Meat production has well-documented impacts on the environment, and because dogs and cats are both carnivorous species, this got a researcher thinking: How bad is pet food production for the environment?
As Sri Lanka struggles with its worst drought in 40 years, farmers in the hardest hit areas are migrating for work – with some wondering whether farming remains a viable career as climate change brings more frequent extreme weather.
In a forceful opposition against US President Donald Trump’s executive order on energy independence, prominent economists and lawyers argue that the US$50 per tonne of carbon emissions is the “best estimate” of climate change’s costs.
Businesses today dictate working conditions for labourers across the globe through their supply chains. It's up to them to apply standards and enforce these with whistleblowing practices in order to eradicate slavery. Here's how.
Despite a growing obsession with the sleek all-glass aesthetic in architecture, floor-to-ceiling glass walls are not a good thing in almost any climate. International Finance Corporation green building expert Prashant Kapoor explains why.
The Singaporean obsession with food is a good place to start education and action on why food waste is such a scandal, says international food waste fighter Tristram Stuart. Eco-Business asks him how businesses can take action on food waste prevention.
Eco-Business recently visited a palm oil plantation belonging to Golden Agri Resources (GAR) to see how the company is tackling a culture of land burning in West Kalimantan, an area of Indonesia that was ravaged by the haze-making fires of 2015. Here are some scenes from the ground.
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Automation and digital innovation are likely to have a profound impact on jobs in developing countries. Countries should act now to refocus their economic and social policies to make them more sustainable, says IIED director Andrew Norton.
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Tomorrow's markets will demand that businesses be more innovative, more efficient, and more sustainable than ever before. Not sure if your business is future ready? Here's a three-step method to find out.
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At the Eco Action Day event in Singapore last month, youth participants and industry veterans alike agreed that the circular economy isn’t only good for the environment, but is also a practical and profitable idea.
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Logging scars landscapes, destroys habitats and is a major contributor to climate change. Here's how old Android smartphones--that might otherwise end up in a landfill-- are being used to stop illegal logging and curb climate change impacts.
The sustainability chief for nutrition giant Royal DSM thinks retailers can do more to help consumers choose responsibly sourced food. In this interview with Eco-Business, he explains why this is, and opens up about DSM’s approach to sustainability.
Recognising that sustainability is a key business driver, a growing number of SMEs are keen to get certified sustainable, but are confronted with complex processes and high costs. Sustainability experts advise on what SMEs can do.
Southeast Asia wants to shift to a clean energy system, but high energy demand and cost pressures could slow progress. The upcoming Asia Power Week brings together industry and policy leaders to discuss solutions to these issues.
Keeping public spaces cool, harnessing the power of the sun, and designing the cities of the future. Eco-Business examines how three companies are innovating in the sustainability space in the tiny, resource-scarce tropical city-state of Singapore.
Companies in Singapore will have to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021. The new rules are part of a plan to extend the lifespan of the island nation's only landfill site.