Dr. Glenn Frommer

Founder of ESG Matters

Dr. Glenn Frommer is one of the pioneers of sustainability and the environmental movement, having worked in the field for more than 30 years. Prior to establishing ESG Matters in Hong Kong and Copenhagen, Glenn held senior management positions with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) Ltd. in Hong Kong for more than 22 years where he established the sustainability function within the company’s project, operations, and property divisions. He issued China’s first Sustainability Report in 2002 and founded the Sustainable Development Commission for the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in 2001. That also included sustainability reporting for public transport providers, authorities and manufacturers, and the sector’s climate change policy in 2006. He also worked with an international group of experts hosted by the Chinese Government in designing new sustainable cities in a recovery program following the Great Sichuan Earthquake in 2008.

Glenn started working with AccountAbility (AA) in 2006 and helped compose the previous and current drafts of AA1000AS. He applied AA standards to stakeholder engagement throughout MTRC’s businesses and sustainability reporting and currently sits as a Standards Board Member for AA1000.

Glenn supported GRI Focal Point in China and currently lectures at European universities on sustainability issues and risk management. He consults internationally on ESG Reporting, its implementation and scenario planning in relation to TCFD, development of climate-positive plastics with UBQ, and assists Private Equity Funds, and Multi-National Enterprises with organizational development of ESG within the UN SDGs framework.

Glenn holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Sciences from Stanford University, is a Fellow and member of several international and local professional bodies, a Fulbright Fellow, and a published author. He has also published a large number of technical papers in acoustics, vibration, railway design, cochlear mechanics, sustainability, and strategic management. He invented a mineral-wool free sound-absorbent while at Dampa A/S and received the Danish Working Environment Prize for that achievement. Glenn is the Honorary Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission and continues his international involvement in developing climate change treatments.

Glenn also writes and performs music. He has played guitar for more than 50 years.



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