Rising temperatures and a growing middle class are expected to cause a surge in the use of air-conditioners. Ahead of the inaugural Asean Cooling Summit next month, Eco-Business looks at efforts to avert its looming environmental cost.
The chocolate giant in September launched an ambitious sustainability plan in September and last month hosted its first ever stakeholder engagement workshop to seek partnerships from government, NGOs and even competitors to help address sustainability challenges.
Aaron Daniels –
A combination of growing energy demand, strong wind and solar resources, and political support for development has made investing in renewable energy an attractive prospect in the region. Aaron Daniels explains how companies can ensure their projects are bankable.
Owen Wee –
Surbana Jurong principal architect Owen Wee presents a novel concept, the Food Tower, which can solve several urban challenges for Singapore at once: overcrowding, food security, and the ever-present need for community cohesion.
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.
Will Singapore's new carbon tax make power producers invest more in energy efficient assets, or will it result in higher electricity prices for consumers? NTU's Sanjay C. Kuttan outlines ways to make this work.