Despite Malaysia’s steady economic growth over the past five decades, a study by UNICEF has revealed how urban poor children are suffering from high rates of malnutrition. Why? And how can the problem be fixed?
The collapse of Rana Plaza in 2013 claimed over 1,000 lives and was a wake up call for fashion houses, NGOs and consumers to fix an industry rife with abuses. Five years on, how much have companies—and consumers—changed their ways? Eco-Business finds out.
and Marek Soanes –
IIED explores further what’s blocking climate finance from reaching the local level and developing new insights for getting money to those on the front lines of climate action.
Abhilasha Karkey –
The global use of antibiotics is growing, driven by a number of developing countries that face more antibiotic-resistant infections. University of Oxford's Abhilasha Karkey explains the link between antibiotic use and having access to clean water.
Cihan Sultanoglu –
Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years, as measured by economic growth and reduction in poverty. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks that must be addressed before the UN's Sustainable Development Goals can be achieved.
With its scale, the global F&B industry has an obligation to drive transformational change in tackling sustainability and public health challenges, but industry efforts alone will not suffice. The stage has long been set for all stakeholders to collaborate on solutions to build a sustainable future, says Ehab Abou-Oaf of Mars Wrigley Confectionery.
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
If you're an impact investor, how can you make sure that your funding is going to those who need it? Candide Group's Morgan Simon recommends learning from activists: communicate, be purposeful and never settle.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
In a bid to prevent another haze crisis, Indonesian agribusiness firms have developed innovative ways to work with communities to stop burning land. Here's how the fire free village programme is tackling the issue, one village at a time.
On International Happiness Day, meet three young people who are helping to make the world more peaceful, equitable, healthy, and happy -- and how they were honoured by the United Nations with help from their little "blue" friends.