Melissa Brown is Managing Director at IDFC where she looks at private equity and Fund of Funds investments in Asia. She was, until recently Executive Director of ASrIA, Asia’s leading SRI membership association. For over 5 years she has been the leading spokesperson for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for the investment community in Asia. She was lead author and editor of benchmark studies on ESG and climate change trends in Asia and has spoken widely at conferences on the Carbon Disclosure Project, which she managed in Asia. Prior to joining ASrIA, Melissa spent 15 years undertaking Asian equity research including roles as the Regional Utilities Analyst for both JP Morgan and Salomon Smith Barney.