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Exclusive EXCLUSIVE: This revision – which comes as banks face increasing scrutiny over their fossil fuel decarbonisation targets – will better reflect the UK lender's progress in reducing financed emissions, as the long-used revenue-based carbon intensity model “can be very misleading,” StanChart's chief sustainability officer Marisa Drew told Eco-Business.
Dentsu has appointed a head of sustainability for the Asia Pacific region for the first time
Irwin Raj moves from Big Four accounting firm EY and will be based in Singapore.
Korean cosmetics brand inscribed "Hello, I‘m Paper Bottle” on the side of a bottle that had a plastic lining.
EB Studio A company’s ESG data can go beyond mandatory tracking and disclosing purposes – it can guide them in their emissions reduction and transitioning strategies, and help them avoid any consequences that may result from greenwashing.
Big companies branding themselves as climate leaders often have patchy plans to fulfil their promises, according to new research.
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The first global sustainability reporting standards, to include new requirements for Scope 3 emission, is expected to be published in June 2023. Energy companies would be wise to have robust decarbonisation plans, as opportunities for greenwashing will be limited once full emissions are reported.
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As Indonesia hosts the G20 Summit in Bali, Arsjad Rasjid argues that Southeast Asia's most populous country can be a 'beacon of hope to the world' by showing that there is no contradiction between development and transitioning to clean energy.
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As governments embrace strict targets for electric vehicles, the world's largest carmaker is struggling to keep up. But it's not too late for Toyota to reverse course.
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With the growing urgency for climate solutions, blockchain technology could be a powerful tool to revolutionise green finance, especially as transparency and traceable information are critical in measuring and monitoring climate impact.

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EB Studio About four out of every five people impacted by sea-level rise by 2050 will live in East or Southeast Asia, creating an urgent need climate-smart solutions for cities. This year’s Innovate4Climate summit will look at the climate-smart solutions the region needs.
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The IPCC's climate warning is an opportunity for the business world to show leadership, said UNDP's Achim Steiner in the opening speech at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore.
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China has provided huge funding supposedly to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate impacts, but it is also financing coal projects included in the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). What do recipient countries make of this?
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It has been said that the fight against climate change will be won in cities. In this video by C40, mayors of the world’s mega cities share what they are doing to address the most pressing climate threats.
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A recent study found that 9 in 10 accountants want companies to be more sustainable after the pandemic. Eco-Business asked Association of Chartered Certified Accountants sustainability head Jimmy Greer about reinventing capitalism and making the numbers of net zero commitments add up.
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EB Studio The once abundant peat forests of Indonesia's Kampar peninsula have been deforested to half its size over the last two decades. Is there hope in saving the country's largest remaining forest reserve? 
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