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Companies, investors should brace for mandatory climate-risk disclosure

Companies, investors should brace for mandatory climate-risk disclosure

Sustainability disclosure is now the top of the agenda for the world’s largest investors, companies and regulators in almost every major market. Despite that, overall disclosure is “still lacking” according to climate-risk task force.

Singapore’s carbon emissions targets hinge on reducing gas dependency

Singapore’s carbon emissions targets hinge on reducing gas dependency

Singapore plans to overhaul its electricity market in an effort to drive energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and end its over-reliance on fossil gas.

WEF’s head of nature and biodiversity: we are using public funds to destroy public goods

WEF’s head of nature and biodiversity: we are using public funds to destroy public goods

As the United Nations Biodiversity Conference begins, Eco-Business sits down with Akanksha Khatri to talk about the importance of natural capital accounting and her dream of countries adopting a Global Ecosystem Product (GEP).

Private equity firm ABC World Asia boosts impact credentials with new appointments

Private equity firm ABC World Asia boosts impact credentials with new appointments

The appointments reflect the firm's aims to deliver positive impact as well as financial returns, founder says.

Sustainability targets: where are companies getting stuck?

Sustainability targets: where are companies getting stuck?

More Asian companies are setting goals to boost their sustainability, but some may be stymied by insufficient data on their operations to craft effective plans.

PropertyGuru co-founder Steve Melhuish joins Eco-Business as strategic investor

PropertyGuru co-founder Steve Melhuish joins Eco-Business as strategic investor

Eco-Business has welcomed a new strategic investor - Steve Melhuish, co-founder of Southeast Asia's largest proptech platform PropertyGuru - who has taken an equity stake in Eco-Business.

How much do Southeast Asians care about environmental and social issues?

How much do Southeast Asians care about environmental and social issues?

A new study finds deep concern for environmental and social issues in Southeast Asia, with youth, gender and affluence key factors influencing how strongly people feel. Filipinos seem to care the most, Singaporeans the least. Why?

The next big ESG issue? Employee well-being

The next big ESG issue? Employee well-being

Green finance experts debated how to integrate ESG into mainstream business at Ecosperity Week with worker wellbeing pegged as the issue to watch. But the complexity and paucity of ESG data remains an obstacle for corporate sustainability.

Sustainability-linked bonds, the next frontier in galvanising green finance

Sustainability-linked bonds, the next frontier in galvanising green finance

Speaking at the inaugural Singapore Sustainable Investing & Financing Conference, IFC's Alfonso Garcia Mora said SLBs create "the right incentives" for both issuers and investors to comply with sustainable performance indicators.

Circular economy for plastic achievable but aggressive legislation is needed

Circular economy for plastic achievable but aggressive legislation is needed

Improving legal frameworks for waste management and recycling with stricter rules for businesses to follow is needed to tackle the world's plastic crisis, said experts at the Resource Transformation Dialogue 2021 held in Singapore.

Sun Cable appoints Kiran Raj as group chief financial officer

Sun Cable appoints Kiran Raj as group chief financial officer

Raj’s role involves securing funding for Sun Cable’s Australia-Asia PowerLink—the world’s largest solar farm and longest sub-sea cable connection—by 2023.

Asian companies trail in sustainable palm oil adoption

Asian companies trail in sustainable palm oil adoption

Asian companies are the least likely buyers of sustainable palm oil, but globally companies have also been too slow to raise the bar in an industry bedevilled by links to deforestation, fires and human rights abuses, a WWF reports finds.

Asia must pivot to clean energy to give global climate action a chance — distributed renewables is the best way

Asia must pivot to clean energy to give global climate action a chance — distributed renewables is the best way

Many project that the center of gravity of the world economy will keeping shifting towards Asia in the 21st century. Such an economic shift will have significant implications for people, countries and businesses around the world. This is...

Shipping industry willing to pay for premium on ‘green fuels’—Maersk chief

Shipping industry willing to pay for premium on ‘green fuels’—Maersk chief

Maersk head Søren Skou says more than half of its 200 largest clients are backing technology to reduce pollution, but philanthropist Bill Gates believes the cost of new approaches will have to reduce "dramatically" for mass adoption.

The corporate world is racing to meet climate targets — but struggling with how

The corporate world is racing to meet climate targets — but struggling with how

Fuzzy metrics for measuring impact, confusing jargon, a glut of reporting frameworks and a lack of confidence in carbon markets is making life difficult for firms aiming to decarbonise, business leaders said at the Ecosperity conference.

Singapore-based fund manager to pump US$1 million into electric mobility scheme in Indonesia

Singapore-based fund manager to pump US$1 million into electric mobility scheme in Indonesia

Clime Capital, which manages the Southeast Asia Clean Energy Facility, will be funding electric mobility start-up Oyika, in a move to back Southeast Asia’s shift towards sustainable transport.

Is Asia's fossil gas push a bridge to nowhere?

Is Asia's fossil gas push a bridge to nowhere?

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.

Equilibrium Capital hires greenhouse expert Godfrey Dol for new Singapore office

Equilibrium Capital hires greenhouse expert Godfrey Dol for new Singapore office

An expert in running greenhouses, Dol joins the sustainable investment firm after stints in Kazakhstan and Mexico.

The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

The clock is ticking — time for tougher measures to green the finance system?

Stronger measures are now needed to transform the finance system and rein in corporate carbon emissions, experts said at the Unlocking capital for sustainability event in Singapore.

Siemens Energy senior vice president: gas is a 'stepping stone' before adoption of renewables in ASEAN

Siemens Energy senior vice president: gas is a 'stepping stone' before adoption of renewables in ASEAN

Brian Byrne, senior vice president of Siemens Energy in Asia-Pacific speaks to Eco-Business about the importance of improving energy efficiency, the challenges of satisfying racing demand for power in Asia and the promise of green hydrogen.

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