While a handful of high fashion brands find that treating refugees with respect is a moral imperative and a commercially viable way to do business, many others are found to have made Syrian children refugees work under illegal conditions.
India's economic growth depends on its ability to lead on corporate responsibility, say experts. The upcoming India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference 2016 will provide a platform to accelerate this trend.
From acting as a watchdog on errant corporations to raising awareness, the media has an important role to play in fighting climate change and environmental degradation. But its potential remains largely untapped, say experts.
Demographic trends can shape the economy and standards of living in a country. By crafting the right policies, governments can harness the demographic developments of the future to improve the well-being of its people, writes World Bank Group's Mahmoud Mohieldin.
From floating solar panels to systems that convert waste to electricity, a range of European innovations could help Southeast Asian countries to boost their use of green energy. Some of these technologies are being showcased in Singapore and Malaysia from Oct 24 to 28.
Poverty eradication is crucially linked to energy access for the poor. By finding the sweet spot between policy and incentives, governments can engage the private sector in local energy provision, says ESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
As part of a new Channel NewsAsia documentary, Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam embarks on a journey to explore how climate change will impact our island city-state and what we must do to adapt and thrive.
Anne Guerry –
The natural capital concept is not a sell-out. It’s a way to shine light on, and cultivate appreciation for, the invisible benefits of nature, says Anne Guerry from The Natural Capital Project.
and Daniel Nyberg –
Most businesses construct climate risk solely through the lens of profitability and market opportunity. But this is too narrow an interpretation of the concept for meaningful change, say academics Christopher Wright and Daniel Nyberg.
Tony Wong –
By ditching traditional ideas of infrastructure development and implementing more integrative and place-based approaches, developing cities can become sustainable and resilient, says Tony Wong from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.
Vaidehi Shah –
In a bid to ease population pressure on Sydney and Melbourne and revive regional economies, an ambitious private sector plan aims to build eight new cities in inland Australia and connect them with a high speed rail—all without a cent of public money.
Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief –
Before the Flood presents Oscar-winning actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio's three-year journey to every corner of the globe to document devastating climate change impacts, and what humanity must do to reverse it.
From solar panel systems that track sunlight to new storage solutions, 37 European companies with innovative green energy technologies will be in Singapore and Malaysia from Oct 24 to 28 as part of a new EU programme on Southeast Asia.
There is an ironic gap between Taiwan's position as a major producer of low-carbon products and the small appetite for carbon-light lifestyles, says Dr Lin Chun-Hsu from the Center for Green Economy at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, ahead of this year's Taiwan International Green Industry Show.
Rapid urbanisation is the defining challenge for Asia Pacific in coming decades. Eco-Business looks at some smart solutions adopted by cities to keep up with growing energy and waste needs and strengthen their economies in the process.
Hydroponics at home, anti-pollution skincare, machine-run composting - Eco-Business rounds up seven of the most exciting products and technologies present at the recent Green Living consumer fair in Singapore.
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals ...
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...
Singapore-based companies are starting on the journey towards sustainability, although most of them have not yet made the connection between corporate responsibility and profitability. This is the main finding of ...