In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations face mounting pressure to address their long-term Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments transparently. This demand stems from a diverse array of stakeholders, including investors, suppliers, customers, and employees, who seek clarity regarding the purpose and values of the businesses they engage with. Consequently, there has been a noticeable increase in the use of non-financial metrics and the adoption of tailored Science-based targets and frameworks to suit the unique characteristics of each business.

This backdrop underscores the establishment of the Research and Extension (R&E) Cluster of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) which comprised of three specialized centers: the Center for Social Responsibility (CSR), the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), and the Center for Food and Agribusiness (CFA). Each center boasts distinct expertise in areas such as sustainability, business-risk impact and measurement, ESG evaluation, investor-driven communication, human rights-based approach, food security, and agribusiness.

Over time, the UA&P R&E Cluster has evolved to meet the dynamic needs of businesses. Collectively, the Cluster collaborates closely with organizations to address pressing societal and business challenges through a multidisciplinary sustainability approach. Its primary objective is to assist businesses in navigating their transition to a low-carbon economy, thereby contributing to the global imperative of combating climate change. At its core, the Cluster excels in providing top-tier services spanning ESG, decarbonization, sustainability, risk-based services, and other non-financial requirements of providers of capital. With its wealth of expertise and precision, the R&E Cluster navigates the ever-changing landscape with a steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients. Currently, the UA&P R&E Cluster is chaired by Prof. Colin Legarde Hubo.

For more information, you may email the Centers at [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] or visit the Facebook pages for the Center for Research and Communication, UA&P Center for Social Responsibility and the Center for Food and Agri Business – CFA.