South Korea is financing the expansion of the Suralaya facility to be built by Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. Activists view it as an attempt to prop up the ailing firm and boost ties with Southeast Asia amid tensions with China.
The region's biggest corporates had been getting better at sustainability reporting—until Covid-19 hit. A study by CSRone finds that big listed firms in most of the region regressed in terms of reporting performance in 2020. Only in three countries did companies improve.
There has been rapid growth in climate lawsuits in the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan over the past two years, a report by US-based law firm White & Case has found. But Asia still lags the West for climate litigation. As a climate-vulnerable region, why hasn't there been more legal action?
Frank Rijsberman –
Poor people have many competing priorities, but the claim that 'hungry people don't care about the environment' should not be used to ignore the environment and climate action in international development cooperation.
Nadhilah Shani and Gabriella Ienanto –
Southeast Asia’s power sector is set to strike out in a new direction this year, driven by energy security needs and new opportunities for collaboration as some of the world’s biggest polluters step up climate action.
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 …