While a handful of high fashion brands find that treating refugees with respect is a moral imperative and a commercially viable way to do business, many others are found to have made Syrian children refugees work under illegal conditions.
From floating solar panels to systems that convert waste to electricity, a range of European innovations could help Southeast Asian countries to boost their use of green energy. Some of these technologies are being showcased in Singapore and Malaysia from Oct 24 to 28.
India's economic growth depends on its ability to lead on corporate responsibility, say experts. The upcoming India and Sustainability Standards: International Dialogues and Conference 2016 will provide a platform to accelerate this trend.
Christian Downie –
If Donald Trump turns away from climate action as George W. Bush did, Europe and China can respond by forming an alliance that will turn the United States from a climate leader into a follower.
Jessica Cheam –
Copenhagen is one of the world's most liveable cities, largely due to its emphasis on walking and cycling. What is its secret and what can Singapore learn from it? Eco-Business editor Jessica Cheam travels to the Danish capital to find out.
Andrew Norton –
In the face of increasing links between a populist nationalist agenda and climate denial, IIED director Andrew Norton calls for a better political offer, and more effective leadership and mobilisation to tackle the grave climate action challenge.
To become more sustainable, cities will require financial help from development finance institutions — which in turn need the right partners and policies in place to be effective, say World Resource Institute experts.
With the Paris Agreement about to enter into force, it's time to start thinking about the next step. This is how the CMA1 - the first meeting under the agreement - could happen at COP 22, say experts from the World Resources Institute.