Rising temperatures and a growing middle class are expected to cause a surge in the use of air-conditioners. Ahead of the inaugural Asean Cooling Summit next month, Eco-Business looks at efforts to avert its looming environmental cost.
Eco-Business recently visited Asia Pulp and Paper’s newly built pulp mill in South Sumatra, a US$2.6 billion beast that environmentalists fear will eventually eat into natural forest when the supply of plantation wood runs out. Here are some scenes from the ground.
Laurence Tubiana –
European Climate Foundation chief and former French climate ambassador Laurence Tubiana calls for higher ambition from the global community in order to meet the goals and targets of the Paris Agreement.
Rochelle March –
Pricing carbon risk provides a strategic link between environmental and financial performance, strengthening the business case for proactively mitigating climate-related risks, says Trucost's Rochelle March.
Hannah Fernandez –
To mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December, Eco-Business presents this short film which takes you to the remote villages of Yunnan, China, where elderly folk find help and friendship through an initiative supported by Keppel Land.
Hannah Fernandez –
Global chocolate manufacturer Mars has been true to its commitment to make positive impact on the food industry by providing formal training to cocoa farmers in Indonesia—the world’s third largest cocoa producer.
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.
At the recent Technology + Sustainability: The Road to Smart Cities event, Singapore's public and private sector leaders gathered for a crystal-ball gazing session to answer one key question: Will technology deliver a better future for Singapore, and the world? And if so, how do we get there?
Companies are under more pressure than ever to be good corporate citizens, but in truth, sustainability is complex, expensive, and hard work. Three people at the frontline of the sustainability fight share their strategies for success.
Yayasan Harapan Masa Depan Cerah, or foundation for a bright future, is Cargill Tropical Palm Holdings' way of contributing to the communities it works in. Here's how the foundation is delivering on the promise of a brighter future.
A much criticised industry, palm oil is linked to all manner of environmental and social ills, from deforestation to human rights abuses. Can the industry behind the world’s most consumed edible oil ever be completely sustainable?
In any academic degree, the final project is the final milestone before students enter the workforce. Students and academics at the Sydney Sustainability Programme explain how its capstone is uniquely helpful to students and organisations.