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A shift to a greener economy should bring social benefits, especially for the poorest, or 'the politics will end up against us'.
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Rainforests are far more vulnerable than predicted in the past, researchers find, warning areas that are disturbed or fragmented lack resilience to climate warming and drought.
This month, G20 leaders should remember that only they have the clout to put the world on the right path.
Notorious for animal testing and unsustainable sourcing, a first sector-wide report highlights the progress the flavours and fragrances industry has made in sustainability, aided by activists, consumer demand and biotechnology.
The top asset manager voted against 255 directors for climate issues in a sign that it is taking a more muscular approach against management.
The construction firm plans to leave its coal business behind, but it will go ahead with at least one more coal venture. Whether it plans to pursue any other projects before the policy takes effect remains uncertain.
The planned expansion will have catastrophic consequences for forests, peatlands, and communities, warn NGOs. APP says the expansion will not breach its no-deforestation pledge, and is aligned with the new Omnibus Law to boost investment and jobs.
As climate change impacts get more severe, the urgency of keeping global warming to 1.5C is growing—and the race is on to secure the stronger pledges needed to cut emissions.
The Philippines' new fisheries management framework to curb illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing has seen drastic delays in its implementation in part due to the Covid-19 pandemic, experts and various groups say.
The commercial space race is on with rich entrepreneurs taking to their rockets to reach for the stars. But the jaunts to space have courted plenty of criticism about space tourism and its carbon footprint.
If governments can agree to targets laid out in a new biodiversity framework, our societies, economies and financial system may have a fighting chance at...
Some Southeast Asian nations have displayed leadership in facilitating bottom-up renewable energy development. Now it is time for others to follow suit.
If the world wants to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure no one is left behind in the recovery, two issues thrown into sharp relief by the pandemic...
Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
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A bill that financially incentivises businesses to make positive social change is close to becoming law in the Philippines. But some worry the legislation offers excessive incentives and could allow industries like tobacco to use donations to exert influence over government officials.
Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs?
[SPECIAL REPORT] A recent industry-friendly bill could undermine recent tobacco control efforts in the Philippines, and increase the risk of addiction among millions of youths.
Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
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Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
With issues such as child labour and forced labour making headlines, palm oil companies are realising that more needs to be done to protect their workforces and their families.
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With its second acquisition of a leading disaster remediation company, Blue Planet aims to bring together market leaders to create an integrated waste management ecosystem in Asia Pacific.
With the sustainability of palm oil under growing scrutiny, Singapore-headquartered firm Musim Mas Group offers a way forward with its training programme for smallholders in Indonesia.
Knowledge is power, and if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, it helps to know what it is in the first place, and what the biggest offenders in your lifestyle are.
Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.
The real estate sector is one of the hardest sectors to decarbonise. Eco-Business spoke to Frasers Property's Paolo Bevilacqua about the tough carbon-cutting task ahead for the Singapore-headquartered multinational.
Union Bank becomes the second local bank to issue a social bond for small and medium enterprises affected by the pandemic, as ailing economies resort to funding mechanisms to aid Covid-19 recovery.
Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
Public-private partnerships for social good
There is a growing trend in Asia of governments and the private sector coming together to address social needs, and CAPS' latest study spotlights these "public-private partnerships for social good." With 88% of top business leaders in Asia believing such partnerships will become even more common...
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