The amount of money going into investments that benefit society and the environment is rising by 18 per cent every year, and a club for the truly rich has members saying that returns are on a par with traditional investment.
Intensively farmed livestock has a significant negative environmental and social impact. As consumers increasingly recognise this, there is a huge opportunity for companies to provide more sustainable and ethical alternatives to animal protein.
This year's results from the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) show that a record number of real estate firms are reporting sustainability performance, and are faring better on energy, water, and waste indicators.
and Lei Gao –
China is far from the poster child of sustainability, but it is impossible to ignore the progress it has made in tackling environmental catastrophes of the last century. What can the world's most populous nation teach everyone else about the SDGs?
Emma Marsden –
Countries in Asia Pacific are now starting to integrate environmental sustainability into their development goals, but this needs to scale up. Here are three things they need to do to make this happen, writes ADB's Emma Marsden.
Sun Xi and Michael Chance –
Many Asian corporations view sustainable business as just an idea, instead of a core strategy that will give them competitive advantage. Here's why that is wrong, and how businesses can adopt—and profit—from sustainable practices.
Ping Manongdo –
The new GRI Standards by the Global Reporting Initiative moves from merely recommending what to report to identifying exactly what businesses and investors are required to publicly disclose on their impacts.
Corporate responsibility (CR) has grown at a rapid pace in the past two decades. More companies are taking action and reporting on their social, environmental and economic performance. Investors are ...