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Are companies genuinely trying to help, or are they using the Covid-19 pandemic as a marketing opportunity? And what are the dos and don'ts of communicating in the Covid-era?
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Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction, fueling crime and spreading disease.
Despite dirty air and climate threats, South Korea’s population is not particularly fond of renewables, shows a new report. How can the industry get residents on board?
Humanity's excessive consumption has led to both the Covid-19 outbreak and climate change. Could they both share a common solution, asks Hans van Mameren.
With green energy from wind and solar out-competing fossil fuels, governments now hope for another boost − blue energy from the oceans.
Tilapia are now mature enough to process in China, but Covid-19 has delayed orders from major importing nations.
An Indonesian anti-graft agency, widely recognised for its prowess at catching corrupt government officials, has begun to refocus its approach towards cracking down on natural resource firms that pay bribes in exchange for permits.
Half the projects being planned, that overlap with important conservation areas, are in India, Southeast Asia, South America and Africa. Researchers say there is already enough degraded land to support the world’s energy transition.
Human economies still depend on hydrocarbon fuels. But there are ways to achieve a coal exit, cut emissions and protect health.
Once a vaccine is found for the Covid-19 pandemic, how can we ensure that it is distributed fairly, wonders Pawanexh Kohli.
Compassion goes beyond just sympathy or empathy, it is a strong feeling for the suffering of others as your own and a deep desire to end it.
Environmentalists need to be more conversant in business models and principles, while problem-solving engineers could benefit from engaging with natural and...
The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the fact that we are all in this together: no country is immune from major global threats. And the same solidarity between...
After months of deliberation, Eco-Business has compiled a list of the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific—people who are changing their businesses and industries for the better. They are, the Eco-Business A-List…
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The Dayak Iban community of Sungai Utik has long fought to protect the forest and their place in it. After nearly half a century, they are now owners of over 10,000 hectares of customary land.
[EB SPECIAL REPORT] What does it take to transform a business into a good corporate citizen? Eco-Business spoke to some of Asia’s most influential sustainability executives to find out.
The car industry is among the world’s most polluting. Amid growing public pressure to cut emissions and with new solutions disrupting their business model, how can automakers prepare for the dramatic changes ahead and help tackle global warming?
Industries are requiring ever more water in an increasingly water-stressed world. What can businesses do to reduce their risks and reliance on the resource?
Rice is the most polluting grain, but demand for the staple food is growing. A project called the Sustainable Rice Platform started in 2015 and has grown to 500,000 farmers across 21 countries today. It’s only just getting started.
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Businesses hardly ever adopt renewable energy for altruistic reasons, but does that matter? In this interview with Eco-Business, Lionel Steinitz, CEO of LYS Energy, talks about why firms go green, and how Southeast Asia can unlock its solar potential.
Six in 10 Prudential Singapore staff are women. Outgoing CEO Wilf Blackburn explains how addressing gender bias, ageism and hierarchy is helping the firm to achieve its main sustainability ambition: help people live longer.
Rising temperatures, drought and heavy rain will affect rubber yields and disease outbreaks. Rubber growers can boost resilience by adopting better cultivation methods, but will need more support.
From banks to builders, more companies are going carbon neutral. Carbon offsetting is not without controversy, but in cases where sustainability can only be approached and not achieved, it may be the appropriate way to balance out emissions.
Are companies genuinely trying to help, or are they using the Covid-19 pandemic as a marketing opportunity? And what are the dos and don'ts of communicating in the Covid-era?
He spent a big part of his career developing calorie-laden snacks. Now, entrepreneur Christoph Langwallner is reinventing instant noodles in his quest to promote sustainable agriculture and provide more nutritious comfort food.
Sustainability chief for Asian conglomerate New World Development, Ellie Tang was behind the creation of Hong Kong's first urban biodiversity museum. In this interview, Tang talks about how to sell sustainability to CEOs, and one question sustainability leaders should be asking themselves this year.
An alliance between an environmental group and an agribusiness company aims to reduce encroachment by smallholder coffee farmers in the Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, one of Sumatra’s last stands of lowland forest.
One Planet Approaches: A guide for companies to set science-based targets
In 2016, WWF Netherlands, Metabolic, WWF Switzerland, and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment reviewed over sixty approaches, methodologies, tools, programs and action plans relating to human impacts on planetary limits.The 2016 One Planet Approaches report presented insights from this...
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