The vast majority of banks in Asean are indifferent to climate change and other environmental and social threats in their lending operations, despite the associated risks staring them in the face, a new WWF report has found.
Time is running out to decarbonise the world’s economies. Can the business world respond in time? Eco-Business asks the two leaders of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker and Olam boss Sunny Verghese, if sustainable capitalism can avert planetary disaster.
A study by Bloomberg has found that Malaysian asset managers are more bullish about the value of responsible investing than their counterparts in Singapore, and have a more mature understanding of its worth. How so?
Ingrid van Wees –
As the world’s oceans remain under threat, Asian Development Bank's Ingrid van Wees discusses what wide ranging projects and innovative financing are needed to clean up the seas before it is too late.
Erin Jan Sinogba and Daniele Ponzi –
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here's how policymakers can help scale up Asia's sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank's Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
and Justin Yifu Lin –
If the world is to avert climate calamity, multilateral finance institutions must begin looking to large institutional investors as their partners and clients, write Håvard Hallang and Justin Yifu Lin.
High-profile activist-led campaigns against fossil fuels and plastics are a sign of the times, indicating the increasing ability of NGOs to force policy change globally, including in Asia. Sigwatch's Robert Blood explains where NGOs get their power and what it means for investors.