With younger populations, newly-minted billionaires and growing numbers of women heading businesses, Asian nations can take the lead in social impact investing and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Blair Palese –
While the US$379 million promised for investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef seems promising, Blair Palese of 350.org reveals how the government's latest budget prioritises fossil fuels instead.
Shamshad Akhtar –
The Asia and the Pacific region wants to ensure its growth is sustainable and mobilised to provide more financing for development as it tries to accelerate progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Not enough has been done to leverage our financial systems in pursuit of the SDGs, as financing still flows to short-term investment projects, writes UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, Liu Zhenmin.
Free markets may have steered us toward a wealthier, healthier future, but leaving the fight against climate change to market forces would be a tragic mistake, writes the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Ivan Ascher. Here's why.
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?
Ping Manongdo –
Climate change is not all doom and gloom, it's a business opportunity. Young aspiring entrepreneurs are growing profitable businesses that are helping to make the planet a more habitable place.
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 ...
At Ethical Corporation we are continually hearing how a serious commitment to governance, ethics and sustainability creates long-term benefits for shareholders. It's been a while since the researches and financial ...