Japanese plastics manufacturer Sekisui Chemical is the highest ranked Asian firm in a global index of the most sustainable corporations by Canadian publisher Corporate Knights. CK's boss says it is 'worrying' that there are not more Asian firms in the list.
Up and coming data centre operator Chindata edges out industry giants Alibaba and TenCent by ranking highest in the first renewable energy scorecard released by Greenpeace, but firms from the mainland still lag overseas rivals.
Without considering the upfront emissions from construction, the world could burn through its remaining carbon budget as the global population swells. Eco-Business asks Lisa Bate, chair of the World Green Building Council, for her thoughts on how to address the problem of embodied carbon.
Frederik Dahlmann –
If businesses want to thrive in this era of climate change and disruption, they need to be sustainable throughout their whole supply chain before they can claim to be doing good for the planet.
Sarah Parsons –
The narrative of the year will be if 2020 will be a turning point for the better or for the worse, says World Resources Institute president Andrew Steer. What stories should be watching out for?
Christian Déséglise and Delfina Lopez Freijido –
By addressing current bottlenecks in the development and financing of sustainable infrastructure, a proposed framework aims to transform the sector and step up the fight against climate change.
Investments in sustainable infrastructure and initiatives in a city can exacerbate inequality by further marginalising local communities. How can cities design for sustainability while putting people at the centre of their plans to green?
Financial institutions must address the issue of technological sustainability, especially with regard to data, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Although these new technologies have vast potential, businesses also need to understand their risks, social impact, and ethical implications.
No Australian city has envisioned how to support their residents with key resources. Neither have they addressed the unavoidable social tensions of increasing inequality between the well-off urban elite and those on the fringe.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
Hannah Koh –
No hot air here: Researchers from the National University of Singapore produce the first prototype of a new, environmentally friendly air conditioner in what could be a “quantum leap” in the 100-year old technology.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
Together with Danfoss and the Danish Embassy, Eco-Business conducted a forum where some 180 participants discussed ways of making cities climate-smart. The forum included a panel discussion on Singapore’s approach ...