For the first time, banks in the city-state will incorporate sustainability issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, resource efficiency, labour standards and corporate integrity into their lending and investment policies.
The haze has gone on for weeks with no end to the fires in sight. Singapore is dealing with the problem by going after the companies responsible for the fires, stepping up healthcare services, and distributing breathing masks to Indonesia.
Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) on Wednesday issued a Preventive Measures Notice under the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act to an Indonesian company, the fifth after NEA issued similar notices to ...
Jessica Cheam –
Many palm oil producers and buyers are sited in Singapore. Hit them where it hurts, by mandating banks and investors to have codes that prevent loans to or investments in firms that aid deforestation and land burning.
Herry Purnomo –
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.
For the Republic to get there, we will need to find a way to dilute that link between cars and status, and move people's car-owning aspirations towards a larger one that views the bicycle, not as an inferior form of transport but, as the ultimate vehicle of freedom.
Despite the global push towards green buildings, the environmental impact of elevators is often neglected. Welden business development director Willie Tan shares a technology which can raise energy efficiency of these essential machines.
This paper compares the eco-efficiency of Low Temperature Copper to Copper Bonding (LTCCB) technology against the Conventional Method (CM). The analyses look into the energy and material consumables consumption profiles ...