5 trends that will shape sustainability and business in 2020

The rise of tech giants Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple poses new risks to human rights as concerns over data privacy and security grow. As a world in climate... Read more »

Indonesia urged to follow ‘game-changer’ Malaysia on palm oil maps

Smoke covers the forest in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan in Indonesia Making palm oil plantation maps publicly available could make it easier to monitor who is responsible for fires and deforestation.... Read more »

This Startup is Making Plastic Green

Plastic has toxic pollutants that damage the environment and cause land, water, and air pollution. Estimates say more than eight million metric tons of plastic waste enters the ocean... Read more »

Warnings over new law to protect workers in Thai fishing industry

Fishing boats at a harbour in Chonburi, Thailand. A London-based rights group said poor regulation of Thailand’s fishing industry has led to the collapse of Thai fish stocks. Forced... Read more »

Climate change inaction poses US$1 trillion risk for investors

Sandbags are piled up to block floods caused by heavy rains in China’s Hunan province. Four out of the top ten most high-risk locations to extreme weather are in China, a new... Read more »

Why are companies in Southeast Asia lagging on human rights?

Workers cleaning sardines for canning on August 31, 2015 in a factory in Thailand. The country is the world’s third largest exporter of seafood products, but exposure in the... Read more »

‘Firmly committed to carbon pricing’: Government consults on post-Brexit emissions trading plans

Wide-ranging new consultation sets out series of proposals for carbon pricing mechanisms once the UK leaves the EU With all eyes on the release of the Committee on Climate... Read more »

UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone

Macomia district, in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, has been hard-hit by Cyclone Kenneth, which made landfall on 25 April. UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said on Sunday that Secretary-General António Guterres is appealing... Read more »

Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

A sea of plastic bottles. By 2020, Singapore-based manufacturers and retailers must submit annual packaging data and packaging waste reduction plans. When Japanese multinational imaging and electronics company Ricoh... Read more »

Starbucks and Hubbub launch £1m cup recycling fund

Environmental charity Hubbub has partnered with Starbucks to launch a £1m fund to develop recycling infrastructure for paper cups Starbucks has teamed up with environmental charity Hubbub to launch... Read more »