In this interview, the former sustainability chief of one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies talks about why many forest programs don't work and what it would take to catalyse the private sector to embrace conservation.
Certifying forests will not stop deforestation and the haze, but it is an essential “spanner in the toolbox” for the growing number of Asian businesses that want to use sustainable wood products, PEFC's Ben Gunneberg said at an event in Singapore recently.
The controversial paper giant has hired a former Singapore army general turned banker as sustainability chief. Bernard Tan, who has led Singapore bank DBS's Indonesian operations since 2009, joins as the annual haze season is due to hit.
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A pool party in Singapore - bizarrely themed around palm oil - was interrupted by environmental messages from green groups last night. But revelers did not seem remotely interested to learn about the causes of the haze pollution that chokes Singapore at this time of year.
Major banks are slowly but surely ruling out financing companies clearing forests for profit. Could this be the turning point in the fight to save Southeast Asia’s remaining forests, asks Mighty's campaign director Deborah Lapidus.
Hitting two birds with one stone: Engaging civil society organisations in development will ensure local participation as well as strengthen the environmental sustainability of these projects, writes ADB's Richeline Tan Mascarinas.
Analysing the policy and entrepreneurial context in three landscapes across Asia, the report highlights how supporting innovative small-scale green businesses could help reverse the current trend where business incentives for ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...