A week after a UN report revealed Southeast Asia’s slow progress on the SDGs, government and business leaders came together at the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources to discuss how Asean can achieve green growth.
Companies in Singapore can now join a new network for their finance departments to integrate sustainability into business decision-making. The Singapore Circle of Practice could lead the way for green debt financing in Asia.
The fourth industrial revolution and the technologies it has brought with it has boosted productivity and created jobs in certain sectors. How can the world leverage technology to improve agriculture, the one sector that has lagged behind?
Sam Greene –
Funders’ perceptions that there is too much risk in investing at the local level prevents climate finance from making a real difference. Sam Greene discusses whether new technologies can benefit local communities while delivering the confidence donors and investors need to put their money where it matters.
Sara Jane Ahmed –
Filipinos pay more for electricity than almost anywhere in Southeast Asia, but it doesn't have to be this way. Energy finance analyst Sara Jane Ahmed outlines three ways to make power cleaner and more affordable in the archipelago.
The growth of cryptocurrencies has given rise to a new breed of billionaires, who have made their wealth through currencies like Bitcoin. GSK's Serufusa Sekidde explains why they should be investing in healthcare for the less privileged.
Charlotte MIddlehurst and Lili Pike, Chinadialogue –
China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
Hannah Koh –
Bringing together key figures in the private and public sectors, this year’s Responsible Business Forum will offer lessons on how business can be a force for good and harnessed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Vaidehi Shah –
Far too many Australian politicians receive financial support from, and give subsidies to, the fossil fuel industry, say climate campaigners. A new initiative by 350.org Australia calls for pollution-free politics in the country.
Medilyn Manibo –
Women continue to show results in addressing climate change in urban and rural communities around the world. UN's Momentum for Change celebrates their efforts through this short video.