#greenwashing News

Nickel facility Kolaka, Sulawesi, Indonesia
With Chinese companies having invested heavily in Indonesian nickel, greening the sector is vitally important.
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As the UN Environment Programme reaches its 50th anniversary, we review its successes and shortcomings and how to strengthen its role in an era of deepening environmental crises.
Activists protest outside of Hyundai manufacturing plant.
The car manufacturer announced plans to build a 184-megawatt gas plant to power its manufacturing facility in South Korea, just two weeks after pledging to use 100 per cent renewables.
Asia Pulp and Paper's Indah Kiat Perawang Mill in Riau province, Sumatra
Exclusive The paper giant is aiming to rein in its massive carbon footprint in line with the Indonesian government's own net-zero target. Environmentalists fret that the company's aim to triple production and its continued operation on carbon-rich peatlands contradict its decarbonisation goals.
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#greenwashing Opinion

Protest against greenwashing.
Bad marketing tactics can distort the effective expression of public concerns on environmental issues. Consumers and investors can drive change through their purchasing and spending power, but free, honest and accurate data is needed.
transportation of LNG via ship
LNG importers and ESG investors should beware of evolving cost and climate claims
A protester holds a placard outside the COP26 climate talks, Glasgow, Nov. 2021

Carbon & Climate

Net zero is not zero

Recent carbon-neutrality pledges may seem ambitious, but merely serve to promote a new set of false climate solutions under a different guise. Such pledges may persuade many people, but the climate isn’t buying it.
OCG saving the oceans
The plastic credit market needs to engender trust and credibility. Only then can it rise to its potential as an impactful tool to address plastic leakage.
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#greenwashing Videos

fossil fuel warning on greenwash ads
In the video, environmental law group ClientEarth compares the oil and gas giant's advertisements on its low-carbon investments to a burger chain claiming that they’re vegan because they’ve got salad on the menu.
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#greenwashing Podcasts

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.
EB Podcast with Elena Philipova, director of sustainable finance, Refinitiv
It is no longer business as usual when it comes to how we tackle climate change and rising global temperatures. Eco-Business speaks to Elena Philipova of Refinitiv about how data can ensure countries and businesses are delivering on pledges to decarbonise.
The Eco-Business Podcast
Eco-Business talks to Peter Kiernan, lead energy analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, to unpack a new landmark report from the International Energy Agency, which proposes an immediate ban on fossil fuels extraction to curb global warming.
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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