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Financial institutions including HSBC and Bridgewater Associates are backing a public database to simplify access to corporate sustainability data. 'ESG Book', created by data firm Arabesque, aims to standardise multiple corporate disclosures from around the world.
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An analysis of land conflicts involving palm oil companies in Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer of the commodity, shows the country lacks effective mechanisms for addressing these problems.
Health experts say Omicron's appearance underscores the need to share vaccines more fairly.
The organisers of the Singapore Climate Rally movement want advocacy to go beyond caring about the planet. Overlapping issues of justice, such as the welfare of migrant workers and other marginalised communities, are at the heart of this year’s rally.
Women’s network calls for basic standards to bridge gender divide, as gear, designed for men, is often too big and restrictive.
China’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell by around 0.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2021 compared to a year earlier, new analysis for Carbon Brief shows.
As they face rising risks on the road, food delivery drivers around the world are pushing gig platforms for better working conditions.
New research identifies how rising localised temperatures driven by deforestation and global warming are increasing heat-related deaths and creating unsafe working conditions in Indonesia.
Births of 64 million children under-five in Asia Pacific remain unregistered.
The United Kingdom has extended its Animal Welfare Bill to include octopuses, crabs and lobsters as sentient beings.
A post-COP26 survey of leaders from top German companies shows that nine out of 10 chief executives consider sustainability to be as important as...
Small businesses are integral to climate-change mitigation and adaptation, particularly in the developing world. But international policymakers and financial...
Firms need to focus on slashing emissions from their own operations. They should use offsets that credibly remove greenhouse gases, and in the long run, stop...
Realising it’s now or never, the global gas industry is making a determined push to develop infrastructure across Asia as climate targets tighten and renewables become more competitive.
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Electric vehicles promise to help slash greenhouse gas emissions and tackle air pollution choking Southeast Asia's cities. But, under the industry's bonnet are sustainability issues that dent its green credentials.
Recent outcry over deforestation in the city-state has started a conversation about where forests fit in the future of a metropolis that aims to be a ‘city in nature’.
A bill that financially incentivises businesses to make positive social change is close to becoming law in the Philippines. But some worry the legislation offers excessive incentives and could allow industries like tobacco to use donations to exert influence over government officials.
Over 350,000 renewable energy jobs in the Philippines could be created by 2030. With the coal moratorium expected to add more clean energy capacity to the mix, could displaced power plant workers be among those to switch to green jobs?
Eco-Business talks to Canopy Sands MD Khong Weng Fook about the measures being taken to manage the impact of Ream City, a 834-hectare development in the Cambodian coastal city of Sihanoukville.
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Government and industry should consider a “blend of solutions” and welcome innovation to ensure Earth's survival, said sustainability leaders at Ecosperity Week 2021.
Experts warn that addressing climate change will bring with it political instability, rising protectionist policies and inflation in poorer nations placing pressure on the resolve of governments to see the energy transition through.
Finance and accounting functions may be an unlikely ally in an environmental fight, but a growing body of investors argues that unless companies make clear the potential impact on their earnings, investment in carbon-intensive activities will continue.
Adopting cloud-first policies, enabling corporate renewable energy investment, and greater public-private collaboration are needed for the path to net-zero carbon.
Health experts say Omicron's appearance underscores the need to share vaccines more fairly.
This slow fashion advocate and Roots and Shoots club leader shares the importance of sticking to your beliefs and going against the grain despite meeting strong resistance at the beginning of her environmental activism journey.
Instead of the well-known phrase ‘think globally, act locally’, Jane Goodall urges youths to reverse that and first take action locally.
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.
Benefits of aquatic animal welfare for sustainability
The Benefits of Aquatic Animal Welfare for Sustainability is a report primarily addressed to public policy and other relevant stakeholders in the sustainability sector. It is our objective to show that animal welfare considerations are inextricably linked to ethical, environmental and social...
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