#ESG News

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The Indonesian government plans to audit all palm oil companies operating in the country, in a bid to tackle an ongoing shortage and high prices of cooking oil.
Vivien Teu, head of asset management and ESG, Dentons Hong Kong,
The raiding of a European multinational bank over greenwashing allegations could be a 'sign of things to come' for Asian bankers, who could be tripped up by a lack of ESG knowhow, experts say.
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Financial help for irreversible climate damage was a key sticking point at the latest UN climate talks, with anger from developing nations growing.
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Following 2021’s electricity shortages, plans show a tension between ensuring supplies and guiding reform during crucial few years for the energy transition.
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#ESG Opinion

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Amid the increased prominence of sustainability in policymaking and legislation, there is a huge opportunity for chief finance officers, or CFOs, to take the lead in corporate accountability.
Women and climate action
The "shadow pandemic" of sexual and gender-based violence during the Covid-19 crisis shows that it will be up to women themselves to topple the structural hurdles that have left them vulnerable. Fortunately, the past two years have shown that this is possible, with many examples revealing how all of society benefits.
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Despite widespread recognition that women are underrepresented in climate and conservation fora, the problem persists. Given that women face the greatest risks from environmental crises and have been shown to deliver better environmental policy results, this status quo is both unjust and shortsighted.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine is intensifying the economic, social, and geopolitical pressures countries face, casting a shadow on efforts to address the shared challenge of climate change.
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#ESG Videos

Women in STEM
Women play a key role in developing innovations to push for sustainability, but barriers remain to their entry into STEM careers. To celebrate International Day of Women & Girls in Science, EB Impact speaks to three women in science on making an impact and pursuing careers in STEM.
Harvesting the fruit of oil palms, as this man is doing in a plantation in Indonesia, is tiring and sometimes dangerous work
EB Studio Palm oil frequently makes headlines, but the faceless workers harvesting the fruit of the oil palm less so. What are the challenges of the job and how can their rights be safeguarded?
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The new GRI Standards by the Global Reporting Initiative moves from merely recommending what to report to identifying exactly what businesses and investors are required to publicly disclose on their impacts.
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#ESG Podcasts

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The Philippines has ended new coal development as it pursues a low-carbon future. Don Paulino of non-profit Philippine Energy Independence Council and boss of Shell's exploration arm, argues why natural gas should remain in the energy mix.
Blackrock podcast
Exclusive The world's largest asset manager says it has put sustainability at the core of its investment approach. Eco-Business speaks to Shinbo Won, BlackRock's investment stewardship director in Singapore about what this means for investors, and how companies are responding to increased ESG pressure.
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Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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