt from the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand’s Thai-American Business journal for more details on some of our assignments. To see Thai-American Business Magazine issue 4, click … Continued

AWR Lloyd Top 10 Consulting Firm in Asia-Pacific

AWR Lloyd is thrilled to be ranked amongst the Top 10 consulting firms in Asia-Pacific in the 2021 Vault Rankings. We are also proud to be ranked in the Top 5 for Diversity in the Vault survey. We consider our diverse mix of cultural backgrounds, perspectives and skillsets to be one of the firm’s core … Continued

AWR Lloyd joins forces with Asia Clean Energy Partners to help lead regional transition to clean energy

BANGKOK: AWR Lloyd and Asia Clean Energy Partners (ACE Partners) today announced a strategic alliance of their firms to provide an end-to end range of services covering corporate strategy consulting; clean energy innovation and advisory; corporate finance and transaction advisory; and asset management services focused on clean tech, impact funds, and natural capital ventures. Working … Continued

Support Papua New Guinea’s resilience to Covid-19

    WEEKLY BULLETIN Issue: 26 November 2020 INITIAL FIELD SIGNALS REPORT To further our understanding of PNG private sector’s awareness, preparedness and response to the pandemic, we conducted a broad survey and analyzed the results in an Initial Field Signals Report (IFSR). Download the report here TRAININNG SUMMARY DOCUMENT Using the information gathered in … Continued

Thailand Green Recovery: AWR Lloyd joins Minister in FCCT workshop

On 8 September 2020, AWR Lloyd arranged the workshop in partnership with Ministry and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT). Our MD Brad Denig presented an important dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of a post-Covid-19 green recovery with honored speakers including the Minister Of Environment and Natural Resources H.E. Varawut Silpa-archa, Head of … Continued

The Naga Survey 2020: IR & ESG performance amongst IDX-listed companies

AWR Lloyd has just completed its first survey of IR and ESG reporting amongst companies listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. We were able to secure responses from a representative sample of 77 companies, as well as feedback from interviews with fund managers and analysts. We have called it the ‘Naga Survey’ and we will … Continued

AWR Lloyd interviewed on Al Jazeera: Middle East tanker sanctions

A few years back you could rent an oil tanker for less than the price of hiring a Ferrari. But now, the cost of shipping crude around the world has shot up to 11-year highs after the United States blacklisted Chinese ships. More than 40 tankers (of which almost half are VLCC’s), operated by China’s … Continued