Asia Pulp and Paper has quietly started production at its new pulp and tissue mill, one of the world's largest. NGOs are worried that the OKI mill will mean decades of peat drainage, greenhouse gas emissions and forest fires for Indonesia.
The globally averaged temperature in 2016 was about 1.1 degree Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period -- causing extreme weather events like sea rise and floods that disrupted livelihoods and displaced millions.
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.
Martin Young, Francis Markham, James Higham, and John Jenkins –
The aviation sector is a massive consumer of fossil fuels and producer of carbon emissions; but can Australia really do without it? Business and tourism experts explain why life without air travel in Australia isn't as crazy as it sounds.
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Open markets, climate action, and opposing inequality: These are the only viable elements of a successful economic strategy and Donald Trump should take note of this as he enters office, says Business and Sustainable Development Commission chair Mark Malloch Brown.
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Investors today are thinking "green" – as in the colour of money – and channelling their funds towards sustainable investments. WRI's David Richardson explains why top investors are interested in companies that deal with sustainability.
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Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
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Unchecked capitalism has been blamed for many of today's global challenges such as climate change, rising income inequality and worker exploitation. A new documentary about conscious capitalism shares how businesses can continue to profit, but in a way that doesn't undermine global social or environmental goals.
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.
Lauded the most beautiful skyscraper of 2015, the Shanghai Tower is an icon of China’s drive to green its built environment. The tower’s energy-efficient operations are propped up through its use of Danfoss technology.
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.
Hydropower remains contentious in Southeast Asia and water shortages raised tensions in India this year. There was progress on cleaning up the oceans and the conservation of marine habitats, but warming seas took a toll of coral reefs.
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.
Corporate responsibility (CR) has grown at a rapid pace in the past two decades. More companies are taking action and reporting on their social, environmental and economic performance. Investors are ...