Vickie Tan of Ayala Corporation has integrated sustainability across businesses within the Philippines' largest conglomerate, earning her a place in the Eco-Business A-List of the region’s most influential corporate sustainability executives. In this interview, she tells us why she chooses to stay positive despite all the climate doom and gloom.
Linda Krueger –
In less than one year, delegates from around the world will gather in Kunming, China, to complete a new global agreement for protecting and conserving the world's natural systems. To succeed, they must bring together not just environmentalists, but also officials with the clout to effect change across entire economies.
Jillian Du and Maria Hart –
Investments in sustainable infrastructure and initiatives in a city can exacerbate inequality by further marginalising local communities. How can cities design for sustainability while putting people at the centre of their plans to green?
Asia’s poorly regulated urban growth impacts the economy and the environment, putting pressure on public spaces, transportation, garbage disposal, and air pollution. Self-contained, self-sufficient urban communities can solve the chaos.
What does Brazil's new president mean for the Amazon? Paulo Artaxo from the University of Sao Paulo's examines the damage right-wing Jair Bolsonaro could do to one of the world's most important ecosystems, and what that would mean for the rest of us.
Elga Reyes –
Not far from its rival Apple, the Korean electronics heavyweight is poised to expand its market reach and sustainability credentials with green spaces that foster employee interaction and innovation.