Under pressure to reinvent fashion's ‘take-make-dispose’ business model, brands and retailers must get their supply chain partners involved. How can manufacturers accelerate the shift towards a circular economy?
An onslaught of Covid-19 disruptions to food supplies and new meat-free innovations haven’t managed to shift European appetites away from their home comforts. Meanwhile, Asia shows more growth potential for vegan meat.
A rent-and-return system for food and drink takeaways that aims to eliminate single-use plastic has faced an uncertain future as retailers closed and fear spread that reusables could spread Covid-19. But Muuse chief operating officer Jonathan Tostevin believes the tipping point for reuse schemes is only a few years away.
Eco-Business reveals the most impactful sustainability executives in Asia Pacific this year—people who have changed businesses and industries for the better, during a pandemic. Who are they and what have they achieved?
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.