Janice Lao, who steered the Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels Group's shift away from single-use plastics last year, talks about being a sustainability leader, supporting her daughter's burgeoning awareness of climate change, and her unsustainable guilty pleasure.
The current food system, with its reliance on a handful of crops, is inadequate and unsustainable in the face of climate change and population growth. 'Future-fit' crops are key to solving malnutrition and feeding a larger population.
From banks to builders, more companies are going carbon neutral. Carbon offsetting is not without controversy, but in cases where sustainability can only be approached and not achieved, it may be the appropriate way to balance out emissions.
Dr Simon Lord helped Sime Darby Plantation, Malaysia’s largest palm oil producer, to set an industry benchmark in supply chain transparency in 2019. He tells Eco-Business why NGOs are necessary, and what he would have done differently if he could turn back time.
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While Japanese and Singapore banks have begun to recognise climate risks as bad for business, policies adopted are far too lenient to meet the targets set by the science, argues Shin Furuno.
Anna Lehmann and Brianna Welsh –
Renewable energy is not readily available to buy off the grid in many countries. Some companies rely on a tool called Environment Attribute Certificates to satisfy their clean energy targets. Blockchain could offer a digital solution to an analogue problem.
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.
Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
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Eco-Business releases the trailer for a documentary that traces the relationship between ecosystems in the North Pole and Asia, in the second edition of its flagship campaign on climate action, Changing Course.
Annika Mock –
Eminent speakers and thousands of attendees discussed strategies for a resource-efficient future at Ecosperity Week 2019. As they heard about the science of global warming, delegates were called upon to be part of the solution.
Measuring Sustainable Competitiveness: The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index (GSCI) is based on quantitative indicators grouped in 5 pillars that define the competitiveness of a nation: natural capital, resource intensity, social ...
The Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N) conducted a full-scale real-world laboratory test on Halio electrochromic glazing (EC) technology or known as smart-tinting glass at the BCA SkyLab ...
Together with Danfoss and the Danish Embassy, Eco-Business conducted a forum where some 180 participants discussed ways of making cities climate-smart. The forum included a panel discussion on Singapore’s approach ...
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 ...