Hong Kong News

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In a year when misinformation ran amok, “bad” news was vilified, and climate wins were few and far between, here are the stories that Eco-Business readers found most interesting.
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The Filipino investment executive and social entrepreneur is set to take the reins of the venture capital firm's ESG segment, with his eye on the Asean digital economy.
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The trend of companies not reporting their sustainability progress for fear of getting called out for greenwashing could have serious consequences for corporate climate action, experts say.
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Thousands are trying to start afresh after fleeing China's crackdown on dissent, but criminal record checks are proving a barrier.
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Hong Kong Opinion

Workplace inclusion involves making staff feel psychologically safe to voice their opinions.
The Great Recruitment is possible, if company bosses can build an inclusive culture. Pat Dwyer explains how.
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What does workplace inclusion mean to companies in Asia? Genuine inclusion means more than single issues like gender, race or age — it means acknowledging differences in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, writes Pat Dwyer.
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Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
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New guidelines from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority suggest that climate risk assessment will be a wide-ranging exercise.
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Hong Kong Videos

Simon Lord and Pamela Mar on Sustainability One on One
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.
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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.
HK Ivory Trade soon to stop
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.
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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.
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Hong Kong Podcasts

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Has Covid-19 really improved air quality? Eco-Business spoke to air pollution epidemiologist Dr Vivian Pun about the real air quality story behind the pandemic, and what the virus is telling us about tackling the world's most underrated environmental issue.
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Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
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