Editor’s Choice

There is hope in the potential of international institutions to pave the way towards collective solutions for gender equality. This begins with shifting the balance for women and placing them in leadership positions, writes former United Nations under-secretary general Noeleen Heyzer.
Opinion
The ships provide free treatment to isolated islands—a system that might be a model for other nations hit by worsening climate threats.
While the world has paid close attention to how humans are altering biodiversity, we know much less about how we’re impacting the planet’s biomass or the total amount of matter bound up in plants, animals, bacteria and other organisms.
Renewable energy expert Nabeel Ismeer explores how the world's top income earners can affect the economy, workplace and the government, and what they can do to use their influence as a force for good.
It is a public health crisis that kills almost 5 million people in Asia every year. So why isn't air pollution a bigger story? And why aren’t journalists in Asia reporting on how to solve the problem?
Four out of the top ten most high-risk locations to extreme weather are in China, a new report by the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative has found. 
As the government calls on palm oil companies to withhold plantation data, citing national security, privacy and competition reasons, activists fear this will further damage the reputation of its already controversial palm oil industry.
The site will be turned into a series of gardens and exhibits centred around a giant lake, with the aim of teaching visitors about sustainability and ecology.
Despite efforts to protect them, tropical forests are dwindling at a near-record rate at a time when humanity needs them more than ever in the fight against climate change. In this interview with Eco-Business, World Resources Institute's global forests director Rod Taylor argues that we need to rethink the balance between development and conservation.
Businesses that innovate towards a circular or sharing economy are predicted to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $335 billion by 2025. How can companies unlock the economic benefits of low carbon growth?
Shipping accounts for about three per cent of global GHG emissions, producing about the same amount as Germany or Brazil does each year. Can marine shipping be...
If plastics were a country, it would be the fifth highest emitter in the world. Abandoning the needless demand for plastic is key to averting a climate...
Despite its swift rise, the sustainable seafood movement’s work is far from done. To safeguard the future of fish, more seafood businesses must commit to...
The Internet of Things has the potential to make Asia’s bustling cities safer, cleaner, and greener. But to build truly smart cities, more data must be freed and shared, says Michael Ding of Envision.
News
The once abundant peat forests of Indonesia's Kampar peninsula have been deforested to half its size over the last two decades. Is there hope in saving the country's largest remaining forest reserve? 
A paddleboard and windsurfer manufacturer is on a mission to reclaim its emissions by adopting circular economy principles and reforesting a nature reserve in Myanmar.
Take a hard look at your supply chains, accept its realities, and then work tirelessly to put an end to forced and child labour, said experts at a recent event on human rights.
The liberalisation of Singapore's electricity market has given consumers the freedom to choose their electricity providers. Will price comparison platforms like Voltz help Singaporeans switch to green energy?
Rubber is one of the world's most widely used materials, but irresponsible farming methods have led to deforestation and human rights abuses as the sector has grown. Could there be a better way? Eco-Business explores the potential for sustainable natural rubber.
As awareness of fashion’s environmental impact grows, major brands are making ambitious promises to tackle the problem. A key piece of the global equation is the Asia-based apparel suppliers that make up a big part of the industry’s supply chain.
In an industry dominated by men, what can a palm oil company do to ensure gender equality?
[The EB Podcast] In the fourth episode of the series Tomorrow’s cities: Engineering the energy transition, we explore the potential for low-carbon cooling as Southeast Asia gets richer and hotter.
Vigeo Eiris publishes its UN Global Compact ‘Communication on Progress’ for 2017-18
This report covers our 2018 activities in relation to our commitments towards the UN Global Compact. We invite readers to note our announcement of 15 April 2019 regarding the change to our shareholder structure: Vigeo Eiris is now an affiliate of Moody's Investors Service (MIS). The details...
Asia Pacific’s Hub For Collaboration On Sustainable Development
An Eco-Business initiative
The SDG Co