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.
The good news: Companies and governments are committed to reducing the environmental impact of food production and consumption. The bad news: The climate may be changing too fast for crops to cope, and there are too few safe solutions.
Ton Büchner, chief executive officer of Dutch giant AkzoNobel, speaks to Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam about how his love for the Tintin comic series inspired wanderlust, and how traversing the globe convinced him that sustainability is the only way to do business.
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Bigger is better when it comes to installing sustainable energy in Asia-Pacific, where regional cooperation and integration are necessary to overcome energy challenges, says UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar.
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Wasteful packaging affects a consumer’s perception of a brand’s efficiency and sustainability and the company's profit margin. Sealed Air's Pasi Pesonen explains why setting up a sustainable, low-waste supply chain is good for business.
The benefits of living in urban centres are fading as poor city planning takes a toll on health, education and the environment. ADB's Susann Roth talks about how we can reclaim the urban health advantage.
Climate migration is on the rise, and Asia is set to be among the worst affected regions. Asian Development Bank vice president Stephen Groff outlines how the region can prepare for the next wave of migrants.
The quintillions of bytes in data we generate every day offer potential economic, cultural and political benefits. Here's how private data can be used for social good through the concept of data responsibility, according to New York University's Stefaan Verhulst.
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...
At Ethical Corporation we are continually hearing how a serious commitment to governance, ethics and sustainability creates long-term benefits for shareholders. It's been a while since the researches and financial ...