CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) is the secretariat of the ASEAN Business Club and is the first independent, transnational research institute dedicated solely to the advancement and acceleration of the ASEAN integration agenda. CARI pursues research and promotes thought leadership in support of an ASEAN Community. CARI seeks pragmatic solutions and policy recommendations to address challenges in ASEAN integration and connectivity. CARI was established in 2011 as a member of CIMB Group. It is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and has a regional presence.