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
Sustainable Wine Packaging
A call for Wine Packaging to be more ‘Tesla than Tide’
Lockdown has given ‘alternative’ wine packaging an opportunity to thrive in the UK, with bag-in-box sales in particular boosted by an increase in at-home drinking. But the industry needs to take heed of companies like Tesla if it is to challenge the glass bottle, believes one ambitious start-up looking to capture the next generation of wine drinkers.
Malaysia's Most Sustainable City
The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has grabbed top spot in the category of sustainable cities in conjunction with National World Urban Planning Day, celebrated on Nov 10. Mayor Mohd Sayuthi Bakar, who made the announcement yesterday, said MBPJ had achieved sustainable levels since the award was introduced in 2007.
Sustainable Allocations to Double in Next 5 Years
Investors plan to double their allocations to sustainable products over the next five years, according to BlackRock’s Global Client Sustainable Investing Survey, which finds that the pandemic has accelerated investor demand. One fifth of those surveyed said that the pandemic would actually accelerate their sustainable investing allocations.
Asia is at a Sustainable Crossroads
Until now, only few Asian countries have formalized some sort of emission regulation. A trickle-down effect to other countries, especially the fast-growing South-Asian nations with China and Japan look into entering the sustainability sector.