In Asia, there are plentiful opportunities for green investing in infrastructure, food, waste, and energy. But challenges abound, including the gap between financiers and business owners, and a market that rarely rewards a focus on sustainability.
As part of the World Wide Fund for Nature's No Plastics in Nature campaign, the organisation has rolled out a new initiative that aims to eliminate single-use plastic across various industries. A few of the biggest names in food, retail and hospitality have come on board.
With about a decade to dramatically cut emissions, can Asia mobilise the capital needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change? The Unlocking Capital for Sustainability event in Singapore shone a light on the path to decarbonisation.
Zafirah Zein –
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt –
Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings' energy use and help generate clean energy.
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
Left to themselves, financial markets can create outcomes that are lean and mean, but not always green or inclusive. Charting a course for sustainable finance takes courage and vision, writes the United Nations' Steven Stone.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
Robin Hicks –
Coca-Cola was among the corporations supporting the release, which has been criticised by conservation experts. The release of 1,000 hatchling olive ridley sea turtles on Kuta Beach marked the opening of the global Our Ocean Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia.
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...