Clare Morton

Associate Director

  • Asia Pacific
  • ESG and Sustainable Business
  • Investment Support
  • Ethics, Compliance and Governance

Clare leads environmental, social and governance (ESG) consulting and due diligence engagements for corporates, investors, law firms and DFIs. She has experience working in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East on behalf of clients entering new business relationships, investing in new opportunities, or seeking to understand and mitigate their risk exposure.

Clare also advises on compliance, capacity building and growth opportunities. These include stakeholder analysis and engagement, ESG/sustainability reporting guidance, supply chain mapping and portfolio monitoring. Clare is currently based in Singapore, focused on Southeast Asia. She previously spent several years in Control Risks’ Africa practice and has extensive experience advising on integrity, political and social risks in emerging and frontier markets.

Recent tasks that Clare has worked on include:

  • Pre-acquisition reputational and ESG diligence in the FMCG sector on behalf of a global private equity firm, covering production, manufacturing and sales assets in markets across Europe, Africa and Asia.  
  • Developing a roadmap to support a recently listed technology company embed ESG across its business, including advising on regulatory trends and applicable reporting frameworks. 
  • Pre-transaction due diligence and analysis on macro-ESG trends for a client considering a multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment in a new market that posed high reputational and regulatory risks related to the treatment of workers, political exposure and sanctions.
  • Intelligence gathering and stakeholder mapping to support an investor considering acquiring several agricultural assets in Africa, in light of allegations of land grabbing and corruption by the target. 
  • An ESG materiality assessment and exposure mapping exercise for a diversified conglomerate with 50+ subsidiaries. 

  • Before joining Control Risks, Clare worked as an Africa-focussed political risk analyst and for NGOs in Ghana and the UK. She has acted as a conflict and natural disaster risk consultant for UNICEF covering countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and as a researcher for a UK government-funded programme analysing approaches to state justice in fragile and conflict-affected states.

    Clare holds a Master's degree in international development and humanitarian emergencies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and has completed a programme in war, law and human rights, also at the LSE. She is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional, focused on corporate sustainability reporting.

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