A surge in carbon emissions and failure to comply with hazardous waste policies are hindering Asia's progress towards the sustainable development goals, says a UN report. The degradation of its environmental resources is 'alarming', says lead author.
He spent a big part of his career developing calorie-laden snacks. Now, entrepreneur Christoph Langwallner is reinventing instant noodles in his quest to promote sustainable agriculture and provide more nutritious comfort food.
Robin Hicks –
Does the ego of sustainability practitioners matter, as long as they are achieving impact? Or does the pursuit of recognition undermine the good work being done in the world’s most important region for sustainable business?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 ...