The first-ever edition of The Liveability Challenge, which seeks to match sustainability entrepreneurs with the funding they need to scale their solutions, is a wrap!
In an exciting show-down at Marina Bay Sands this morning, Zhaotan Xiao from RWDC Industries clinched S$980,000 for the company’s proposal to produce the world’s first truly biodegradable straws.
A hearty congratulations to Zhaotan and team for pipping more than 200 applications and five worthy competitors to the prize!
If you missed it, you can still watch what happened on the Eco-Business’ Facebook live streams here and here.
We're also happy to unveil our report on this year's Eco Action Day Industry Roundtable, which gathered 50 thought leaders to discuss how to achieve SDG 9: industry, infrastructure and innovation. What will Asia's cities look like if we achieve SDG 9—and what will they look like if we don't?
Southeast Asia continues to be the worst-performing region globally in terms of renewable energy deployment and the electrification of the transport sector, but this resistance can't last, says Sindicatum CEO Assaad Razzouk.
Two executives of palm oil trader Wilmar International have stepped down after a report by Greenpeace revealed that the company is still linked to deforestation. Wilmar reaffirms its zero-deforestation commitments, a spokesperson said.
Water pollution, plastic waste, sustainable agriculture and environmental protection—these were a few concerns highlighted by students at the Youth Ecosperity Dialogue as the most pressing global problems of their time.