Following major food safety scandals in China, demand has increased for safe and organic produce from the countryside, linking rural farmers to urban consumers. How is e-commerce improving the lives of China's emerging rural entrepreneurs?
With booming air travel putting significantly more planes in the sky, aerospace firms and governments have sought ways to replace raw materials with renewable and recycled ones in producing their parts. Here’s a look at how the aircraft manufacturing industry has moved towards a circular economy.
Alison Greenwood-Nguyen and Robin J.Roth –
Plastic pollution in developing Asia is often in the spotlight, but the conversation largely ignores the role of Western countries in the plastic waste trade.
and Gretchen Ellison and Kelly Levin –
To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to not just reduce emissions, but actually remove some carbon dioxide from the sky, say WRI experts.
and Helen Mountford, Molly McGregor –
The writing is on the wall: existing resource-intensive, unsustainable businesses will be left behind in the near future. WRI experts offer 4 tips for low-carbon growth.
The lapses in corporate responsibility and government regulation that had a hand in India's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal are still evident in the way companies operate today. This must be urgently addressed.
Kristie Thong –
Amid concerns that the rise of industrial robots may soon render humans obsolete, Swiss automation giant ABB’s latest innovation may help shine a new light on what the future will look like when humans and robots can work together as partners.
Medilyn Manibo –
More than 3 million have watched Sofia Ashraf’s 'Kodaikanal Won't' - based on American singer Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' - which calls for Unilever to clean up a mercury-contaminated factory in India.