Southeast Asia’s banks have only just started to think about their impact on society and the environment. A new report urges regulators to introduce firmer sustainable finance regulations for banks, or risk their countries’ defaulting on climate pledges.
McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel has had a front row seat during China's economic boom for the past 22 years. Here, he tells Eco-Business why he is optimistic about the growth of sustainable infrastructure in the wider region.
and Pek Shibao –
Being more sustainable is good for a company's bottom line and reputation. So why are companies, as seen in WWF's recent Palm Oil Scorecard for Singapore and Malaysia, dragging their feet on sustainability? SIIA researchers discuss.
Ilan Kelman –
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.
Ranah Chavoshi –
Cameron Highlands is a popular getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life for Malaysians and Singaporeans, but uncontrolled development of its tourism and agriculture industries is making the area unappealing, and worse, dangerous.