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HSBC tightens lending policy after deforestation exposé

HSBC tightens lending policy after deforestation exposé

After a Greenpeace campaign mobilised thousands to petition HSBC to stop financing deforestation, the British bank has unveiled a stricter, more expansive sustainable lending policy.

Indonesian smallholder farmers to receive funding boost for irrigation

Indonesian smallholder farmers to receive funding boost for irrigation

The new United Nations-backed funding mechanism hopes to give smallholder farmers the support they need to improve their income and unlock the country's sustainable farming potential.

Big fashion brands pull out of Bangladesh garment summit over worker rights concerns

Big fashion brands pull out of Bangladesh garment summit over worker rights concerns

H&M, Inditex, C&A, Next and Tchibo pulled out of a major garment industry event in a move that underscores growing international concern over the deterioration of labour rights in the Bangladesh garment industry.

UK tidal project could spark global revolution

 UK tidal project could spark global revolution

The UK is poised to exploit tidal energy, a new renewable source that is cheaper than nuclear and more reliable than wind.

Investors urged to quench growing thirst for climate-friendly finance

Investors urged to quench growing thirst for climate-friendly finance

There is a growing demand for investment to fund countries' shifts to clean energy. But while more money is flowing into renewable projects around the world, experts say it is not happening fast enough.

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

How 'evolving' technology leads to fewer choices and creates mountains of waste

The relentless race to launch new devices and software while neglecting support for older ones is wasteful — and takes a toll on the consumer's wallet and the health of the environment, says Nanyang Technological University's Sharad Sinha.