Non-profit Mighty Earth found out that the agribusiness conglomerate may have since 2017 degraded more than 30 square kilometers of pristine forest to build logging roads in one of its timber concessions.
After a recent ban by the European Parliament on palm oil for biofuels, trade talks that propose to grant the European Union (EU) market greater access to Indonesian palm oil proceed this week. This could lead to even greater deforestation and more social conflicts in Indonesia, warn activists.
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Singapore, along with 194 other nations, has adopted a global agreement to jointly tackle climate change. This is no easy feat, as reducing our environmental footprint will involve changing our mindsets and habits as well as overcoming technological hurdles.
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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?
The next decade looks set to be the most challenging, exciting and potentially productive yet. The launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the impending COP21 summit, spurred along by visionary leaders like the Pope, could help the world reboot both corporations and capitalism, says John Elkington.
Last week we attended the launch in Amsterdam of the much-anticipated update to the Global Reporting Initiative sustainability reporting guidelines, known as G4. Here's my analysis of the G4 Guidelines ...
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Logging scars landscapes, destroys habitats and is a major contributor to climate change. Here's how old Android smartphones--that might otherwise end up in a landfill-- are being used to stop illegal logging and curb climate change impacts.
Singapore-based companies are starting on the journey towards sustainability, although most of them have not yet made the connection between corporate responsibility and profitability. This is the main finding of ...