Decision Time: Should DBS sacrifice strategic potential for a few more coal plants?

June 29, 2018
  • DBS issued a new climate policy to coincide with Singapore’s Year of Climate Action. But gaps in the policy for coal plants in developing markets reveal a strategic disconnect.
  • Short-term profits from coal-related activities may prevent DBS from capitalising on longer-term strategic opportunities and raise long-term risks to its reputation and potentially to its loan book.
  • This briefing provides background information for investors to work with senior DBS management  to review strategic options.