The US$2.5 trillion fashion business produces more carbon emissions than aviation and shipping combined. Global brand H&M—founded in 1947—believes it has to become fully circular if it wants to survive for another 70 years. In this interview with Eco-Business, the company's environment manager Harsha Vardhan explains how it can be done.
It may come as a surprise that Temasek, a Singapore government-owned investment company, has invested so much time, money and energy in sustainability. This is because caring about social and environmental issues makes good business sense, the company's sustainability chief Robin Hu tells Eco-Business.
From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?
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Nepal, with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia despite surging visitor numbers. On a recent trekking trip, Zafirah Zein witnessed the impact of tourism on its environment and people, and wonders what the future of tourism will look like in developing Asia.
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Fast food giants McDonalds and Burger King have added plant-based burgers to their menus, sparking hope that the popularity of meat-free imitations could lead to a decline in meat’s contribution to the climate crisis.
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As global tourism booms, is it becoming a victim of its own success? Not if it takes these five steps along a sustainable development path, write ADB experts Donghyun Park and Cynthia Castillejos-Petalcorin and SW Associates' Scott Wayne.
The Center for Post-Natural History in Pittsburgh invites visitors to explore how humans have shaped the living world by charting the origins, habitats, and evolution of organisms that have been intentionally altered by humans.
Although water-related insecurity can easily exacerbate tensions within and between countries due to its prime role in economies and human livelihoods, it is not yet taken seriously. What does it take for water risks to be on the agenda?
In response to the environmental crisis of fast fashion, the fashion industry is taking active steps to introduce recycling and reduce waste. But how can individuals make easy choices and adopt more environmentally-friendly styles?
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Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
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In line with the Sustainable Development Goals' aim to eradicate poverty, a Japanese multinational electronics firm is providing power supply stations, solar storage and products to countries with little or no access to electricity.