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A post-COP26 survey of leaders from top German companies shows that nine out of 10 chief executives consider sustainability to be as important as digitalisation for the next five years.
Solutions to mounting plastic waste in the archipelago require careful consideration of the local context, or they may not work.
A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
A hotter future will mean widespread extreme weather becomes the norm. The COP26 climate talks have done little to avoid impending disaster.
Fourteen of the countries have made a net zero pledge including major emitter UK, as well as climate-vulnerable nations like Fiji and Malawi. Indonesia is the only Asian country with a decarbonisation goal for healthcare.
Talks at COP26 are deadlocked between developed and developing countries over finance, endangering progress.
Setting rules for carbon markets—a major goal of the COP26 climate change talks—is challenging but "nobody wants to be the villain", says Norway's climate minister.
The first week of COP26 in Glasgow has seen a plethora of initiatives, pledges and pacts, but finance and credible policy is still lacking.
In the run-up to COP26, companies trumpeted their commitment to addressing climate change, often citing pledges to achieve goals decades in the future. But meeting these distant objectives requires near-term action, about which the corporate world has been far less forthcoming.
A disturbing case of workplace bullying in the Singapore office of one of the world's largest NGOs exposed the vulnerability of NGO organisations to abuse. In...
The backlash against environmental, social, and governance factors in investing heralds a major transition for the better, write Georg Kell and Todd Cort.
Coal-dependent Asia still has time to shift to clean energy. Replacing diesel generators and coal-fired grids with renewables is the best way ASEAN can...
Realising it’s now or never, the global gas industry is making a determined push to develop infrastructure across Asia as climate targets tighten and renewables become more competitive.
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Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
Donations of ventilators and supplies are part of a ‘classic tactic’ by the industry to get close to governments and try to undermine health policies, say public health advocates. Should tobacco firms’ CSR activities be allowed?
Eco-Business reveals the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific this year—people who have changed businesses and industries for the better, during a pandemic. Who are they and what have they achieved?
How can businesses and society decarbonise while building better cloud solutions? We explore the viable solutions available to help data centre operators fight the rising tide of environmental challenges.
Experts warn that addressing climate change will bring with it political instability, rising protectionist policies and inflation in poorer nations placing pressure on the resolve of governments to see the energy transition through.
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More Asian companies are setting goals to boost their sustainability credentials, but some may be stymied by insufficient information on their operations to craft effective plans.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
With issues such as child labour and forced labour making headlines, palm oil companies are realising that more needs to be done to protect their workforces and their families.
From Australian dairy farms to Indian crop insurers, the integration of geospatial data into a host of innovative solutions is helping global agriculture work smarter and more sustainably.
Businesses routinely report their carbon emissions in three categories. There is now growing interest in the potential of a fourth 'scope'. However, experts are wary that companies are using problematic methods to account for these so-called 'avoided emissions'.
Health experts say Omicron's appearance underscores the need to share vaccines more fairly.
This slow fashion advocate and Roots and Shoots club leader shares the importance of sticking to your beliefs and going against the grain despite meeting strong resistance at the beginning of her environmental activism journey.
Clarissa Morawski from non-profit Reloop tells the Eco-Business podcast why the circular economy is key to the post-Covid recovery.
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