While its proponents say the bill is needed to protect the industry, citing a Western conspiracy against Indonesian palm oil, environmental activists say it will do little to address the ills attributed to the industry.
Dutch company Boogaerdt Hout has been found guilty of violating the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) for placing illegal Burmese teak on the market. The company has two months in which to clear its supply chain of illegal wood.
and Pek Shibao –
Being more sustainable is good for a company's bottom line and reputation. So why are companies, as seen in WWF's recent Palm Oil Scorecard for Singapore and Malaysia, dragging their feet on sustainability? SIIA researchers discuss.
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.
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.
Jean Chua –
As the UN climate change conference enters its crucial final days, global social media campaign #EarthtoParis wants to send a strong message to world leaders: Make this the turning point against climate change.
For SustainAbility and GlobeScan's annual Sustainability Leaders Survey, we asked over 900 expert stakeholders representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have ...
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 ...