Clare Morton

Associate Director

  • Asia Pacific
  • ESG and Sustainable Business
  • Investor Services
  • Ethics, Compliance and Governance

Clare leads Control Risks’ ESG consulting services in Asia-Pacific. She advises our private equity, development finance and multinational clients on ESG and sustainability risks and opportunities as they enter new business relationships, invest in new opportunities, or seek to understand and manage their risk exposure.

Clare is currently based in Singapore and has worked in Asia, Europe and Africa across a range of sectors including renewables, infrastructure, natural resources and technology. She has extensive experience advising investors and corporates who are operating in emerging and frontier markets.

Clare specialises in pre-transactional due diligence, post-transaction risk and impact planning, and working with clients to integrate ESG and sustainability factors into their frameworks and processes. She also advises on regulatory developments, compliance requirements, and changing expectations around best practice. 

Recent tasks that Clare has worked on include:

  • Pre-acquisition 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.  
  • Assessment of supply chain risks and labour practices at a seafood producer in South-East 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. 
  • Due diligence on the operators of several carbon credit schemes and projects in South-East Asia.
  • Stakeholder analysis to support an investor considering acquiring several agricultural assets in West Africa, in light of allegations of land grabbing and corruption by the target. 
  • Before joining Control Risks, Clare worked for several international NGOs focusing on social issues and sustainable development. She also worked as a geopolitical and socio-economic analyst covering sub-Saharan Africa.  

    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, and holds the CFA’s ESG Investing certificate.

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