From heart disease to raised levels of bad cholesterol, a new study finds that haze is not the only public health impact of palm oil, and that the industry's strategies to hide these resembles that of tobacco and alcohol industries.
Mishandled baby sea turtles, a university's plastic straw ban, and tips on how to save a world-famous beach—these were some of the most popular stories from Eco-Business this year. Why did they make such an impact with our readers?
Zafirah Zein –
Decades after the end of colonialism, Western domination in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection threaten to undermine our efforts towards a more equal, sustainable future.
Henry Chan –
Malaysia's 2019 budget included promises to protect the tropical Southeast Asian country's rich natural heritage. But more needs to be done to address declining biodiversity—it's a matter of national security, writes WWF Malaysia's conservation director Dr Henry Chan.
Antonio Savoia and Niaz Asadullah –
Despite progress over the last few years, eliminating poverty remains a distant goal for many countries. Improving state capacity is key to tackling the world's first Sustainable Development Goal, write experts.
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 ...