Businesses ignore climate change at their own peril, as it will affect their supply chains and profit margins, among other things. Taking the effort to mitigate climate change and prepare for potential risks will pay off in the long run, said experts at the 2015 International CSR Summit.
[Magazine Exclusive] Across Asia, more businesses are discarding the decades-old “take, make, waste” model in favour of the circular economy, where waste doesn’t exist and products are kept in the market in one virtuous loop. Eco-Business looks at how this is spurring a new industrial revolution.
The Global Change Institute, designed by international firm Hassell, lives by its mission to innovate solutions for worldwide sustainability issues through its own green building equipped with advanced eco-friendly technologies
Researchers in Beijing use biomimicry to develop an array of tiny copper spikes that capture micron-sized oil droplets in water, potentially aiding environment protection agencies and petroleum companies in oil spill clean-up operations
John Batten III –
Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather.
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Solar panels work best on sunny cloudless days and anything short of that decreases their efficiency. A new study finds how proteins involved in photosynthesis might be the solution to this problem.
Sylvain Richer de Forges –
The business opportunities found in biomimicry - the application of characteristics found in species to human innovation - makes a strong case for biodiversity conservation, says Siloso Beach Resort sustainability director Sylvain Richer de Forges.