A South Korean public institution has announced it will back a controversial new coal project in Indonesia. The move is at odds with election promises made earlier this year, say experts. In Jakarta, activists took to the streets to protest the decision.
Green groups have long criticised the Jawa 9 & 10 coal power project over its devastating impacts on public health and the environment. Now, a study has revealed the project would also be unprofitable for its investors.
Sanghun Lee –
In April, South Korea was lauded as “the first East Asian country to pledge net zero emissions by 2050” – but it didn’t. The concept and content of the “Green New Deal” is still being debated.
After every global emergency, those who extend support to the world's poorest and most vulnerable usually snap back to "business as usual," all but ensuring that the next crisis will be as severe as the last. This time must be different.
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.
Medilyn Manibo –
Weber Shandwick’s new study examined eight cities in Asia Pacific and how the 'soft power' attributes of cities exert influence and attract people, with Singapore topping the list for its innovative approach to sustainability and the environment.
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 capital, intellectual capital, and governance. All …
The results of the 6th annual Korean ESG review show that management awareness for sustainability management has been further increasing, accelerated strongly since the financial crises of 2008/2009. However, certain …