Bank chief sustainability officers are paid the most, NGO executives the least. Sustainability salaries in Singapore are growing but the level of salary increment is levelling off as the talent pool starts to mature, according to recruiter Michael Page.
The proposal has been discussed twice in Cabinet meetings and the government is also looking into reducing electricity subsidies, though experts say this is something that will take 'more than just political will' to push through.
The 25-year-old behind Society of Renewable Energy, a student network with over 3,000 members, has access to government leaders, businesses and the coal industry. He believes youths need to be engaged in Indonesia's climate efforts.
In a bid to switch to greener fuels, Sarawak has ambitious plans to produce and export hydrogen. Given a slew of challenges, however, it remains to be seen if its plans will be realised.
Tham Siew Yean
Last year, Indonesia and G7 announced a new energy transition funding mechanism called the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). However, Indonesia’s 2024 general elections and the oligarchy have added uncertainty to its implementation.
Southeast Asia is well acquainted with the impact of climate change, but less so with the resilience of energy systems. A collaborative and regional approach to climate modelling of energy systems can inform the development of effective adaptation policies and drive deeper energy integration.
Mirza Sadaqat Huda
Global philanthropy is not putting its muscle behind addressing the dual climate and nature crises, but it holds the key to unlocking the pace and scale required for action on climate and nature in this decisive decade.
Neo Gim Huay, Anthony Robert Hobley, Rob van Riet and Luis Alvarado
GoTo sustainability head Tanah Sullivan tells the Eco-Business Podcast that regulating net-zero claims would decarbonise Southeast Asia faster. Indonesia's biggest internet firm aims to cut emissions to zero by 2030 — a target critics say is unrealistic.
Ambitious plans to transmit clean energy from India, China and Australia into Southeast Asia have been proposed in recent years. Eco-Business speaks with two energy experts on the prospects, challenges and ingredients for success.
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.