The number of firms from Asia Pacific on the Global 100 ranking remains unchanged from last year. But many have dropped to significantly lower positions on the index, with the exception of Samsung, which came in 10th this year.
A small coastal village in the Philippines has been losing its land to the encroaching sea over the past 27 years. Residents on the frontlines plead for permanent relocation and hope those who are accountable will pay.
The global Paradise Papers leak has accused Indonesian pulp and paper giant APRIL of unethically exploiting tax loopholes through offshore shell companies and weakening environmental clauses by lenders. APRIL has rejected these claims.
Ingrid van Wees –
Humanity only has three years left to safeguard the climate, but a lot more funding than what is currently available is required to build a low-carbon future. ADB's Ingrid van Wees suggests that local currency green bonds could be the answer.
Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan –
How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Urban experts with IIED and PwC look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors.
Jennifer Morris –
There's no telling how strict national regulations on greenhouse gas emissions will be in the future, but it might be less costly for the electricity industry—and the environment—if they invested in carbon-free electricity now, says MIT's Jennifer Morris.
Last year was the "best year ever" for green finance, but 2017 will be about turning national climate goals into investment pipelines. UNEP's Nick Robins outlines three practical steps to shift private capital to where it can benefit all of us.
Medilyn Manibo –
At the UN Climate Summit, Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a stern message to government leaders, telling them to stop ignoring the reality of climate change. Watch his speech here:
KPMG has created The Green Tax Index to increase awareness of the complex, fragmented and rapidly evolving green tax landscape worldwide. It aims to encourage companies to explore the opportunities ...