A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometres of rainforest—an area the size of the city of Los Angeles—since the end of 2015.
Facing public protests and concern from neighbouring Singapore, the government halted the Chinese-backed massive land reclamation project which was initially allowed to begin construction without a detailed environmental impact assessment.
A land area the size of India will be needed for additional food production, but with supply chains ramping up to meet demand, the region will produce greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of the lifetime emissions of 95 million cars.
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.
The reasons for forest fires are numerous and complex. With hotter and drier temperatures becoming the new normal in parts of the world, the solution is to work with companies, not against them, writes Sinar Mas’ Bernard Tan.
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.
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.
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 ...