A week after a UN report revealed Southeast Asia’s slow progress on the SDGs, government and business leaders came together at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources to discuss how Asean can achieve green growth.
With younger populations, newly-minted billionaires and growing numbers of women heading businesses, Asian nations can take the lead in social impact investing and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Pavit Ramachandran –
Conditions are ripe for the Greater Mekong Subregion to embrace sustainable agriculture and become a source of environmentally friendly produce. ADB's Pavit Ramachandran discusses the barriers to this goal and how to overcome them.
Aaron Daniels –
A combination of growing energy demand, strong wind and solar resources, and political support for development has made investing in renewable energy an attractive prospect in the region. Aaron Daniels explains how companies can ensure their projects are bankable.
Cecilia Tortajada and Asit Biswas –
The countries of the Mekong Basin need to stop blaming each other for water woes and get on with creating a sustainable and coordinated plan for the region, say National University of Singapore's Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
International tourism may be booming but the benefits don't always reach the local populations due to leakage. Griffith University's Susanne Becken explains what leakage is and how to turn the situation around.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...