#sustainable development News

Leong Li Sun
Leong is joining the insurance giant a month after the company committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.
The Pluto LNG project in Western Australia
The Scarborough-Pluto LNG project in Western Australia will produce 3.5 times the United Kingdom’s annual emissions over its lifetime, torpedoing the decarbonisation pledges of the banks that are funding it, says Market Forces.
Piyush Gupta and Sunny Verghese
The merger and acquisitions frenzy in 2021 reflects a surge in pandemic-era corporate demand for sustainability services and expertise.
Covid-19 booster vaccine
The packaging industry is most concerned about ESG issues, and financial services the least. Firms seem to care a lot about the environment, less about social issues, and least about governance, a study by GlobalData finds.
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#sustainable development Opinion

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.
The Wasteland quote on a wall at COP26
The planet is now only a little more than 10 years from 1.5 C of global warming. In 2021, emissions are climbing again. But a lot can happen in a decade. Every avoided emission is a unit of time that we can add to the 'climate clock', writes its developers H. Damon Matthews and Glen Peters.
Singapore's central business district, Marina Bay
The backlash against environmental, social, and governance factors in investing heralds a major transition for the better, write Georg Kell and Todd Cort.
Lululemon shopfront
Bumper profits and hefty price-tags do not equate to athleisure brand, Lululemon's, social mission and core sustainability considerations. Lululemon should find the time to realign itself with its supposed socially-oriented values.
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#sustainable development Videos

fairprice group food waste ss
Sponsored Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
A green iguana
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
lady in singapore carrying plastic bags
Sponsored Singapore gets through 2 million plastic bags a day. Why do Singaporeans use so many bags, and what will it take to reduce consumption?
Vietnam, wind power story
Vietnam's wind market is thriving, but more work lies ahead if the country wants to power its booming economy without imperilling its people and the planet.
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#sustainable development Podcasts

A solar farm in Australia
A US$22 billion project involving 12,000 hectares of solar panels and 3,800km of cabling running from Darwin to Singapore might be the most ambitious renewable energy project ever. How will it work? Eco-Business talked to Fraser Thompson of project developer Sun Cable.
COP26 podcast
The climate talks in Glasgow could have a major trickle-down effect on Asia's business community. What should the region's businesses expect from COP26? The Eco-Business Podcast asked energy and sustainability expert Malavika Bambawale.
Layman albatross
Sponsored Eco-Business talks to 'Aulani Wilhelm of Conservation International about why a plan to protect the ocean is critical, and why it might just work.
Where is the smart money going in renewables?
Solar, wind, carbon capture, nature-based solutions—what are the technologies needed to combat climate change? Eco-Business asked clean energy entrepreneur Hendrik Tiesinga where the smart money is going.
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