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Personnel changes at RSPO as Dan Strechay moves to Mars

Personnel changes at RSPO as Dan Strechay moves to Mars

The palm oil certifier, which is soon to unveil a new five-year strategy, is going through a period of transition.

Got climate anxiety? Ditching planet-heating lifestyle habits may offer relief

Got climate anxiety? Ditching planet-heating lifestyle habits may offer relief

Thinking about your carbon footprint can be mind-boggling. Even if you wanted to do something about it, where do you start? With this mobile app, all the information you need is at your fingertips.

Singaporeans love food, but are they valuing food enough?

Singaporeans love food, but are they valuing food enough?

[VIDEO] Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?

In Covid-19's shadow, migrants find solace in Ramadan prayers and online iftars

In Covid-19's shadow, migrants find solace in Ramadan prayers and online iftars

Around the world, many mosques are getting creative during the holy month to help Muslim migrants forge community ties despite the pandemic's restrictions.

DBS Bank to end thermal coal financing by 2039

DBS Bank to end thermal coal financing by 2039

The pledge makes it the first Singapore bank to commit to a zero coal exposure target. Experts praised the announcement, but highlighted the climate legacy the lender’s coal funding will leave behind.

Company directors in Singapore urged to take climate change seriously or risk personal liability

Company directors in Singapore urged to take climate change seriously or risk personal liability

The risks that climate change poses to companies are now undeniable. Company directors are expected to factor these risks in their business activities and decisions, or may be personally responsible, a new legal opinion warns.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste appoints new head of communications

Alliance to End Plastic Waste appoints new head of communications

Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), a non-profit backed by industry to tackle plastic pollution in developing countries, has hired a new head of communications 18 months after launching.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group appoints Colin Chen as first Asia Pacific ESG finance head

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group appoints Colin Chen as first Asia Pacific ESG finance head

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has appointed long-time executive Colin Chen as the company's first head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) finance.

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific

BlackRock appoints sustainable investment heads for Asia Pacific

Investment management giant BlackRock has appointed two executives to run its sustainable investment arm for Asia Pacific.

As our appetite for digital technology grows, so does the challenge to keep it sustainable

As our appetite for digital technology grows, so does the challenge to keep it sustainable

Data centres are a growing source of carbon emissions. Access to renewable energy, conducive regulatory frameworks and cleaner technology can help to cushion the industry's hefty planetary impact.

ConsciousCupid: A new app for sustainable singles

ConsciousCupid: A new app for sustainable singles

Tired of being in relationships with people who don't live up to your sustainability credentials? ConsciousCupid matches earth-friendly singles with suitably woke partners.

Singapore calls for regional leaders' summit to discuss Myanmar crisis

Singapore calls for regional leaders' summit to discuss Myanmar crisis

Singapore joined Malaysia and Indonesia in calling for an urgent summit of Southeast Asian leaders to discuss the post-coup crisis in Myanmar.

Asian companies claim they are going net-zero — but are their targets realistic, ambitious or greenwash?

Asian companies claim they are going net-zero — but are their targets realistic, ambitious or greenwash?

A growing chorus of Asians firms are announcing net-zero targets. While it's good publicity, some have yet to disclose how they plan to cut the carb—possibly because they don't know, or don't intend to. How can they be held to account?

The problem of plastic waste – and what it really means to make the polluter pay

The problem of plastic waste – and what it really means to make the polluter pay

Negative coverage of plastic recycling has been growing. There is a big difference between what plastic is recyclable and what is actually recycled. Critics say we should switch to alternatives and make polluters pay – is this the answer?

Southeast Asia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

Southeast Asia's first lithium battery recycling plant opens in Singapore

The new facility opens ahead of the introduction of a producer responsibility scheme for e-waste in Singapore. The plant's operator, Tes-Amm, may look to open other facilities in Southeast Asia, the world's dumping ground for e-waste.

Protecting the ocean would solve climate, food and biodiversity crises. Can countries get fisheries on board?

Protecting the ocean would solve climate, food and biodiversity crises. Can countries get fisheries on board?

Marine protection offers a combined solution to several of humanity’s most pressing challenges as global heating intensifies and fisheries struggle. But how can governments convince communities that conservation gains are worth waiting for?

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