Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), one of the world’s biggest palm oil companies, is testing new GPS-based technology to establish traceability for the palm oil it sources from third-party mills in Indonesia.
How can businesses use their influence to build sustainable industries? Mining urban waste streams for valuable resources is one way to start, said sustainability leaders at this year's Eco Action Day.
Clarissa Watson –
Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
and Carla Archibald, Euan Ritchie, Rachel Friedman, Richard Fuller, Rochelle Steven, Tiffany Morrison –
Crowdfunding has been used to back everything from the production of homegrown inventions to charitable causes. Can collective action protect the environment where regulation is inadequate?
Gaps in coverage for sexual and reproductive health services for girls and women may be hurting broader development objectives, say experts from the United Nations Population Fund. Here's why governments in Asia Pacific need to make these issues a priority in health coverage.
Funders’ perceptions that there is too much risk in investing at the local level prevents climate finance from making a real difference. Sam Greene discusses whether new technologies can benefit local communities while delivering the confidence donors and investors need to put their money where it matters.
The sea of green on the Kampar Peninsula is one of last large intact lowland peatland forests of Sumatra. Five years ago, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau was established to ensure the biodiversity and the livelihoods it supports are protected and restored.
Tim Daubach –
The trailer of the documentary produced by Eco-Business, which is to be screened at the Changing Course exhibition in Singapore from 1 June to 12 July, captures the remote wilderness that is Antarctica and asks what the demise of this pristine landscape means for Asia.
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.
On November 1st 2017, The Economist held its first Sustainability Summit Asia at the Sunway ResortHotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur.Discussing sustainability in the Asian context is becoming increasingly urgent ...