Less than a year ago, Wilmar made an industry-first promise to cut deforestation out of its entire supply chain. In this interview with Eco-Business, the Singapore-listed company's chief sustainability officer Jeremy Goon talks about the challenges of implementing the most challenging sustainability pledge in its history.
A new study reveals the paper giant’s trail of disputes across Indonesia. But even as the controversial firm claims to address the social harm caused, it keeps experts in the dark about whether community rights are genuinely respected.
Inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, young activists in the region are skipping school and defying authority to join Friday's global climate strike. Eco-Business finds out what lengths Asian youths are willing to go through to stand up for the environment.
Ginny Ng –
As satellite technology becomes more sophisticated, palm oil industry players have increasingly been using it to identify deforestation non-compliance. But high resolution images should not be the only basis for effectively gathering data from satellites, argues Wilmar International's Ginny Ng.
Scott Wayne and Cynthia Castillejos-PetalcorinDonghyun Park –
As global tourism booms, is it becoming a victim of its own success? Not if it takes these five steps along a sustainable development path, write ADB experts Donghyun Park and Cynthia Castillejos-Petalcorin and SW Associates' Scott Wayne.
Malaysia is well-positioned to transition to a renewable energy economy, with new leaders that are building on the success of existing small-scale energy systems emerging at the grassroots, writes Global Greens ambassador Christine Milne.
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.
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.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia's environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country's green industry.
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 ...