Janice Lao, who steered the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Group's shift away from single-use plastics last year, talks about being a sustainability leader, supporting her daughter's burgeoning awareness of climate change, and her unsustainable guilty pleasure.
Esther An spearheaded multiple initiatives to help foster responsible business and partnerships last year. Her efforts secured her a place in Eco-Business A-List of the region’s most influential sustainability executives. In this interview, she reflects on her career and the challenges she faced in 2019.
Simon Bennett was one of Asia Pacific’s biggest agitators for low-carbon shipping in 2019, hence his selection for the Eco-Business A-List of the region’s most influential corporate sustainability executives. In this interview, Bennett talks about why his job is so easy, radical decarbonisation, role models, and a penchant for Scottish whisky.
Richard Hardyment –
The Asian miracle has seen living standards rise – but citizens aren’t getting any happier. Companies can help by measuring and improving how people feel about life, writes Richard Hardyment.
Hong Kong must have a hard look at its continued dependence on the mainland for its water supply and what it costs. Singaporean water policy researcher Shanisse Goh offers lessons for the city to be self-reliant when it comes to water.
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
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.
Medilyn Manibo –
Weber Shandwick’s new study examined eight cities in Asia Pacific and how the 'soft power' attributes of cities exert influence and attract people, with Singapore topping the list for its innovative approach to sustainability and the environment.