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Sustainable businesses consider the changing needs of stakeholders, embrace innovation and focus on value creation beyond profitability for the broader society.

Arina Kok

EY Asia-Pacific Climate Change Advisory Leader

Thought leader in driving sustainability, finance and technology dynamics. Leads environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies and operational integration plans for global organizations.

Arina is the EY Asia-Pacific Climate Change Advisory Leader, based in Malaysia. She is also the EY Integrated Reporting subject matter professional in ASEAN and part of the working group of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) on sustainability reporting. 

With over 18 years of experience, she has provided various types of business advisory services to multinational companies, while also supporting policymakers on the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). She focuses on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, policies development, Net Zero strategy, carbon emissions and finance scenario modelling, digitalization of ESG performance metrics, integrated sustainability reporting and the incorporation of ESG factors into financial decision-making. 

Arina has lead ESG strategies for corporates and discussions with government agencies, the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Bank Negara Malaysia and the Securities Commission Malaysia on topics related to ESG, technology and sustainable finance. She has also been involved in discussions on green and social policies and standards for Malaysia. 

Arina is an ICSP-certified Sustainability Reporting Specialist. She is also a certified ISO 45001:2018 Lead Auditor on Occupational Health and Safety and a Lead Implementor of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.

How Arina is building a better working world

I’m passionate about helping organizations and regulators consider the broader value-chain resilience, impacts and value creation from the ESG aspects. 

I lead a purpose-driven and diverse team that focuses on helping clients identify strategic opportunities to transition to a low carbon economy, address emerging ESG risks and build resilience in facing systemic shocks such as climate crisis and pandemics.

I also regularly engage with and share my knowledge and experience with university students about sustainability principles and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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