A 'mass extinction event' is under way
NST, 6 May 2019
BARELY a week after the demise of the Sumatran rhino was highlighted in this column, a major United Nations assessment to be released today in Paris is expected to spell out the possible extinction of up to a million species, many within decades.
What investors actually want from sustainability data
Greenbiz, 17 April 2019
To account for the effects of a world in flux, more investors are pursuing strategies that consider relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, an approach known broadly as sustainable investing. In 2017 alone, assets managed through such an approach increased by 37 percent, according to Bloomberg.
Plastic bag bans are spreading. But are they truly effective?
National Geographic, 17 April 2019
Kenya has the strictest penalties for bag use, but the consumer alternatives to plastic have come with growing pains.
Balancing energy cost and sustainability
The Star, 3 April 2019
There has been some discussion in the media recently on electricity tariff and how the downward movement of international coal and gas prices in recent months should be reflected in lower tariffs. This has been suggested by various bodies representing both domestic and non-domestic consumers.
An environment minister's vision for Malaysia
Eco-Business, 27 March 2019
Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia’s environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality, plastic pollution and boosting the country’s green industry.