Localised supply chains, which generated US$40 million in revenue for farmers during the pandemic, will continue even as Covid-19 restrictions ease. But the industry badly needs more research, technology and infrastructure, experts say.
The debate on plastic pollution and single-use packaging rages on but more than finding alternatives to plastic, it is vital to address the lack of disposal facilities and stop plastic from leaking into the oceans.
A big believer that technology and innovation can drive sustainability, Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based supply chain and logistics conglomerate Fung Group has a dream: To see garment workers in factories rising in their careers through e-learning.
The mobile app from Sembcorp, called Ezi, aims to make recycling more convenient for residents in Singapore, where only 4 per cent of plastic waste is recycled. Users are paid for the materials they collect—but get nothing for plastic.
Kasturi GVL –
Despite rising education levels, women account only for 25 per cent of India's work force. The lack of safe, affordable and efficient transportation options could be one reason why, writes Ola Cabs' Kasturi GVL.
Ken Kawai –
With increasing urbanisation, Asia faces enormous challenges to ensure environmental sustainability and the liveability of its cities while maintaining economic growth. But the solutions are already within our reach, says Ken Kawai of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Paul Gilbert –
A new strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization is steering the shipping industry towards halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. University of Manchester's Paul Gilbert outlines five ways the industry can prepare for this low-carbon future.
Shipping produces 2 per cent of global emissions but has no industry-wide commitment to reducing this. How can the sector stay afloat in an increasingly decarbonised world? Carbon War Room's Maurice Meehan discusses.
The appetite of Chinese consumers for online shopping is only growing, as is the mountain of packaging waste as a result. Here's how the Chinese government and the private sector can take action, writes CSR Asia's Gloria Luo.
The agricultural and landscape sector is responsible for 25 per cent of human-caused emissions, but is sometimes overlooked in decarbonisation efforts. WRI researchers highlight how we can protect forests and accelerate decarbonisation.