For the first time, banks in the city-state will incorporate sustainability issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, resource efficiency, labour standards and corporate integrity into their lending and investment policies.
The haze has gone on for weeks with no end to the fires in sight. Singapore is dealing with the problem by going after the companies responsible for the fires, stepping up healthcare services, and distributing breathing masks to Indonesia.
Mark Mangan and Henry Defriez –
Once again a haze of smoke has descended upon Southeast Asia. The smoke originates in Indonesia, and has happened nearly every year since 1997. It begs the question whether international law can be used to put a stop to it.
Jessica Cheam –
Many palm oil producers and buyers are sited in Singapore. Hit them where it hurts, by mandating banks and investors to have codes that prevent loans to or investments in firms that aid deforestation and land burning.
Much attention has been paid to the geopolitical impact of China's activities in the South China Sea. But the environmental impact of this development also bordres on the catastropic, say researchers James Borton and Nguyen Chu Hoi.
India’s competitive advantages in the new global economy are well known, but true social progress will also involve addressing the negative impacts of rapid urbanisation, say Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy's Asit Biswas and Kris Hartley.
The Asean countries are at very different stages of economic growth. Members include a fully developed city state with nearly full national electricity coverage as well as several agrarian economies ...
In a previous articles titled "Economic Feasibility of Sustainable Non-Food Feedstock Based Biodiesel Production: Part 1 and Part 2 ",we have covered how Pongamia Pinnata and Moringa oleifera are going ...