In Asia, there are plentiful opportunities for green investing in infrastructure, food, waste, and energy. But challenges abound, including the gap between financiers and business owners, and a market that rarely rewards a focus on sustainability.
Is environmentalism in Singapore really happening, or are people simply buying an eco consciousness? Eco-Business asked attendees at EarthFest how genuine they feel Singapore's green movement is in the convenience-minded city-state.
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Left to themselves, financial markets can create outcomes that are lean and mean, but not always green or inclusive. Charting a course for sustainable finance takes courage and vision, writes the United Nations' Steven Stone.
Robin Hicks –
Singapore has just declared 2019 the Year of Zero Waste. But with a waste strategy built around incineration, this is an impossible dream. The city should be building recycling plants instead.
John Bryson –
Orchard Road is going smoke-free after a newly enforced ban herds smokers into 40 designated spots around the district. As far as battling air pollution goes, is a no-smoking zone along Singapore's most popular shopping street enough?
Growing awareness around the carbon footprint of the built environment is creating a demand for greener, smarter buildings. Is your organisation keeping up with the green wave, or will it be left behind, asks Johnson Controls' Ken Lim.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...