Using green bonds to finance environmentally-friendly buildings is one way developers can express their commitment to sustainable business, but at what point does that become greenwashing? Experts at the International Green Building Conference in September discuss.
At the 2018 International Green Building Conference, experts spoke about the changing face of the workplace and how human health and wellness are driving innovation in construction and building management.
Gulrez Shah Azhar –
A hotter world will make it even more difficult for India's poorest to break out of the poverty cycle, writes RAND Corporation's Gulrez Shah Azhar. What are some solutions that can change this?
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
The summit in San Francisco was a rallying cry for community and business leaders around the world to step up on climate action. WorldGBC’s Joelle Chen highlights three takeaways for the building sector to go green.
Digital opinion analysis points to a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues of global implication. Could this signal a new age of a ‘race to the top’ in corporate sustainability commitments? Clarissa Watson writes.
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.