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Excluded from water management for years despite being a major part of the agricultural workforce in Sindh, women farmers have been granted a role in water governance after the passage of a new amendment.
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Indonesian president Joko Widodo has offered China's Xi Jinping an opportunity to take part in constructing the rail line to Indonesia’s second largest city, after Tokyo rejected Jakarta’s initial invitation.
Poorly planned tree planting programmes in Himachal Pradesh have squeezed pastoralists and put greater pressure on fragile ecosystems.
Jakarta has said it will not raise its targets to cut planet-heating emissions—which researchers judge insufficient—despite being hit by floods and rising seas.
An onslaught of Covid-19 disruptions to food supplies and new meat-free innovations haven’t managed to shift European appetites away from their home comforts. Meanwhile, Asia shows more growth potential for vegan meat.
The 92 companies want Japan to double its 2030 renewable energy target. Despite its carbon neutral pledge, the world’s fifth-biggest emitter is one of the most challenging markets for businesses to adopt 100 per cent clean energy.
The Malaysian company is supposedly one of the palm oil industry's sustainability champions. What does its ban from the US over forced labour charges mean for the firm and the industry?
Carbon capture and storage, trapping carbon before it enters the atmosphere, sounds neat. But many doubt it can ever work.
The United States blacklisted Chinese oil giant CNOOC and slapped visa restrictions on officials of the Chinese navy, ruling party and state-owned enterprises, over "coercion" of Southeast Asian claimants in the disputed South China Sea.
Collective action against sexual harassment did not emerge with the #MeToo campaign. In several countries, particularly in the Global South, that campaign has overshadowed existing movements and impeded ongoing struggles for women’s rights.
Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, Eco-Business highlights some of the major issues the Southeast Asian country must address to attain...
Chinese asset managers have started launching sustainable labeled funds like there’s no tomorrow. Could a green investment bubble be building in the world's...
In the five years since the world came together to conclude the Paris climate agreement, the disastrous effects of global warming have become increasingly...
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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Eco-Business reveals the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific this year—people who have changed businesses and industries for the better, during a pandemic. Who are they and what have they achieved?
Eco-Business’ list of emerging talents on the region’s sustainability scene revealed
How can businesses and society decarbonise while building better cloud solutions? We explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.
Some corporate sustainability teams have dwindled in recent months as businesses put survival ahead of green ambitions. Others have grown in status, as companies join the dots between environmental and social wellbeing and business resilience. Eco-Business explores how Covid-19 changed the role of the sustainability officer.
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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Take a closer look at the job descriptions of corporate bosses, and know what motivates them, says Stephen Langton of management consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates.
Indonesia's largest palm oil exporter has just launched a new sustainability policy. Musim Mas's director of sustainable supply chains Olivier Tichit tells Eco-Business about the challenges of bringing the policy to life, and what needs to be done to weed deforestation out of the industry.
Recycling is key to tackling Singapore's waste problem, and everybody — including kids— can do their part for a better future.
With its new microgrid research programme in the city-state, the utility firm wants to pilot projects that will help shape the carbon-neutral cities, industries, and energy systems of the future.
The former Global Compact Network executive joins a growing Sustainalytics green finance team in Singapore.
Ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, Eco-Business highlights some of the major issues the Southeast Asian country must address to attain its vision of a low-carbon future.
In its fourth edition, The Liveability Challenge scours the world for the most innovative sustainability solutions to humanity’s biggest challenge—climate change.
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
Reducing plastic use in fashion: A stepwise guide for fashion businesses to reduce plastic packaging
Created by Plastic ACTion (PACT) of WWF-SG, this guide is created mainly for businesses in the fashion industry - from manufacturers, retailers, and e-commerce - looking to minimise packaging waste and switch to alternatives with the least environmental impact. This guide provides recommendations...
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