As renewables success stories keep emerging from Southeast Asia, countries in the world's most climate-vulnerable region have little excuse for not having a working clean energy market design in place. There are plenty of neighbours to learn from.
Private sector investment is needed if Southeast Asia is to address the sustainable infrastructure investment gap that has widened with the Covid-19 pandemic. But investors want to see a stable regulatory climate and more certainty of profits before seizing Asean’s green infrastructure opportunity, say experts.
He warned that glossy sustainability reports can mask misleading trade-offs such as 'clean coal', and said businesses have underestimated the scale of change needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
A database of global capital flows into forest-risk companies in Southeast Asia, Brazil, and West and Central Africa has been published by a joint project of six research and environmental advocacy groups.
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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.
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.
On November 1st 2017, The Economist held its first Sustainability Summit Asia at the Sunway ResortHotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur.Discussing sustainability in the Asian context is becoming increasingly urgent …