Dutch banks are unable to show clearly the supply chain their money is helping to fund. Alarmingly, some investment funds are labelled as 'sustainable' despite having been found to have shares in companies that destroy forests.
From China’s ban on foreign waste imports to Vanuatu’s plan to take fossil fuel firms to court, this year saw countries toughen their national and foreign policies to tackle the world's biggest social and environmental problems.
Much of the growth in Asian green bond issuance is in China, with Southeast Asian countries gaining momentum. What can the finance industry do to boost green investments in developing nations in Southeast Asia?
Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos –
Digitalisation has immense potential to advance finance in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, write the co-chairs of a new United Nations task force on digital financing.
and Sunisha Neupane –
Are the SDGs and current development models are based on the assumption that those with power and access to resources know better how to improve the lives of people in developing countries?
Despite rising education levels, women account only for 25 per cent of India's work force. The lack of safe, affordable and efficient transportation options could be one reason why, writes Ola Cabs' Kasturi GVL.
The alignment between sustainable finance and responsible business could become an unprecedented, transformative force for decarbonisation, but the time to move is now, writes the founding director of the UN Global Compact, Georg Kell.
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in ...
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 ...
As Asia pursues industrial growth, the world's fastest growing region is struggling to balance development with sustainable resource use, and ensuring that prosperity is fairly shared. This report examines the ...