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Xinyi Solar
China's post-pandemic green recovery measures drove up the country's renewables firms on the Corporate Knights index of the most sustainable 100 firms in the world. Singapore real estate company CDL is Asia's leading firm in the list.
Cracked earth; climate crisis
Sponsored The financial system has a crucial part to play in decarbonising the economy and innovative tools can help investors manage climate risk in their portfolios.
stuart wilson eastspring investments
Asia-based asset management firm says it wants to accelerate responsible investment efforts.
A giant panda in Ya'an, Sichuan province
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 could throw a spanner in the works of the COP15 talks, which have already been postponed three times due to the pandemic.

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#investment Opinion

siargao devastation typhoon rai
As the dust settles following Glasgow’s climate summit, the Philippines needs to take some immediate steps this year so it can hit ambitious decarbonisation goals.
Coal being transported in China
As some green taxonomies compromise on gas, China’s own exclusion of fossil fuel electricity projects sends the right market signal.
Midtown skyline looking east, New York City Manhattan
The ESG movement has largely focused on publicly-traded companies, but private firms, which hire more people and make more money, aren't getting the same attention. Consortiums can be formed to ensure that private organisations also advance their sustainability efforts.
Nepali traditional houses with solar panel roofs
Small businesses are integral to climate-change mitigation and adaptation, particularly in the developing world. But international policymakers and financial institutions routinely overlook their contribution, jeopardising us all.
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#investment Videos

System change not climate change
Pension funds are some of the world's largest investors—holding trillions in assets—billions of which are pumped into fossil fuel companies like Shell, BP, and Total.
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.
manila bay with boats
The Philippine government has begun the process of relocating more than 200,000 families living along waterways to restore Manila Bay, the main body of water in the capital.
toto in Varanasi
With a vision to end the drudgery of manual rickshaw pulling, social enterprise SMV Green is also helping restore clean air in one of India's most polluted cities through electric rickshaws.
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#investment Podcasts

women founders tech
What are the dangers of gender bias in technology design and what are the market opportunities for womentech—technologies that centre the needs of women?
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
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.
People using ATM machines in Singapore. Image: Robin Hicks/Eco-Business
Fossil fuels, tobacco, weapons—our banks could be spending our money on things we don't want them to. Eco-Business talks to finance expert Mayur Singh about why consumers in Asia should asking banks how they spend their money.
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