A year and a half after the worst bout of haze ever to hit Southeast Asia, Eco-Business investigates how the world's second largest palm oil company is living up to a promise to stop the burning of peat forests to make way for plantations.
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.
Senior officials in Indonesia are challenging Singapore's actions to hold businesses accountable for haze and environmental issues, after Singapore issued a court warrant against a director of an Indonesian company suspected of contributing to last year's haze which blanketed the region.
Ingrid van Wees –
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.
and Shira Idris –
Asean faces common challenges as a result of climate change, including sea level rise, mass migration, humanitarian crises, and international conflict. Here's how the region can work together to address these climate risks.
Asia is uniquely placed to provide a blueprint for combating climate change, but the region's countries must work together for everyone’s benefit, says Asian Development Bank vice-president of operations Stephen Groff.