These family-owned Indonesian firms, one of them Singapore-listed, supply the likes of Unilever, Danone, Kellogg’s, Mondelēz, and Nestlé. Thanks to Covid-19 movement restrictions, concessionary deforestation in Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea fell by 58 per cent last year.
Co-organized by China Daily, University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai International Studies University and Asia News Network, researchers and journalists discussed the way forward on climate action for the Asian region.
How can you police deforestation or run an earth-friendly holiday resort while working from home? Eco-Business asked sustainability folk working in palm oil, consumer goods, consulting, environmental activism and journalism how they continue to do their jobs in unprecedented times.
and Junice Yeo –
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.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.