Almost all of Asean's top listed companies are carrying out sustainability reporting, but they have a long way to go when it comes to improving the quality of their reports and being transparent about their anti-corruption policies.
Agricultural commodities giant Cargill is the latest buyer to suspend business with Malaysian palm oil giant IOI Group, after the latter failed to present a plan to rectify environmental violations in its operations.
Almost 29 billion cubic metres of water are lost each year in Asia due to leaks and water theft from pipe networks. Sound-based technologies from international firm Echologics could help utilities and companies to locate leaks quickly and without ground excavations.
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Helikonia project manager Esther Teh outlines how agriculture-dependent businesses can disaster-proof their supply chain to manage risks such as climate change, extreme weather, and crop failures.
Scientists and policymakers - aware of the extreme dry season of El Nino - have warned of fires in Indonesia months in advance. Why then, do fires continue to blaze and what is being done about it? Bogor Agricultural University's Herry Purnomo shares his view.