Bad air has pulled South Asian cities down The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Ranking while political stability has nudged Hong Kong above Singapore. How did the rest of the region fare?
Often blunt and outspoken toward critics, Datuk Sam Mannan won the ire of timber companies by declaring hundreds of thousands of hectares of rainforest as permanent forest reserves. It is unclear where he will end up.
One year since the launch of the world’s first certification programme for palm oil-free products, 705 products globally have been declared free from the controversial edible oil. But what has going palm oil-free achieved?
Bernard Tan –
The reasons for forest fires are numerous and complex. With hotter and drier temperatures becoming the new normal in parts of the world, the solution is to work with companies, not against them, writes Sinar Mas’ Bernard Tan.
and Reidinar Juliane, Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi, and Arief Wijaya –
In the second-worst year for tropical tree cover loss globally, Indonesia saw an encouraging sign: a 60 per cent drop in deforestation. How can Indonesia leverage this momentum?
A new government and the first ministry for climate change is giving many hope for #MalaysiaBaharu, a new Malaysia. But for the country to meet its climate goals, it's high time to axe fuel subsidies, writes Malaysian Youth Delegation's Mike Campton.
The proclaimed aim of the EU's palm oil ban is to halt deforestation, but by refusing to honour producers that have switched to sustainable agricultural practices, the EU risks doing more harm than good, argues Prof Gernot Klepper.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.
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Weber Shandwick’s new study examined eight cities in Asia Pacific and how the 'soft power' attributes of cities exert influence and attract people, with Singapore topping the list for its innovative approach to sustainability and the environment.
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 ...