The private sector is increasingly using sustainable thinking to gain a competitive edge. Here’s what 5 MNCs are doing this year. More companies are using sustainable thinking to get a competitive edge. Here's what 5 MNCs in Singapore - Rolls-Royce, Royal DSM, Panasonic, BASF and Henkel - are doing to win by going green this year.
Australia's bank regulator has stressed that climate change is a major financial risk, but Australia's Westpac bank has yet to rule out funding the controversial Adani mega coal project. That's a dangerous gamble, says 350.org Australia head Blair Palese.
Asia Pulp & Paper suddenly cancelled a media trip to its new mega mill in South Sumatra. Why? The company, it seems, is not ready to tell the sustainability story about a mill that will chew through 70,000 hectares of timber in a year.
With an aim to cut aviation emissions, a research team in Egypt has developed an aviation fuel from jatropha -- a plant grown in the desert -- using sewage water. This is good news, if only the cost for the biofuel isn't prohibitive.
The unfettered growth of our economies has come at the environment’s expense for far too long. But now that the US central bank has recognised climate change as an economic risk, it’s time to change course, writes financial analyst Morten Strange.
Indonesia’s agriculture sector is at once a major source of income for the country and one of the biggest threats to its valuable forests. Some of the biggest firms in the business are spending millions on sustainability and conservation; is this enough to break the link between profit and deforestation? Eco-Business visited Indonesia’s largest pulp and paper companies to find out.
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Some 64 per cent of Asia will be urbanised by 2050 and national governments are joining hands with the private sector to leverage the opportunity for sustainable development, writes Schneider Electric's Tommy Leong.
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Infrastructure improvement is a top priority for many countries, but there is more to it than just financing, say experts. Project management, stable governance, transparency, and a free press are also crucial for success.
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India aims to provide round-the-clock power to all households by 2019, an ambitious task for a country where about 300 million people lack electricity today. WRI's Bharath Jairaj outlines issues that need to be resolved to achieve this.
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Patricia Espinosa is tasked to steer the international climate negotiations through the finer details of the Paris Agreement. What happens if the US renegades on its current commitment? Is Brexit a threat? Her answers on this video.
Southeast Asia faces a major challenge: meeting its growing energy needs while limiting its greenhouse gas emissions. The upcoming SETA 2017 expo will convene global technology innovators and policymakers to scale up clean energy solutions.
Cleaning products often contain chemicals that harm humans and the environment. One severe allergic reaction prompted the man behind Pipper Standard to develop a range of natural cleaning products from pineapples. Here’s how he did it.
At the launch event in Singapore hosted by Fuji Xerox, the business community discussed the importance of reporting and how the new GRI Standards afford greater accessibility and flexibility for first-timers.
From negotiating peace in Sri Lanka to fighting deforestation, Erik Solheim has dealt with big issues in his decades-long career. But as the new head of the UNEP, he might face his biggest task yet: bridging the natural and business worlds.
In its promotion of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), the EU-funded SWITCH-Asia Programme addresses particularly the needs, role and potential of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are ...
With its significant impact on resources and environment, industrial growth, trade, employment, skills development and livelihoods, the textile industry remains a sector of utmost relevance for both developed and developing ...