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WWF sustainable finance VP Lise Pretorius joins green pension startup

WWF sustainable finance VP Lise Pretorius joins green pension startup

Pretorius leaves Asia to join Matter, a Copenhagen-based fintech firm behind Denmark's first sustainable pension.

Covid-induced food insecurity has exposed under-investment in foodtech, says sustainability entrepreneur

Covid-induced food insecurity has exposed under-investment in foodtech, says sustainability entrepreneur

Past winner of sustainability innovation competition The Liveability Challenge says the pandemic has shown that too much money and brainpower has been invested in traditional technologies, and not enough in tech to safeguard food security.

Cow-free milk wins The Liveability Challenge 2020

Cow-free milk wins The Liveability Challenge 2020

A lab-grown alternative to cow's milk has won an annual search for solutions to make Southeast Asia's cities more resilient, sustainable places to live.

Sustainability reporting during Covid-19 times

Sustainability reporting during Covid-19 times

The pandemic has made timely disclosures more important, but the focus must continue to be on long term strategy. Singapore Exchange shares the most important social aspects that should be included in sustainability reporting.

Nutrition must remain a priority even amid a recession, experts urge

Nutrition must remain a priority even amid a recession, experts urge

Amid a pandemic and belt-tightening times, smart food choices can bolster immunity; the key is to have a diverse diet and use your calories wisely by selecting micronutrient-filled foods.

DBS launches transition financing framework to help 'less than dark-green' industries

DBS launches transition financing framework to help 'less than dark-green' industries

To bridge the gap between traditional and sustainable financing, DBS’s transition framework will facilitate the move of key industries towards a low-carbon economy. But transition financing risk fossil fuel lock-ins, experts say.

World Economic Forum hires Georgie Passalaris as impact measurement lead

World Economic Forum hires Georgie Passalaris as impact measurement lead

The former Diageo executive takes on a role to measure the impact of the World Economic Forum's sustainability programmes.

New laws in Singapore appear to give employers ‘almost unfettered power’ over migrant workers’ movements, say NGOs

New laws in Singapore appear to give employers ‘almost unfettered power’ over migrant workers’ movements, say NGOs

The rules, which took effect on 2 June, require most lower-income foreign workers to obtain their employers’ consent in order to leave their dormitories.

Leadership in sustainability: Where does Singapore stand?

Leadership in sustainability: Where does Singapore stand?

Covid-19 has disrupted the global economy and upended life as we know it. In these unprecedented times, competent leadership has never been more critical, and this requires a deep understanding of sustainability issues.

Coronavirus weakens defences against Indonesian forest fires as severe haze risk deemed 'moderate'

Coronavirus weakens defences against Indonesian forest fires as severe haze risk deemed 'moderate'

Indonesia's focus on fighting the Covid-19 virus could hurt fire prevention, monitoring and law enforcement efforts.

5 trends this decade that will shape Singapore’s switch to electric mobility

5 trends this decade that will shape Singapore’s switch to electric mobility

From systems able to replenish depleted batteries at lightning speed to smart chargers that ‘talk’ to one another, exciting developments lie ahead on Singapore's road to sustainable mobility.

Reuseable containers don't increase risk of virus transmission, say scientists

Reuseable containers don't increase risk of virus transmission, say scientists

Reuseable containers such as carrier bags and lunchboxes do not pose a risk of viral contagion if basic hygiene rules are followed, according to a study that aims to counter a surge in single-use plastic use amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Masayo Hada leaves Ricoh after 14 years for Mondelez sustainability role

Masayo Hada leaves Ricoh after 14 years for Mondelez sustainability role

The Japanese executive has taken on a senior regional sustainability position for the snacks giant based in Singapore.

How to build back better: 8 ways sustainable businesses can survive in the post-Covid era

How to build back better: 8 ways sustainable businesses can survive in the post-Covid era

The Covid-19 pandemic has infected the global economy. Here's how sustainability can help businesses weather the storm ahead.

How I got here... Kay Vasey, founder, MeshMinds

How I got here... Kay Vasey, founder, MeshMinds

A lawyer by training, Vasey's non-profit invests in artists who use creative technology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

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