Green buildings must do more in fixing climate emergency
Eco Business, 7 February 2019
Instead of being a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the built environment industry can do more to reduce buildings’ energy use and help generate clean energy.
Promoting green business: 3 priorities for action
Eco Business, 4 February 2019
Green business is a win-win for all, but the private sector alone cannot finance its growth. Here’s how policymakers can help scale up Asia’s sustainable business, write Asian Development Bank’s Daniele Ponzi and Erin Jan Sinogba.
Malaysia, following in China's footsteps, bans imports of plastic waste
CNBC, 25 January 2019
Malaysia's young government — which came into power less than a year ago — has taken a tough stance against imports of plastic waste that flooded the country after a similar move from China.
Climate action barometer: 12 charts explain where we are today, and where we need to be in 2020
Eco Business, 22 January 2019
Countries committed under the Paris Agreement to a broad goal of limiting global temperature rise to under 2°C, ideally 1.5°C. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes it clear that half a degree of warming makes a huge difference, and 1.5°C is the safer target.
The Importance Of The Renewables And Alternative Energy Sector To The Sustainable Development Goals
Forbes, 20 January 2019
we mapped the 26 material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues (organized in terms of the categories environment, social capital, human capital, business model and innovation, and leadership and governance) in all 77 industries organized into 11 sectors, developed by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), to the 169 targets of the SDGs. Mapping these issues to the SDGs’ targets enabled us to assess how each industry is creating or destroying value for society while focusing on those ESG issues that create value for shareholders. Based on this mapping we created an index that ranges from 0 to 100.