A new report predicts that Asian alternative protein start-ups will overtake US and European brands, but most investors are playing a wait-and-see game. Will Covid-19 and other public health issues spur greater government support for the nascent industry?
As Singapore places its bets on electric vehicles and joins the global shift towards cleaner transport, charging infrastructure will be crucial. Automakers, companies and research institutions will also have to adjust.
Justin Robertson and Danny Marks –
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.
and Chaoni Huang –
Following in the footsteps of the European and US markets, green finance across Asia has taken off in the last five years. How has sustainable finance evolved across the region?
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.