Although the region remains beset by human rights issues such as forced labour, human trafficking and land rights violations, companies are not recognising the problem in their own businesses and are failing to disclose them in their sustainability reports.
Coming a day ahead of the 49th session of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the upcoming Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto, Japan will focus on how to achieve a climate-smart lifestyle.
Dimitrinka Atanasova and Kjersti Fløttum –
On a mission to convey the environmental crises unfolding around the world, British news outlet The Guardian has altered its style guide, spurring other media organisations to consider switching to terms such as climate emergency or breakdown. How else can the media effectively tell the story of climate change?
Ryan Weber –
How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change? Research shows that reporting the link between climate change and hazardous weather may actually increase the scepticism of sceptics, even in the face of blatant contrary evidence.
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.
Environmental controversies often involve influential business and economic interests, political battles, criminal activities, anti-government insurgents or corruption, which can be dangerous for journalists reporting on them.
Della Syahni, Mongabay.com –
Ahead of Indonesia’s presidential election on April 17, an online movie was recently published showing the links between Indonesian coal and energy companies and the country’s political elites.
Zafirah Zein –
Narrated by renowned environmentalist David Attenborough, Netflix's latest documentary series is a stunning insight into the world of animals and an urgent plea to protect their fast disappearing habitats.
Ashley Tan –
After two months of searching for sustainability solutions and a showdown between six finalists, the finale of The Liveability Challenge 2018 culminated in a proposal for biodegradable straws winning nearly a million dollars.
An independent media organisation in a tough industry, Eco-Business has striven to be Asia Pacific’s go-to source for all things sustainable business. To mark our seventh birthday, we've put together a video about our work and how we define purposeful journalism.