Dave Dai is Asia-Pac Head of ESG research at Barclays. He joined Barclays’ global ESG research team in 2022 from Tian Lun Gas, one of China’s leading natural gas companies, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of ESG. Prior to that, Dave spent 13 years covering Asian new energy and utilities as a sell-side equity analyst, including seven years at Credit Suisse, as well as Daiwa Capital Markets and CLSA. At Credit Suisse, he led the utilities team to receive a Top 3 ranking for the All-Asia Institutional Investor poll consistently during 2017-2019; on the corporate side, he helped Tian Lun Gas achieve a Top 3 among ESG programs in Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Executive poll in 2021. Dave graduated from the University of Toronto in Canada and has been a CFA charterholder since 2009.