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Southeast Asian conglomerates to pump US$30 million into renewable projects in Myanmar

Southeast Asian conglomerates to pump US$30 million into renewable projects in Myanmar

Only 40 per cent of Myanmar's rural population has access to grid power. The joint venture by Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings and the energy platform of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corporation aims to boost access to electricity.

The melting Arctic is fertile ground for businesses. But continued oil exploration poses an ethical dilemma

The melting Arctic is fertile ground for businesses. But continued oil exploration poses an ethical dilemma

Norway’s Arctic residents are facing hardships from rapid warming, which is also affecting communities in Asia. But the Nordic country’s wealth is built on oil, and exploration is moving further north. Can it find a middle ground? 

Mythbusting: How green are these green building solutions?

Mythbusting: How green are these green building solutions?

Hundreds of products for today's urban building industry are marketed as green, including air purifying coatings. But how sustainable are these products and services, really?

Can laboratories get smarter when it comes to sustainability?

 Can laboratories get smarter when it comes to sustainability?

Research laboratories can consume up to 100 times as much energy as office space of the same size. Is smart technology the solution to boosting energy efficiency without compromising safety?

How is the world's biggest palm oil trader living up to its no-deforestation promise?

How is the world's biggest palm oil trader living up to its no-deforestation promise?

It is less than a year since Wilmar made an industry-first promise to cut deforestation out of its entire supply chain. In this interview with Eco-Business, sustainability chief Jeremy Goon talks about the challenges of implementation.

Asia Pulp & Paper involved in numerous land disputes, shirking demands for more transparency—report

Asia Pulp & Paper involved in numerous land disputes, shirking demands for more transparency—report

A new study reveals the paper giant’s trail of disputes across Indonesia. But even as the controversial firm claims to address the social harm caused, it keeps experts in the dark about whether community rights are genuinely respected.

‘What happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay in the Arctic’—why the north pole matters to Asia

‘What happens in the Arctic, doesn’t stay in the Arctic’—why the north pole matters to Asia

Eco-Business' new exhibition explores the link between melting ice sheets and communities in Asia. One of its defining images: The carcass of a reindeer that likely starved to death after getting its antlers entangled in a fishing net.

As sea levels rise, can Singapore ratchet up the ambition of its climate targets?

As sea levels rise, can Singapore ratchet up the ambition of its climate targets?

The low-lying island-state is safeguarding plant biodiversity, boosting food security and beefing up its drainage systems. But there’s more it can do to tackle the existential threat of climate change, experts say.

Global thirst: A spotlight on water in industry

Global thirst: A spotlight on water in industry

Industries are requiring ever more water in an increasingly water-stressed world. What can businesses do to reduce their risks and reliance on the resource?

Future or fantasy: Are floating cities the next stage of Singapore's urban development?

Future or fantasy: Are floating cities the next stage of Singapore's urban development?

Will this eco-friendly, self-sustaining floating city provide more land for Singapore’s development, or remain mere fantasy?

Tall, flexible, and digitally connected: A peek at the buildings of the future

Tall, flexible, and digitally connected: A peek at the buildings of the future

What will buildings and cities of the future look like in the face of global megatrends like climate change? Eco-Business gazes into the crystal ball with industry experts at the recent International Built Environment Week in Singapore.

How will low-lying Singapore’s built environment survive rising seas?

How will low-lying Singapore’s built environment survive rising seas?

Singapore’s response to climate change is more adaptation than prevention. So how will the vulnerable city-state protect its most valuable assets—its buildings—from rising sea levels?

Is blockchain an overhyped tool for Asia's energy transition?

Is blockchain an overhyped tool for Asia's energy transition?

Blockchain already features in energy projects from South Africa to Singapore, but questions linger over its significance in the overall energy landscape. What was the final word when industry experts came together for an animated debate?

Arctic Awakening: What the North Pole's melting ice means for Asia

Arctic Awakening: What the North Pole's melting ice means for Asia

What is the relationship between the Arctic and Asia? Eco-Business has released a trailer of our documentary that traces the connection between ecosystems in the North Pole and the world's most populous continent.

Secret cameras expose Singapore's recycling habits

Secret cameras expose Singapore's recycling habits

Why is Singapore's domestic recycling rate so abysmal? Little cameras were hidden in the blue bins around the country to find out how people are recycling—or not.

Lush closes stores around the world in support of Climate Strike

Lush closes stores around the world in support of Climate Strike

The British cosmetics brand has shut more than 900 stores in 49 countries in support of a youth protest movement against government inaction on climate.

The 6 trends shaping Southeast Asia's clean energy sector

The 6 trends shaping Southeast Asia's clean energy sector

Two-thirds of the global increase in demand for energy will come from Southeast Asia as it modernises. Here are the corporate and geopolitical trends that will determine how this demand will be met in the decades ahead.

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