Indonesia's largest palm oil exporter has just launched a new sustainability policy. Musim Mas's director of sustainable supply chains Olivier Tichit tells Eco-Business about the challenges of bringing the policy to life, and what needs to be done to weed deforestation out of the industry.
Matthias Diemer –
Although 2020 will not mark the end of deforestation for palm oil, not all hope is lost. Most supply chain actors are undertaking genuine efforts, but until those bear fruit, green groups need to maintain their watchdog function.
Durwood Zaelke and Mario Molina –
Globally, people are already losing their homes and livelihoods to deadly fires, floods, storms, and other disasters. With scientists now expecting the Arctic Ocean to be almost ice-free in late summer, far worse could be yet to come.
Steven Okun –
Gone are the days of shareholder primacy when all that mattered were financial returns. In this new era of corporate sustainability, no issue unites stakeholders as urgently as climate change does.
Covid-19 has highlighted food insecurity in imports-dependent Singapore. Ng Huiying, Woon Tien Wei and Tan Hang Chong argue that food security is a matter of national security, and it is time to reimagine Singapore's potential for growing food.
Robin Hicks –
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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 …
A new ground-breaking study launched by Eco-Business puts a spotlight on Southeast Asia's transition to the low carbon economy and identifies the top challenges for the region as insufficient regulation …