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.
Asia’s utility needs are rising exponentially as economies boom and infrastructures modernise. Ahead of Asian Utility Week 2016, Eco-Business takes a look at some of the industry trends and business opportunities in Asia.
Stephen Groff –
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.
There are only a few days to go before the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 takes place in Paris and with this comes the question: where does the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) stand in the negotiations?
Once again a haze of smoke has descended upon Southeast Asia. The smoke originates in Indonesia, and has happened nearly every year since 1997. It begs the question whether international law can be used to put a stop to it.