Asia is not only the most populous continent, but is also a market on a steady incline of opportunity and development. With development comes the concept of sustainability, in companies’ relationship with the economy, the environment and society. This monthly edition provides locally-focused updates, particularly within Asia, to keep you up to date with sustainable initiatives and practices in the region
Singapore unveils Green Plan 2030
The Government unveiled the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to advance the national agenda on sustainable development. The plan, which is spearheaded by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of National Development (MND), the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Ministry of Transport (MOT), charts Singapore’s green targets over the next 10 years.
Sustainability heralds $1 trillion opportunity for Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia has fallen behind on the global sustainability agenda, although advancements in this space could be a $1 trillion economic opportunity for the region by 2030. This is according to a new Bain & Company report.
Companies tend to overstate sustainability and ESG achievements
The survey involved more than 50 communications, investor relations and public affairs leaders at companies from various industries across APAC. The backdrop is an increasingly imperative sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda, and the report looks at how businesses are coping.
Paper giant APP failing its own sustainability goals, report alleges
The Environmental Paper Network has published a new report linking APP to deforestation, forest and peat fires, and social conflicts in its areas of operation in Indonesia. It also alleges APP failed to fulfill its promises to rehabilitate degraded peatlands and conserve rainforest.