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Are 'flights to nowhere' a necessary environmental cost to save the aviation industry?

Are 'flights to nowhere' a necessary environmental cost to save the aviation industry?

Singapore Airlines is the latest Asian carrier to consider no-destination flights to give ailing revenues a lift. Environmentalists and community groups say there are more sustainable ways to save the airline industry.

Fashion and textile firms still blind to water pollution risks, says new report

Fashion and textile firms still blind to water pollution risks, says new report

Few companies showed awareness of water pollution across all stages of their value chain, and only Swedish fast fashion firm H&M acknowledged the issue of microfiber pollution.

Policies for building back better are ‘a matter of political will’: UN chief economist

Policies for building back better are ‘a matter of political will’: UN chief economist

Most resources are still flowing into unsustainable activities because of inertia, the way risk is assessed, and ‘debilitating’ uncertainty over what sustainable investment is, said UN assistant secretary-general Elliott Harris.

Mixed messages on coal funding from AIIB as it launches new climate change investment framework

Mixed messages on coal funding from AIIB as it launches new climate change investment framework

The Chinese-backed bank would not finance coal-fired power plants, its president declared. But environmentalists noted that the bank’s policy still leaves the door open to coal-related projects.

Financial flows study reveals how Asia's banks are funding social and environmental harm

Financial flows study reveals how Asia's banks are funding social and environmental harm

A new analysis tracks the intricate credit flows crisscrossing Asia that profit sectors notorious for their impacts on the planet and people. Regional cooperation is critical to foster responsible lending practices, argue the authors.

Firms are masking 'dangerous trade-offs' in sustainability reports, warns triple bottom line guru John Elkington

Firms are masking 'dangerous trade-offs' in sustainability reports, warns triple bottom line guru John Elkington

He warned that glossy sustainability reports can mask misleading trade-offs such as 'clean coal', and said businesses have underestimated the scale of change needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek launches carbon offsetting service

Indonesian ride-hailing firm Gojek launches carbon offsetting service

The Jakarta-based firm is the first in the ride-hailing industry to enable customers to offset their travel emissions.

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