The London-headquartered bank withdrew from the US$1.87 billion coal-fired power plant’s financing consortium, but eight other banks, including Singapore's OCBC and DBS and Malaysia's Maybank, ensured the deal was closed.
Five years ago, Jonathon Porritt imagined a sustainable world by 2050 in his book The World We Made. In this interview, Porritt reviews progress made so far, says Europe has got it wrong on palm oil, and banks are "stupid" for funding coal.
Elaine Tan –
Singapore is a laggard in how it manages plastic waste. Businesses are not held accountable for the plastics they produce, and incineration is incentivised over recycling. Here's what the city-state should do differently.
and Dave Little, Simon Bush –
The global seafood trade is perceived as one where people in developing nations cultivate and export food to the affluent, with little benefit reaching those who need food the most. Is that really the case?
Robin Hicks –
You may have nailed greening, but have you greened nailing? From cruelty-free condoms to solar-powered vibrators, from unexploited sex workers to orgasming robots, here’s the Eco-Business guide to sustainable sex.
Humanity only has three years left to safeguard the climate, but a lot more funding than what is currently available is required to build a low-carbon future. ADB's Ingrid van Wees suggests that local currency green bonds could be the answer.
Robin Hicks –
Indonesia has made significant progress in fighting the fires caused by slash-and-burn forestry that choke Southeast Asia annually with toxic air pollution. Eco-Business spoke to the chair of Indonesia's Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) about what it will take to put the fires out permanently.
Vaidehi Shah –
Brazil and the Philippines are the most dangerous countries for activists fighting mining, agribusiness and hydroelectric companies for their rights to land, forests, and rivers, a new report by Global Witness found.
A dispute between environmentalists and PepsiCo over the food company's palm oil sourcing policy is escalating after activists released a video spoofing the Doritos Super Bowl campaign. Rhett Butler reports.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...