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Coconut has been left in the shadow of palm oil in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, but there are signs of a revival.
Emily Rose, senior sustainability manager, indirect procurement, Chanel
Rose joins Chanel from Budweiser as the luxury fashion brand pursues an ambitious target to use only renewable energy by 2025.
Many welcome the EU’s new regulation for deforestation-free commodities, but concerns over the impact on small-scale farmers abound.
As inflation hits developed economies across the world, what is the experience in emerging economies such as Indonesia?
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Last year’s farmer protests in New Zealand, for example, showed how abruptly climate policies can be disrupted when workers and communities feel left out. Policymakers and corporate leaders need to get in front of the issue now.
"Sustainability is in our DNA"
If sustainability really was at the heart of everything businesses did, the planet probably would not be 1.2°C warmer than it should be. It's time for corporates to stop using the same meaningless catchphrase – or risk alienating consumers
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Asia is well-positioned to play a leading role in advancing the global plastic treaty. Indonesia and India provide good examples of how proactive national action plans can help unlock finance and encourage innovation in the private sector.
The spike in plastics waste during the pandemic is worsening marine pollution.
Mounting marine pollution is choking the world’s oceans and rivers, especially in Southeast Asia — and it’ll only get worse unless something changes.

Carbon & Climate

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Action against greenwashing in Asia
Japan-based academic Kim Schumacher, who coined the term "competence greenwashing", believes that the pursuit of societal harmony might be standing in the way of Asia calling out greenwashing. He tells the Eco-Business Podcast how exaggerated ESG claims are likely to be tackled in 2023 and beyond.
Greenwashing has become a growing problem
Greenwashing has become a big problem for consumers, investors and regulators as brands spend millions on marketing their sustainability credentials. Eco-Business asked expert communicators Janissa Ng and James Lorenz why greenwashing is so dangerous, and what can be done to stop spin in sustainability communications.
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