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.
Anthony J Ryan –
Single-use plastic itself can't be evil, and it's companies’ balance sheets and our laziness that have led to oceans full of the durable material. University of Sheffield's Anthony Ryan asks, when is packaging worth the plastic?
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.
Pats Oliva –
The syringes, needles, expired pills that are used in healthcare must be disposed in a way that is both responsible and environmentally friendly. Health Care Without Harm Asia's Pats Oliva outlines four considerations for the healthcare industry.
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.
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?
Hannah Fernandez –
To mark International Volunteer Day on 5 December, Eco-Business presents this short film which takes you to the remote villages of Yunnan, China, where elderly folk find help and friendship through an initiative supported by Keppel Land.
In this article we are going to discuss the potentiality of Moringa oleifera: A multidimensional Perennial Biodiesel Tree intercropped with Camelina and Castor as rotational crop. The Advanced Biofuel Center ...
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.