Exploring ESG Opportunities in South-East Asia: A Country-by-Country Guide (7/7)


  • Renewable Energy: Indonesia has abundant natural resources, including geothermal, solar, wind, and hydro resources, which provide opportunities for companies to invest in renewable energy. The Indonesian government has set a target of generating 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025, and there is a need for companies to invest in developing renewable energy projects and building the necessary infrastructure. 
  • Sustainable agriculture: Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil, which has been associated with deforestation and other environmental concerns. However, there is an opportunity for companies to invest in sustainable palm oil production, as well as other sustainable agriculture practices such as organic farming and precision agriculture. 
  • Social Infrastructure: Indonesia has a growing population and urbanization, and there is a need for social infrastructure such as affordable housing, healthcare, and education. This presents opportunities for companies involved in the development and construction of social infrastructure projects. For example, the Indonesian government has launched a program to build 1 million houses per year, which has led to the construction of millions of affordable homes. 
  • Sustainable Transportation: Indonesia’s transportation sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and there is a need for companies to invest in sustainable transportation solutions such as electric vehicles, public transportation, and infrastructure for cycling and walking. This includes companies that provide innovative solutions for transportation, such as battery technology and charging infrastructure. 

These are just a few examples of the ESG opportunities in Indonesia, and there may be other opportunities in other sectors as well. However, these examples provide a good starting point for understanding the ESG landscape in Indonesia.