The region's biggest corporates had been getting better at sustainability reporting—until Covid-19 hit. A study by CSRone finds that big listed firms in most of the region regressed in terms of reporting performance in 2020. Only in three countries did companies improve.
For the first time in 32 years, China has imposed hefty fines on the trading and consumption of many species, including many birds and even wolves. This decision appears to be in part a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Co-organized by China Daily, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai International Studies University and Asia News Network, researchers and journalists discussed the way forward on climate action for the Asian region.
Maxine Nelson –
Asian regulators are broadening the scope of focus beyond climate risk. How prepared are Singapore's financial institutions in response to the latest MAS consultation on environment risk management guidelines?
Four in five of the world’s workforce is on lockdown due to Covid-19, with no end in sight. The post-pandemic world order needs one familiar function to tie social sustainability together – human resources.
Environmentalists need to be more conversant in business models and principles, while problem-solving engineers could benefit from engaging with natural and social scientists. The best solutions will emerge when students and researchers from different disciplines work together.
Robin Hicks –
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.
Shreya Dasgupta, Mongabay.com –
Hong Kong government’s three-step plan to ban ivory trade by 2021 received the go-ahead from the Chief Executive in Council, and the legislature amendments will be tabled before the Legislative Council in the first half of 2017.
Medilyn Manibo –
Non-profit groups WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation have released a video containing undercover footage, exposing ivory laundering in Hong Kong and the loopholes in its regulations on smuggled tusks.