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  • 28 MAY 2020
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Capitaland Obtains $500m Sustainability-linked Loan, Largest in Singapore’s Real Estate Sector

CapitaLand has obtained a $500 million sustainability-linked loan from United Overseas Bank (UOB). The loan is the largest in Singapore’s...

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  • 28 MAY 2020
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The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to Offer 1,000MW Solar Quota Under LSS@MenTARI Programme

The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) via the Energy Commission (EC) will open a competitive bidding process for...

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  • 27 MAY 2020
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COVID-19 Lockdown Gives Dive Operators Time to Rethink Sustainability

The world is at a standstill to flatten the COVID-19 curve, a pause that has been especially devastating to the...

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  • 26 MAY 2020
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COVID-19 Has Sparked a Food Loss Crisis. Here Are 3 Ways to Tackle It

With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc around the globe, just about every nation faces major issues with its food supply....

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  • 22 MAY 2020
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How Malaysia Created a Conducive Ecosystem for Islamic Sustainable Finance

Malaysia is largely seen as a global leader in Islamic Finance and has a strong agenda for green and climate-friendly...

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  • 21 MAY 2020
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World Business Council for Sustainable Development Launches Malaysia Chapter

The Malaysian chapter of the Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) has been launched. In a statement, BCSD Malaysia said...

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  • 21 MAY 2020
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PMO: Corporate liability under MACC Act to be enforced from June 1

The enforcement of Section 17A of the MACC Act 2009 on June 1 reflects the government''s commitment to tackling corruption,...

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  • 18 MAY 2020
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COVID-19 a Test for Board Leadership

The Covid-19 outbreak has led to profound changes and is severely testing the resilience of countries and businesses. From the...

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  • 18 MAY 2020
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Global Push Urged for COVID-19 Vaccine Could Help Climate Too

Building the international cooperation needed to swiftly create and distribute a coronavirus vaccine could help with other threats too. Around...

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  • 16 MAY 2020
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British Grocer Tesco's Slavery Review Reports Abuses in Malaysia

U.K. based multinational groceries chain Tesco PLC has found abuses against migrant workers at its stores and distribution centres in...

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  • 14 MAY 2020
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UN Warns of Global Mental Health Crisis Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the...

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  • 13 MAY 2020
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Deutsche Bank Targets 200 Billion Euros of Sustainable Investment by 2025

German lender Deutsche Bank plans to pump at least 200 billion euros into so-called sustainable financing and investments by 2025,...

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  • 12 MAY 2020
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Asia's Pandemic Stimulus May Slow the Demise of Coal

Coal power plant construction will push ahead in Asia despite falling electricity demand and environmental concerns as policymakers prioritise boosting...

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  • 07 MAY 2020
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Unilever Calls on Government and Corporates to End ‘business as Usual’

Alan Jope, chief executive of consumer goods company Unilever, has called on governments and businesses to “double down” on environmental...

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  • 05 MAY 2020
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Green Stimulus Can Repair Global Economy and Climate, Study Says

Green economy recovery packages for the coronavirus crisis will repair the global economy and put the world on track to...

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  • 04 MAY 2020
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Global Charities Team Up on Coronavirus Lifeline for Social Entrepreneurs

A group of 40 global aid agencies and charities have launched an alliance to help social entrepreneurs weather the coronavirus...

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  • 04 MAY 2020
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Climate Activists to Emerge Stronger From Coronavirus Crisis, Says Greta Thunberg

The world’s young climate activists will come out of the coronavirus crisis even stronger and more motivated than before, their...

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  • 30 APR 2020
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Economic Development Racking Up Unpayable Debt to Nature, Researchers Warn

Many parts of the world may not have enough suitable land for green efforts to make up for the environmental...

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  • 29 APR 2020
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Indonesia Eyes Sustainability Certification for Oil Palm Smallholders

The Indonesian government has announced a requirement for smallholder palm oil farmers to seek sustainable certification alongside larger companies. Major...

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  • 28 APR 2020
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Don’t Use Taxpayer Money to Save Polluting Industries

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, has urged governments not to use taxpayer money to rescue fossil fuel companies...

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  • 28 APR 2020
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Malaysia Market Regulators Relaxed a Raft of Rules to Reprieve Public Listed Companies Effected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Malaysia’s market regulators last week relaxed a raft of rules, giving a temporary reprieve to public listed companies (PLCs) battered...

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  • 24 APR 2020
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Barclays and HSBC Blasted Over £158bn Fossil Fuel Financing

Banking giants Barclays and HSBC have been accused of financing a combined £158 billion into the fossil fuel sector since...

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  • 22 APR 2020
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Half of Singapore Finance Leaders Say Their Company Falls Short in Sustainability Reporting: Survey

Half of finance leaders in Singapore said their company falls short in reporting its triple bottom line of people, planet...

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  • 22 APR 2020
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Blackrock Says Sustainability Reports Might Slide During Pandemic

Top asset manager BlackRock, which has vowed to put more focus on climate issues, said that companies might give a...

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  • 22 APR 2020
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Coca-Cola and Pepsi Falling Short on Pledges Over Plastic According to New Report

Beverage giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi are not doing enough to reduce their plastic waste footprint globally, according to a new...

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  • 21 APR 2020
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S&P Dow Jones Debuts Paris-aligned and Climate Transition Indices

Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices has this week strengthened its portfolio of green products with the launch yesterday of...

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  • 20 APR 2020
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Big Investors Warn Companies Against Backtrack on Climate Change

Big investors have urged companies to maintain their focus on reducing carbon emissions, even as businesses grapple with the economic...

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  • 20 APR 2020
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Google Unveils Tech to Make It Easier for Doctors and Patients to Share Health Info

Tech giant Google is announcing the general availability of technology that, if widely adopted, could make it easier for patients...

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  • 20 APR 2020
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Green Energy Could Drive Covid-19 Recovery With $100tn Boost

Renewable energy could power an economic recovery from Covid-19 by spurring global GDP gains of almost $100 trillion between now...

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  • 16 APR 2020
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SC: Malaysia’s Islamic Capital Valued at RM2.035 Trillion

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) said the country’s Islamic capital market (ICM) grew 8.23% to RM2.035 trillion as at December...

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  • 16 APR 2020
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Only 59 Percent of Malaysia Public Listed Companies Have Anti-corruption Policies in Place

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) stated in its 2019 annual report, that it had reviewed the anti-corruption policies of listed...

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  • 15 APR 2020
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BIMB Investment Launches Its First Robo-intelligence Sustainable Shariah-ESG Investment App BEST Invest

Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd’s wholly-owned unit BIMB Investment Management has today launched its first Robo-Intelligence Sustainable Shariah-ESG investing online platform...

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  • 15 APR 2020
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Asia’s Biggest Food Companies Silent on the Welfare of Farm Animals

Major food companies in Asia must improve the welfare of farm animals that they produce, supply or use, an annual...

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  • 14 APR 2020
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Lockdown Innovation: How Are Asia’s Sustainability Practitioners Staying Effective in the Time of Coronavirus?

How can you police deforestation or run an earth-friendly holiday resort while working from home? Eco-Business asked sustainability folk working...

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  • 09 APR 2020
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Coronavirus May Hinder Sustainability Efforts in Palm Oil

The global palm oil sector is feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as demand drops across the world, trade...

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  • 08 APR 2020
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Air Pollution Linked to Far Higher Covid-19 Death Rates, Study Finds

Air pollution has been linked to significantly higher rates of death in people with Covid-19, according to analysis. The research,...

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  • 07 APR 2020
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New Renewable Energy Capacity Hit Record Levels in 2019

Almost three-quarters of new electricity generation capacity built in 2019 uses renewable energy, representing an all-time record. New data from...

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  • 06 APR 2020
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Don’t Bail Out Airlines, Say Climate Campaigners

More than 250 trades unions and environment groups globally have signed an open letter opposing plans for bailing out the...

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  • 02 APR 2020
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H&M Reaches Clothing Take-back Target Early, Collecting 29,000 Tonnes of Used Garments

The clothing H&M Group collected more than 29,000 tonnes of used clothing though its in-store network of take-back points last...

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  • 02 APR 2020
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Opinion: the New Coronavirus Emerged From the Global Wildlife Trade – and May Be Devastating Enough to End It

Wild animals and animal parts are bought and sold worldwide, often illegally. This multibillion-dollar industry is pushing species to extinction,...

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  • 02 APR 2020
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Opinion: the Corporate World is Helping to Combat Coronavirus—but Mind the Virus-washing

Businesses from every conceivable sector, from e-commerce to pulp and paper, have been featured in the news media helping to...

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  • 01 APR 2020
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GE Workers Protest and Demand Company Build Ventilators

American utilities giant General Electric has seen factory workers walk off the job on Monday in protest to demand the...

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  • 01 APR 2020
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Companies Focused on Climate Change 'outperformed' as Virus Spread

Banking giant HSBC has released research that suggests greener stocks’ relatively impressive performance is largely holding true throughout the coronavirus...

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  • 01 APR 2020
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Coronavirus: Cop26 Climate Talks in Glasgow Postponed Until 2021

The UN climate talks due to be held in Glasgow this year have been postponed to 2021 as governments around...

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  • 30 MAR 2020
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Japan Submits Updated Emissions Plan, Leaving Carbon Target Unchanged

Japan has maintained its carbon emissions reduction target in its updated emissions plan submitted to the United Nations as part...

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  • 27 MAR 2020
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Close Plantations, Activists Tell Sarawak Govt Over Covid-19 Fears

A Sarawak activist has urged the state government to temporarily close down all oil palm plantations and mills, especially in...

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  • 26 MAR 2020
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Malaysia to Pilot Blockchain for Sustainable Palm Oil

Blockchain firm BloomBloc and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) are piloting a traceability platform to improve palm oil supply...

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  • 25 MAR 2020
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US Lifts Ban on Malaysian Medical Glove Maker WRP Amid Shortage

The United States has lifted a ban on a Malaysian medical glove maker it had accused of using forced labour,...

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  • 24 MAR 2020
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Coronavirus: Tech Giants Team Up to Tackle Covid-19

Tech giant Amazon is teaming up with researchers funded by Bill Gates to pick up and deliver coronavirus test kits....

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  • 24 MAR 2020
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Doubling Up: Could Coronavirus Bailouts Make Economies Greener?

As countries around the world plan stimulus packages to try to prevent their economies plunging due to coronavirus shutdowns, spending...

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  • 23 MAR 2020
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Finance Ministry: Malaysians Who Donate to Covid-19 Fund, Health Ministry Will Get Tax Deductions

Tax deductions will be given to those who donate to the Covid-19 fund and Health Ministry, said the Finance Ministry....

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  • 19 MAR 2020
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Blackrock Stands by Climate Priorities, Sees Tougher Shareholder Votes

BlackRock executives who set the asset manager''s influential proxy votes outlined tougher priorities tied to climate change and executive pay...

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  • 18 MAR 2020
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Many Malaysian Firms Still Unprepared for New Corruption Law, Finds PWC Survey

As June 1 draws near, many Malaysian businesses are still unprepared for the implementation of Section 17A of the Malaysian...

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  • 16 MAR 2020
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Malaysia Ahead of Asian Peers in Enforcing Anti-graft Law Against Directors

Malaysia is ahead of most of its Asian peers in introducing an anti-corruption law that will hold directors personally liable...

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  • 12 MAR 2020
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Wind and Solar Plants Will Soon Be Cheaper Than Coal in All Big Markets Around World, Analysis Finds

Building new wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper in every major market across the globe than running existing...

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  • 11 MAR 2020
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UN Chief Warns Both Climate and Coronavirus Emergencies ‘must Be Defeated’

The release of a new United Nations (UN) report encourages action to tackle both coronavirus and climate change. UN Secretary...

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  • 11 MAR 2020
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New Study Finds Philippines Still Receives Foreign Waste Despite National Law Prohibiting It

Despite highly publicised cases of returning illegal waste shipments last year, foreign scrap continues to flood Philippines shores according to...

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  • 11 MAR 2020
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'We Will Not Fight Climate Change With a Virus': UN Chief Warns Both Climate and Coronavirus Emergencies 'must Be Defeated'

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that while the global outbreak of coronavirus may have caused a temporary drop in...

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  • 09 MAR 2020
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Asset Managers Ranked on ESG

BNP Paribas Asset Management, Legal & General Investment Management, APG Asset Management and Aviva Investors complete the five best-performing firms...

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  • 09 MAR 2020
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Coronavirus Likely to see Oil Demands Decline Throughout 2020

Coronavirus likely to see oil demands decline throughout 2020...

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  • 08 MAR 2020
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Jobs Boom in Stewardship and Sustainable Investing Teams

The world’s biggest asset managers have embarked on a hiring spree across their stewardship and sustainable investing teams, as fund...

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  • 07 MAR 2020
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Women in Management: Southeast Asia Improves but Singapore Slips

Working women in Singapore are finding it harder to break the glass ceiling compared with counterparts elsewhere in Southeast Asia,...

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  • 05 MAR 2020
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Malaysian Home Buyers Keen on Solar Solutions and Smart Cooling

Malaysians are embracing sustainability features when planning for future home purchases...

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  • 05 MAR 2020
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FGV Says Its Mills and Estates Now Fully MPSO-Certified

FGV Holdings Bhd, one of the worlds largest producers of crude palm oil...

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  • 04 MAR 2020
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South Korean Trading Giant to Compensate for Past Deforestation in Papua

South Korea’s largest trading company, Posco International, has released a zero-deforestation policy and pledged to compensate for areas of forest...

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  • 02 MAR 2020
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Tech Companies Take Down 3 Million Online Listings for Trafficked Wildlife

E-commerce companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, such as Ebay and Alibaba, have reportedly removed or blocked...

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  • 28 FEB 2020
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HSBC Amanah Provides RM200m Sustainability-related Financing to Yinson

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd (HSBC Amanah) is providing RM200 million financing to support Yinson Holdings Bhd (Yinson) in building sustainable...

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  • 27 FEB 2020
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Vena Energy Floats Singapore’s First Corporate USD Green Bond

Vena Energy, one of Asia’s leading independent power producers (IPP), has become the first Singapore-based company to issue green bonds...

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  • 25 FEB 2020
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Apple May Be Forced to Disclose Censorship Requests From China

Tech giant Apple could be forced to disclose details of censorship requests from China and other nations after two major...

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  • 25 FEB 2020
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JP Morgan Chase to Restrict Arctic Oil and Coal Lending

JP Morgan Chase is set to become the latest global banking giant to restrict lending to the most carbon intensive...

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  • 25 FEB 2020
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VW to Appoint ‘aggressive’ Climate Activist to Scrutinise Policies

Volkswagen’s chief executive has pledged to employ a young climate campaigner to “aggressively” challenge the company’s environmental policies, as he...

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  • 20 FEB 2020
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WWF Ranks Malaysia’s Most Sustainable Retailers, With Tesco Emerging at the Top

Tesco Stores has been named the most sustainable retailer in Malaysia with the WWF. The firm achieved a 76 per...

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  • 19 FEB 2020
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Could the Coronavirus Outbreak Be Sustainability’s Big Break?

The global impact of COVID-19 is still unfolding as the virus spreads. But there could be a silver lining to...

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  • 19 FEB 2020
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SC’s New AGM Checklist to Help Enhance Shareholder Activism

The Securities Commission of Malaysia released a checklist aimed at enhancing shareholder activism. The three-page Annual General Meeting (AGM) Corporate...

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  • 18 FEB 2020
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Nearly Half of the World’s GDP Now Covered by Net-zero Targets

The latest analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), a London-based think-tank, has found that 49 percent of...

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  • 17 FEB 2020
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Malaysia’s Banks Continue to Fund Coal, Study Finds

Malaysia’s major banks are bucking a global trend towards the decarbonisation of the finance industry by continuing to finance new...

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  • 06 FEB 2020
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Global Compact and Capital Markets Malaysia Committee to Advancing Malaysia’s Corporate Sustainability Agenda.

Global Compact Network Malaysia, the local network of the United Nations Global Compact, and Capital Markets Malaysia have jointly launched...

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  • 06 FEB 2020
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Consumers Keen to Drop Brands That Damage the Environment

A majority of consumers believe their choices can make a difference to environmental outcomes, and almost two-thirds are willing to...

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  • 03 FEB 2020
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Legal & General Vow to Pressure Chairman CEOs

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has pledged to punish all company chairs who also hold the chief executive role...

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  • 01 FEB 2020
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India Plans to Build on Barren Land and Rail Tracks to Raise Solar Capacity

India aims to boost solar power generation by encouraging the installation of panels along rail tracks and on barren land,...

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  • 29 JAN 2020
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Climate Breakdown ‘is Increasing Violence Against Women’

Climate breakdown and the global crisis of environmental degradation are increasing violence against women and girls, while gender-based exploitation is...

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  • 29 JAN 2020
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Malaysian Government Announces First Group of Social Enterprises to Get Accredited

The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development & Cooperatives efforts to promote the social enterprise movement has received a boost with the...

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  • 27 JAN 2020
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Green Bond Issuance Soared to $185bn in 2019, Report Reveals

Global green bond issuance last year reached an all-time high in terms of both individual bonds issued and collective value...

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  • 27 JAN 2020
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India's Curbs on Malaysian Palm Oil Set to Shake Up Sector

India has restricted palm oil imports after Malaysia commented on its policy towards Kashmir, with thousands of tonnes now stuck...

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  • 24 JAN 2020
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UN Global Compact Launches New Initiative to Spur Decade of Private Sector Progress Towards the SDGs

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday launched a new initiative designed to help the world’s corporations put their weight behind...

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  • 23 JAN 2020
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Meat Giant Tyson Foods Launches ‘sustainable Protein’ Coalition

Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest meat processor, has announced it is convening a new ‘Coalition for Sustainable Protein’ in a...

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  • 22 JAN 2020
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BNP Paribas Launches Innovative Carbon Offset Investment Fund

International banking group, BNP Paribas, has launched the Theam Quant World Climate Carbon Offset Plan fund which aims to combine...

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  • 22 JAN 2020
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Investors Commit $500m to Help Developing Nations Achieve SDGs

A new coalition has been launched to mobilise a $500 million investment platform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...

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  • 20 JAN 2020
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World Economic Forum Calls on Business Chiefs to Set Net-zero Targets

All business leaders and companies attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week have been asked to make public...

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  • 20 JAN 2020
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China Moves to Phase Out Single-use Plastics

The Chinese government has announced a new plan to crack down on plastic pollution across the country by 2025, including...

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  • 16 JAN 2020
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Malaysia Strives to Promote Southeast Asia as Tourism Destination and Push Sustainability Goals

Malaysia has pledged its commitment towards promoting South-east Asia as a competitive tourism destination...

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  • 16 JAN 2020
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Microsoft Pledges to Become ‘Carbon Negative’ and Remove All Its Historic Emissions

Tech giant Microsoft has pledged to remove “all of the carbon” from the environment that it has emitted since the...

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  • 16 JAN 2020
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Japanese Giant Takeda Announces 2040 Carbon Neutrality Goal

The largest pharmaceutical company in Asia, Takeda, has announced its commitment to fighting climate...

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  • 15 JAN 2020
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Top Five Global Risks All Linked to Environment, Says World Economic Forum

A year of extreme weather events and mounting evidence of global heating have put the climate emergency as the top...

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  • 15 JAN 2020
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Top 5 Global Risks All Linked to Environment, Says World Economic Forum

The roadmap will be introduced “by 2020”, as part of the 2018-2030 roadmap...

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  • 07 JAN 2020
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Nissan Vows to Hold Former Chairman Accountable for ‘Serious Misconduct’

Japanese car-maker Nissan has described Carlos Ghosn’s escape from Japan as “extremely regrettable”...

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  • 04 JAN 2020
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62.3% of Palm Oil Plantations Have Obtained Sustainability Certification

62.3% of Palm Oil Plantations Have Obtained Sustainability Certification...

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  • 02 JAN 2020
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Shipping Fuel Regulation to Cut Sulphur Levels Comes Into Force

Sulphur will be cut drastically from global shipping transport fuels in 2020, in a move that should reduce some forms...

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  • 02 JAN 2020
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5 Trends That Will Shape Sustainability and Business in 2020

As a world in climate crisis enters a new decade, Eco-Business highlights five major trends...

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  • 16 DEC 2019
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Major Companies Pledge Jobs and Education for Refugees

Major companies including Ikea, Lego and Vodafone have pledged to do more to help refugees get access to education and...

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  • 11 DEC 2019
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Most Malaysian Businesses Believe They Should Contribute to the SDGs - HSBC Survey

74% of Malaysian businesses - higher than the global average of 67% - believe they have a role to play...

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  • 06 DEC 2019
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9 Out of 10 Malaysians Don't Mind Receiving Secondhand Gifts - Survey

A recent survey by Carousell shows that Malaysians may not have to break the bank anymore when it comes to...

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  • 05 DEC 2019
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Gri Launch the First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), a widely adopted sustainability reporting framework...

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  • 04 DEC 2019
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Campaign Aims to Make Singapore the World’s First Sustainable Palm Oil Country

A publicity and business engagement campaign led by local non-government organisation...

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  • 04 DEC 2019
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Major Brands Found Failing to Help Thai Seafood Sector Tackle Slavery

Efforts to protect Thai seafood workers from labour exploitation and modern slavery...

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  • 02 DEC 2019
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Huge Surge in Number of Companies Targeting 100 Percent Renewables by 2030

The Climate Group, a not-for-profit organisation, has received more than double the number...

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  • 02 DEC 2019
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Coal Power Becoming ‘uninsurable’ as Firms Refuse Cover

The number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US...

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  • 27 NOV 2019
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SC Launches 5-year Sustainable and Responsible Investment Roadmap

The Securities Commission (SC) has launched the Sustainable and Responsible Investment...

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  • 25 NOV 2019
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MSCI Arms All Investors With ESG Ratings of 2,800 Top Firms

MSCI published the environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings of more than 2,800 companies....

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  • 23 NOV 2019
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Southeast Asian Companies Jump on Impact Investment Bandwagon

Businesses in Southeast Asia are taking action to improve their track records on environmental and labour practices as socially responsible...

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  • 21 NOV 2019
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S&P Acquires ESG Ratings Arm of RobecoSAM

Financial analytics company S&P Global has acquired the environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings arm of RobecoSAM, a Swiss asset...

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  • 20 NOV 2019
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The Asian Economy Will Be 2.6% Smaller by 2050 Due to Lack of Climate Resilience

The Asia-Pacific economy will be 2.6 percent smaller in 2050 according a new framework developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit...

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  • 18 NOV 2019
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Malaysian Circular Economy Roadmap for Plastics to Be Launched by 2020

The roadmap will be introduced “by 2020”, as part of the 2018...

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  • 14 NOV 2019
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AirAsia Unveils ‘Save Our Malayan Tiger’ Livery to Champion Wildlife Conservation

AirAsia has unveiled a special “Save our Malayan Tiger” aircraft livery to bring the Malaysian government’s wildlife conservation campaign to...

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  • 13 NOV 2019
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Temasek Sets 2030 Target for Its Portfolio to Halve Greenhouse Emissions

The Singapore state-owned Temasek Holdings, with assets totalling $376 billion, announced today that it aims to halve the greenhouse gas...

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  • 08 NOV 2019
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Green Bonds Exceeding Expectations According to Moody’s

Strong growth in green bond issuance in the third quarter could see the market top $250 billion for 2019, according...

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  • 07 NOV 2019
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Google Launches Incubator for SDG-aligned Start-ups

Tech giant, Google, has launched a new “accelerator” programme for start-ups, aimed at supporting new firms striving to drive progress...

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  • 31 OCT 2019
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Twitter to Ban All Political Advertising

Social media platform, Twitter, will ban all political advertising, the company’s CEO has announced....

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  • 29 OCT 2019
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Social Media: Climate Change Among Top Concerns of Leading CEOs

Social Media: Climate Change Among Top Concerns of Leading CEOs...

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  • 28 OCT 2019
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Malaysia's Improved Ease Of Doing Business, Governance, Due To Successful Reforms

Malaysia improvement in its ranking in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business 2020 Report to 12th from 15th in...

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  • 23 OCT 2019
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$300 Billion Could Halt Climate Change for 20 Years, Says Un Report

According to United Nations climate scientists, $300 billion could stop the rise in greenhouse gases and buy up to 20...

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  • 11 OCT 2019
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Singapore First Country to Ban Advertisements of Packaged Drinks With Very High Sugar

Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban advertisements of packaged drinks with very high sugar content...

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  • 09 OCT 2019
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Report: 20 Firms Behind a Third of All Modern Carbon Emissions

Data published by British newspaper, The Guardian, shows that 20 fossil fuel companies can be linked to more than one-third...

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  • 09 OCT 2019
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97 Percent of Top 100 Malaysian Companies Reporting on Sustainable Business Practices

97 percent of Malaysia''''s top 100 companies by revenue, have reported on their sustainable business practices, according to the KPMG...

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  • 03 OCT 2019
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World’s Largest Banks Lagging in Sustainable Finance According to Report

Despite pressure from activists, investors and governments, the majority of world’s 50 largest banks...

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  • 03 OCT 2019
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Investor Pressure Slowly Pushing Firms to Set Net-zero Targets

The Climate Action 100+, a group of 370 global investors overseeing more than $35 trillion in assets has seen positive...

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  • 26 SEP 2019
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Hermes, UBS and Federated Launch SDG Engagement High Yield Funds

Hermes Investment Management is launching high yield funds focused on social and environmental engagement...

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  • 26 SEP 2019
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Malaysia to Require Banks to Report Exposure to Climate Risks

Malaysian central bank governor said financial institutions will be required to report their exposure...

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  • 25 SEP 2019
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Net-zero Not Possible Without Circular Economy, Ellen Macarthur Foundation Finds

Focusing on decarbonising the energy sector alone will not put the world...

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  • 24 SEP 2019
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HP to Fund Restoration of 200,000 Acres of Forest

IT company, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is set to invest $11 million in forest restoration...

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  • 23 SEP 2019
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Markets Face Major Risks Over Lax Climate Forecasts, Top Investors Warn

Financial markets risk major disruptions by relying on business-as-usual forecasts that underestimate the impact...

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  • 22 SEP 2019
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130 Banks Worth $47 Trillion to Align With Paris Agreement

More than 130 global banks, collectively holding $47 trillion in assets...

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  • 19 SEP 2019
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Malaysia to Push Southeast Asian Nations for Long-term Solution to Smog

Malaysia will push its Southeast Asian neighbours to strengthen cooperation in finding a long-term solution for smog drifting across the...

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  • 19 SEP 2019
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AIIB, Amundi Announce US$500 Million Asia Climate Bond Portfolio

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Amundi have announced a US$500 million Asia Climate Bond Portfolio, which aims to...

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  • 17 SEP 2019
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5 Singapore Companies Listed on Major Sustainability Index by Dow Jones

200 institutional investors are calling on 47 of the largest U.S. publicly traded corporations to align their climate lobbying with...

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  • 16 SEP 2019
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Sustainable Food and Land Use Transition Could Net $4.5 Trillion Economic Boost

Benefits of transforming the way food is produced, processed, distributed, consumed, and disposed of in order to deliver a sustainable...

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  • 16 SEP 2019
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Major Firms Sign Up to the Climate Group’s ‘Cooling Challenge’

Some of the largest companies in India and the Middle East have signed up to a corporate challenge to cut...

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  • 16 SEP 2019
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200 Investors Call on US Companies to Align Climate Lobbying With Paris Agreement

200 institutional investors are calling on 47 of the largest U.S. publicly traded corporations to align their climate lobbying with...

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  • 11 SEP 2019
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Climate Change and Inequality Derailing Global Goals, Scientists Tell U.N.

Growing inequality and climate change will not only derail progress towards global sustainability goals but threaten human existence, leading scientists...

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  • 11 SEP 2019
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Private Sector is Key in Achieving Malaysia's SDGs

Private Sector is Key in Achieving Malaysia's SDGs...

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  • 10 SEP 2019
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Clean Energy or Food? Asian Nations Grapple With New Demands on Land

Clean Energy or Food? Asian Nations Grapple With New Demands on Land...

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  • 10 SEP 2019
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No Palm Oil or Green Palm Oil? Retailers Face Labelling Dilemma

No Palm Oil or Green Palm Oil? Retailers Face Labelling Dilemma...

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  • 10 SEP 2019
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World “gravely” Unprepared for Effects of Climate Crisis – Report

According to a report by the Global Commission on Adaptation, the world is “gravely” unprepared for the inevitable effects of...

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  • 09 SEP 2019
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Climate Change is Degrading the Liveability of Developing Asia’s Cities

Climate Change is Degrading the Liveability of Developing Asia’s Cities...

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  • 06 SEP 2019
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Asian Cities Turn to Electric Vehicles in Anti-pollution Drive

Asian Cities Turn to Electric Vehicles in Anti-pollution Drive...

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  • 06 SEP 2019
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Oil and Gas Companies Risking £1.8trn in Stranded Assets During Low-carbon Transition, Report Warns

Oil and gas companies have spent £40.5 billion on investment projects that undermine the Paris Agreement and risk wasting £1.8...

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  • 05 SEP 2019
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ASEAN's Increasing Demand for Sustainable Tourism

Tourism’s rapid growth has increased demands by tourists to unsustainable levels unless appropriate investment is made in travel infrastructure and...

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  • 04 SEP 2019
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Australia Set to Beat 2020 Clean Energy Target

Australia Set to Beat 2020 Clean Energy Target...

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  • 04 SEP 2019
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Report: Food Giants ‘sourcing From Suppliers Flouting Climate Commitments’

A new Index has concluded that companies supplying meat and dairy are failing to act in line with their clients’...

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  • 04 SEP 2019
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Several Democratic Candidates Embrace a Carbon Tax

United States Democratic candidates promised unprecedented new action on climate change in the first forum devoted to the issue in...

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  • 03 SEP 2019
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Malaysia Needs RM33b Investment to Hit Renewable Energy Target

Malaysia needs investments totalling RM33 billion in order to achieve its target of 20 percent electricity generation from renewable energy...

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  • 30 AUG 2019
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Vanguard Seeks More Boardroom Diversity and Wants Details

Top mutual fund manager Vanguard Group Inc will ask companies to disclose the gender, age and race of their directors to diversify...

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  • 28 AUG 2019
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India Set to Outlaw Six Single-use Plastic Products

India is set to impose a nationwide ban outlawing six single-use plastics in a sweeping measure to reduce waste from...

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  • 28 AUG 2019
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Mitsubishi Invests in UK Company to Bring Off-grid Solar to Asia

Mitsubishi Invests in UK Company to Bring Off-grid Solar to Asia...

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  • 28 AUG 2019
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Indonesia Bans Products Labelled ‘Palm Oil-free’, in a Move Welcomed by Industry

Products labelled “palm oil-free” have now been banned in Indonesia due to misleading health claims....

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  • 28 AUG 2019
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Green Groups: Malaysians Not Against Foreign Investment, but Putrajaya Can’t Put Profit Over Planet, Says Environmental Groups

Environmental groups are urging the government to put the environment over financial gains in response to discussions around controversial investors....

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  • 26 AUG 2019
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China Passes Law Allowing Regions to Set Resource Taxes

China has passed a new law that gives local governments authority to set as many as 164 different resources taxes....

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  • 23 AUG 2019
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Fashion Companies Reach Landmark Sustainability Accord Ahead of G7 Summit

32 global fashion companies sign the Fashion Pact to commit to reducing their environmental impact ahead of the G7 summit....

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  • 22 AUG 2019
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MMC, DRB-Hicom Take Pledge Against Bribery and Corruption

MMC Corp and DRB-Hicom have pledged to conduct ethical business, and comply to applicable laws and regulations in the presence...

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  • 21 AUG 2019
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Japan is Exporting the Most Polluting Kind of Coal Power to Developing Asia

A study by Greenpeace has found that Japanese-financed coal power plants in developing Asian countries are emitting up to 40...

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  • 21 AUG 2019
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Tech: Fast Retailing Employs Technology in Its Sustainability Drive

Fast Retailing, will switch from plastic bags to eco-friendly paper bags as part of its plan to eliminate the use...

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  • 21 AUG 2019
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Green Bond Supply Growing in Asia Pacific

More companies have been pursuing green and sustainable projects, with total funds raised in the global green bond market rising...

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  • 20 AUG 2019
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Singapore Could Spend S$100 Billion on Climate Adaptation Over Next Century

Singapore could spend S$100 billion or more over the next 50 to 100 years to adapt to climate change and...

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  • 19 AUG 2019
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China Provides $1 Billion in ‘green’ Finance to Coal Projects in First Half of the Year

Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of 2019....

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  • 19 AUG 2019
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Malaysian PM Urges Britain to ‘break With Europe’ on Palm Oil

Malaysia''s Prime Minister called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production rather than boycotting after...

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  • 19 AUG 2019
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Indonesia Forest-clearing Ban is Made Permanent, Amid Protests

Indonesia’s President has introduced a ban on forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging, prohibiting the conversion of primary natural forests...

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  • 12 AUG 2019
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Indonesia Needs $15 Billion Investment to Meet Geothermal Target by 2025

Indonesia may require an estimated $15 billion in investment to meet its target of reaching 7.2 GW of geothermal power...

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  • 12 AUG 2019
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Coach and Versace Attacked in China for Hong Kong Reference

Coach and Versace are facing backlash from internet users in China, drawing fierce criticism across social media for referring to...

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  • 11 AUG 2019
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Vanguard Discards Over Two Dozen Stocks From ESG Funds

Geo Group, Strum Ruger, Fox and News Corp, are among stocks that have been thrown out of Vanguard funds created...

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  • 09 AUG 2019
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Green Bonds to Surge Past $200 Billion in 2019, Says Moody’s

The global green bond market hit a new all-time quarterly high during the second quarter of this year according to...

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  • 09 AUG 2019
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IKEA Singapore Partners to Offer Free Recycling Bins

To facilitate and improve household recycling in Singapore, the country’s National Environment Agency (NEA) and IKEA Singapore have jointly launched...

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  • 08 AUG 2019
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Schoolchildren in China Work Overnight to Produce Amazon Alexa Devices

Hundreds of schoolchildren have been drafted to make Amazon’s Alexa devices in China in attempt to meet production targets for...

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  • 06 AUG 2019
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Shell Considers Solar Panels to Power Singapore Refinery Site

Shell Considers Solar Panels to Power Singapore Refinery Site...

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  • 06 AUG 2019
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Honda Opens Malaysia’s First ‘green’ 3S Centre

Malaysia recently opened its new 3S Centre which is certified by Green Building Index, making it the first car showroom...

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  • 05 AUG 2019
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Indian State to Map Cotton Supply Chain to Stamp Out Child Labour

Telanga in India is to map its entire supply chain as part of a collaboration with the ILO to eradicate...

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  • 05 AUG 2019
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BP Teams Up With DiDi to Develop China’s EV Charging Network

BP has teamed up with Chinese ride hailing company DiDi to develop plans for a network of electric vehicle chargers...

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  • 02 AUG 2019
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Volvo Cars in First Blockchain Project for Recycled Cobalt

Volvo Cars in First Blockchain Project for Recycled Cobalt...

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  • 01 AUG 2019
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Blackrock Lost $90 Billion Investing in Fossil Fuel Companies, Report Finds

BlackRock, the world’s biggest investor, has lost an estimated $90 billion over the last decade by ignoring financial risks of...

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  • 30 JUL 2019
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Companies Resist Hong Kong ESG Disclosure Proposal

Some of Asia’s biggest companies are pushing back against plans from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to demand greater disclosure...

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  • 30 JUL 2019
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Sephora’s Online Customers in Se Asia Hit by Data Breach

Sephora’s customers who have online accounts were alerted yesterday to a data breach discovered by the company in the...

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  • 30 JUL 2019
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Energy-efficient Businesses Cut $55 Million Off Annual Bills

A coalition of 18 large businesses have collectively cut $55 million off their energy costs by implementing better efficiency measures,...

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  • 26 JUL 2019
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Australia to Set Up Antitrust Office to Police Facebook and Google

Australia said it will establish the world''s first dedicated office within an antitrust regulator to police Facebook Inc and Google....

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  • 26 JUL 2019
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Schroders Buys Majority Stake in Impact Investor Blueorchard

Schroders is to acquire a majority stake in impact investor BlueOrchard, underscoring growing mainstream investor interest in this extension of...

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  • 25 JUL 2019
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Unilever Warns It Will Sell Off Brands That Hurt the Planet or Society

Unilever has warned it will sell off brands that do not contribute positively to society, including big brands such as...

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  • 24 JUL 2019
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Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signalling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks

Financial services company Moody’s Corporation has purchased a controlling stake in a firm that measures the physical risks of climate...

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  • 24 JUL 2019
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Goodyear Malaysia Officially Launches Solar Power Initiative to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Goodyear Malaysia has launched its sustainability initiative – the installation of 6,680 solar panels to power up and reduce carbon...

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  • 24 JUL 2019
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Indonesia Plans to Solve Its Waste Crisis by Burning Waste for Electricity

The Indonesian government plans to burn waste to fuel power plants in four cities on the island of Java as...

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  • 24 JUL 2019
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Gojek Introduces Charge for Disposable Cutlery

Indonesia’s largest online food delivery service, Go-Food, has become the first in Southeast Asia to introduce a charge for disposable...

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  • 23 JUL 2019
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28 Companies With Combined Market Cap of $1.3 Trillion Set New Level of Climate Ambition

28 companies with a total market capitalisation of $1.3 trillion are setting new climate ambitions in response to a call-to-action...

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  • 18 JUL 2019
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Instagram Hides Like Count in International Test “to Remove Pressure”

Social media platform Instagram is hiding the number of ‘likes’ on posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, in...

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  • 18 JUL 2019
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Indonesia’s President Signals a Transition Away From Coal Power

Indonesia’s President has reportedly expressed his intention to wean Indonesia off coal, in a move that runs counter to his...

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  • 17 JUL 2019
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Malaysia and Indonesia Committed to Challenge EU’s Biofuel Regulation

Malaysia and Indonesia are both committed to challenge the EU Delegated Act that curbs palm oil use in biofuels through...

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  • 17 JUL 2019
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To End Slavery, Free 10,000 People a Day for a Decade, Report Says

More than 40 million people have been estimated to be captive in modern slavery, which includes forced labor and forced...

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  • 16 JUL 2019
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Recruitment Agency for the Ethically-minded to Open in Asia

For jobseekers who value corporate behaviour as much as their pay cheques, a new recruitment firm could match them with...

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  • 16 JUL 2019
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Chinese Food Giant Raises $2.1 Billion in Country’s First Sustainability Loan

The trading division of China’s biggest food company signed a $2.1 billion loan that links all of its main financing...

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  • 16 JUL 2019
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Most Big Companies Fail to Report Role in Deforestation, Report

Most big companies are failing to report the damage their operations are doing to forests despite committing to lighten their...

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  • 14 JUL 2019
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ESG Money Market Funds Grow 15 Percent in First Half of 2019

ESG Money Market Funds Grow 15 Percent in First Half of 2019...

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  • 11 JUL 2019
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Jakarta Residents Sue Government Over ‘world’s Filthiest’ Air Quality

Jakarta Residents Sue Government Over ‘world’s Filthiest’ Air Quality...

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  • 10 JUL 2019
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Melaka Steps Up Climate Action as It Copes With Traffic Congestion, Flooding and Other Woes

Melaka Steps Up Climate Action as It Copes With Traffic Congestion, Flooding and Other Woes...

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  • 10 JUL 2019
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More Than 7,000 Higher Education Institutions Worldwide Declare Climate Emergency

More than 7,000 higher and further education institutions worldwide have declared a climate emergency in a letter recognising the drastic...

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  • 09 JUL 2019
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China’s War on Pollution Could Boost Solar Power

China’s efforts to reduce chronic air pollution could increase its ability to generate solar power by up to 13 percent...

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  • 09 JUL 2019
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Indonesia Sends Contaminated Rubbish, Including Used Nappies, Back to Australia

Indonesia will immediately send eight containers holding 210 tonnes of household rubbish back to Australia after inspectors declared the material...

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  • 08 JUL 2019
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Imagine Venture Founded by Ex-unilever CEO to Drive Corporate Action Towards SDGs

Imagine Venture Founded by Ex-unilever CEO to Drive Corporate Action Towards SDGs...

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  • 08 JUL 2019
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Construction Company First to Be Punished for Operating Drone Outdoors Without Permit in Singapore

Singapore construction company LT Sambo has been fined $9,000 for operating a drone outdoors without a permit, the first-ever conviction...

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  • 05 JUL 2019
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Sime Darby Plantation Strengthens Policy on Suppliers Who Violate No-deforestation Commitments

Sime Darby Plantation Strengthens Policy on Suppliers Who Violate No-deforestation Commitments...

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  • 04 JUL 2019
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Malaysia’s Petronas Looks to Chemical Recycling to Tackle Plastic Waste Problem

Malaysia’s Petronas Looks to Chemical Recycling to Tackle Plastic Waste Problem...

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  • 04 JUL 2019
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BIMB Unit Inks UNPRI For ESG Investments

BIMB Investment Management Bhd has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment to incorporate ESG factors into investment decisions....

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  • 03 JUL 2019
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Apple Pulled 634 Apps From the App Store at the Request of Governments

Apple’s most recent transparency report includes two new categories detailing government-directed app takedown requests, one covering legal violations and another...

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  • 03 JUL 2019
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Sime Darby Plantation to Constructively Engage Suppliers Who Violate No-deforestation Policy

Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) has announced that it is committed to working with suppliers via constructive re-engagement, instead of...

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  • 02 JUL 2019
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China Pledges to Strengthen Climate Plan by 2020

China has made its clearest signal yet of an intention to heighten climate action, pledging to increase its climate targets...

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  • 29 JUN 2019
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Solar Foods Plan to Sell 50 Million Meals Made From Electricity, Water and Air

Solar Foods, a company that makes food from electricity, water and air, plans to have 50 million meals’ worth of...

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  • 27 JUN 2019
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Asian Firms With Women Leaders Deliver Better Financial Results

Southeast Asian and Chinese companies with more women on their boards delivered better financial results than those dominated by men...

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  • 27 JUN 2019
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Report: World Falling Short on SDGs’ Clean Energy Agenda

Despite “notable” global progress towards SDG 7, policies, investment and physical infrastructure are still not sufficient to deliver on...

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  • 26 JUN 2019
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Investors With $34 Trillion Demand Urgent Climate Change Action

Investors managing more than $34 trillion (£27 trillion) in assets, nearly half the world’s invested capital, are demanding urgent action...

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  • 25 JUN 2019
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Global Coalition of Cities Launches the ‘open Mobility Foundation’

Global Coalition of Cities Launches the ‘open Mobility Foundation’...

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  • 25 JUN 2019
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British Waste Management Firm, Biffa, Guilty of Sending Nappies to China

British waste management firm, Biffa, has been convicted of breaking the law by sending household rubbish to China that was...

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  • 25 JUN 2019
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Japan’s Suntory Joins Rival Coca Cola to Push Vietnam on Plastic Recycling

Japanese beverage giant Suntory Holdings has said it team with rival Coca-Cola to push the Vietnam government to create a...

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  • 25 JUN 2019
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G20 Coal Subsidies Rise Despite Climate Pledges, Say Energy Researchers

The world’s leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at risk...

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  • 21 JUN 2019
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MSCI Launches New Climate Change Indexes

MSCI has expanded its range of climate indexes to help investors navigate and measure the investment opportunities and risks associated...

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  • 20 JUN 2019
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UN Global Compact Launches Event Series to Accelerate Progress on the SDGs at the Local Level

The UN Global Compact is launching a series of events to accelerate progress on the SDGs at the national level...

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  • 20 JUN 2019
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Sunseap Gets S$43m Loan to Put Solar Power Systems on Rooftops in Singapore

Renewable energy firm Sunseap has secured a S$43 million green loan to install solar power systems on rooftops across Singapore...

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  • 19 JUN 2019
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Palm Oil Importers Won't Meet Zero Deforestation Goals by 2020

European palm oil importers are unlikely to be able to ensure that the products they sell are “deforestation-free” by the...

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  • 19 JUN 2019
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Asian Development Bank to Stop Funding Coal-fired Power Plants

The Asian Development Bank has plans to stop funding coal-fired power plants, except in selected countries where the bank considers...

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  • 19 JUN 2019
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Aerospace Giants Back Technology to Provide ‘relentless’ Aviation Decarbonisation

Chief technology officers of seven major aerospace manufacturers released a statement outlining how the firms are committed to sharing...

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  • 17 JUN 2019
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Malaysian Banks Lead Southeast Asian Peers for Board Diversity

Malaysia’s large banks have the highest board representation for women across the Southeast Asian region, outpacing peers in Singapore and...

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  • 14 JUN 2019
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First Bamboo Structured Telecommunication Tower to Be Built by End of 2019 in Malaysia

Telecommunications services company Edotco Group Sdn Bhd is planning to install its first bamboo structured telecommunication tower in Malaysia by...

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  • 13 JUN 2019
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Singapore Emerges as One of the Most Sustainable Investment Markets Globally

Singapore has emerged as one of the most sustainable investment markets in the world, according to research by asset management...

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  • 13 JUN 2019
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Sustainable Living Brands Delivered Record 69% of Unilever’s 2018 Turnover Growth

Unilever’s ‘Sustainable Living’ brands, those which integrate sustainability into products and values, grew 69 percent faster last year than the...

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  • 11 JUN 2019
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Business Giants Launch Plastics ‘credit’ Scheme to Tackle Pollution

Danone, Veolia, Nestlé and Tetra Pak have jointly launched a global initiative aimed at standardising and accelerating corporate action on...

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  • 11 JUN 2019
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Indonesia to Ban New Forest Clearing for Plantations and Logging

A provisional moratorium on issuing forest-clearing permits for plantations and logging is expected to be made permanent, Indonesian officials have...

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  • 06 JUN 2019
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TCFD Says More Companies Need to Disclose “decision-useful Climate-related Financial Information”

Disclosure of climate-related data to TCFD have increased by more than 50 percent, but companies aren’t providing enough information...

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  • 06 JUN 2019
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GE Lost Billions by ‘misjudging’ Renewables, Report Says

Investors in General Electric lost tens of billions of dollars as it failed to adapt to the pace of the...

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  • 05 JUN 2019
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Leading Asia Pacific Equity and Fixed Income Investors Identify Barriers to ESG Integration

Leading Asia Pacific equity and fixed income investors identify barriers to ESG integration, new research by CFA Institute and the...

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  • 04 JUN 2019
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New Hub for Social Enterprises Aims to Spur Ideas on Sustainability

The Temasek Shophouse, a co-working hub for social enterprises was launched on Monday (June 3) by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam...

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  • 03 JUN 2019
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No Country Is Set to Achieve Gender Equality by 2030

No country is on track to achieve gender equality by 2030, according to a new index measuring progress against Goal...

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  • 03 JUN 2019
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London Stock Exchange Group Buys Analytics Provider Beyond Ratings

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has acquired Beyond Ratings, a Paris-based provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analytics for...

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  • 29 MAY 2019
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Millions at Risk of Child Labour in Manufacturing Hubs, Says New Research

Child labour is an “extreme risk” in one in 10 countries globally, according to research by global risk and strategic...

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  • 28 MAY 2019
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Asian Consumers Increasingly Aware of Biodiversity

A majority of Asian consumers feel that companies are morally obligated to positively impact biodiversity, according to the latest survey...

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  • 28 MAY 2019
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VW to Alter Battery Plan as Samsung Deal at Risk

Volkswagen AG is reworking its battery-purchasing plan worth approximately RM234.5 billion over concerns a supply deal with Samsung SDI Co...

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  • 27 MAY 2019
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Japan Firms Set Up Consortium to Enhance Climate-related Financial Disclosure

Japanese companies have set up a consortium to help improve reporting of the financial impacts of climate-related risks and opportunities,...

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  • 24 MAY 2019
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Palm Oil Watchdog to Create Separate Standards for Smallholders

A global palm oil industry watchdog is planning a separate standard for smallholders to help them adopt sustainable practices and...

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  • 23 MAY 2019
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Philippines Threatens to Dump Rubbish Back in Canadian Waters as Row Deepens

Philippines president orders to send 69 containers of waste back to Canada and leave the containers within Canada’s territorial waters...

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  • 23 MAY 2019
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Warnings Over New Law to Protect Workers in Thai Fishing Industry

New legislation follows years of global scrutiny over abuse of Thai and migrant workers and mandates basic rights such as...

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  • 22 MAY 2019
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Prada to Stop Using Fur From Next Year

Fashion house Prada has announced it is to stop using fur from next year...

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  • 21 MAY 2019
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China Calls Out Big Firms on Pollution Violations

China has publicly accused dozens of firms, including some of its biggest state enterprises, of exceeding pollution limits and breaching...

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  • 21 MAY 2019
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Hong Kong Raises $1 Billion in Oversubscribed First Green Bond

Hong Kong raised $1 billion from the sale of its first green bond, as it looks to establish itself as...

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  • 21 MAY 2019
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S&P Dow Jones Indices Launches Global ESG Index Series

S&P Dow Jones Indices, the world’s leading index provider has released the latest addition to its global Environmental, Social and...

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  • 16 MAY 2019
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KFC Parent Company Expands Its Sustainability Plans for China

Yum China, parent company of KFC, has become the first restaurant company in mainland China to receive the International Sustainability...

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  • 15 MAY 2019
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Volvo Cars Signs Electric Battery Deal With Two Asian Manufacturers

Volvo Cars has signed a multibillion-dollar deal to buy electric car batteries from two leading Asian manufacturers to supply the...

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  • 15 MAY 2019
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Sime Darby Plantation Tops ASEAN Business and Human Rights Study

The world’s largest oil palm planter by area, Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, has ranked first on a recent study on...

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  • 15 MAY 2019
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China Remains the Most Attractive Renewables Market Despite Subsidy Cuts

China is the most attractive market for investment in renewable energy for the fourth year in a row and growth...

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  • 13 MAY 2019
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Nearly All Countries Agree to Stem Flow of Plastic Waste Into Poor Nations

Almost all the world’s countries have agreed on a deal aimed at restricting shipments of hard-to-recycle plastic waste to poorer...

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  • 10 MAY 2019
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UOB Is Singapore’s Third Bank to Quit Coal Power Lending in a Month

Singapore’s United Overseas Bank has announced it will stop funding coal-fired power plants to focus on funding renewable projects in...

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  • 10 MAY 2019
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SEC Approves New Alternative Stock Exchange Backed by Technology Leaders

The US government has approved the formation of a new Silicon Valley stock exchange following regulatory criticism late last year....

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  • 09 MAY 2019
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Singapore Fake News Law Polices Chats and Online Platforms

Singapore Fake News Law Polices Chats and Online Platforms...

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  • 08 MAY 2019
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PR1MA to Build Homes for Malaysians in M40 Group

The Malaysian government is to continue with PR1MA''s housing programme, making housing affordable to the Rakyat middle-income (M40) group...

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  • 06 MAY 2019
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UN’s Landmark Biodiversity Report Generates Response From Global Governments

A landmark report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has revealed that a million species are...

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  • 02 MAY 2019
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Malaysia Minister Lambasts Singapore’s Stance on Palm Oil

Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister expressed disappointment of anti-palm oil sentiment in Singapore, calling for solidarity during EU''s decision...

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  • 01 MAY 2019
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AB Sugar Launches Global Innovation Challenge to Address Water Stewardship

AB Sugar has partnered with WaterAid to launch a new initiative aimed at spurring innovation that can solve the challenge...

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  • 29 APR 2019
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Staff of Samsung Biopharmaceutical Unit Are Accused of Destroying Evidence

Two executives of Samsung’s biopharmaceutical unit have been arrested on suspicion of destroying evidence to cover up an alleged...

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  • 29 APR 2019
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Fund Managers Worth $10.2 Trillion Urge Oil Firms to Align With Paris Agreement Goals

Oil companies will cease to be attractive investments unless they quickly adopt low carbon business models that support the Paris...

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  • 25 APR 2019
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Shell Faces Pressure on Gay Rights Over Brunei Venture

Shell faces calls from Eumedion to use its position as the joint owner of Brunei’s biggest oil and gas venture...

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  • 24 APR 2019
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Contaminated Plastics Exports to Be Returned

All plastics exports that have been brought into Malaysia under false declaration would be returned to the exporting origin countries....

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  • 23 APR 2019
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Peat Protection Rule May Inadvertently Cause Destruction to Indonesia’s Forests

An Indonesian government regulation that prohibits logging companies from developing on peatland concessions could push paper manufacturers to source wood...

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  • 17 APR 2019
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OCBC Says Coal Plants It Currently Finances in Vietnam Will Be Its Last

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd said two Vietnamese coal-fired power plants will be the last it finances as it increases funding...

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  • 16 APR 2019
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Singapore’s ‘Fake News’ Law Worrying Academics

Nearly 100 academics worldwide have expressed concern over Singapore’s proposed law against “fake news”....

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  • 15 APR 2019
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Petronas Acquires Singapore-Based Solar Power Company Amplus Energy

Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas has acquired a Singapore-based solar energy company as part of a strategy to...

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  • 15 APR 2019
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Guinness Maker Diageo Removes Plastic From Multipacks

Drinks giant Diageo to remove plastic from multipacks of Guinness and ring carriers and shrink wrap from other beer brands....

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  • 13 APR 2019
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Microsoft’s Work With Military Causes Concern

Microsoft has collaborated with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on AI, elevating concerns about China’s high-tech surveillance...

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  • 12 APR 2019
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Environmental NGO Urges Closure of Chinese Hotel ‘Spewing Raw Sewage’ on Cambodian Resort Island

An environmental watchdog has asked Cambodia’s government to shut down a Chinese-owned hotel and casino for pouring raw sewage into...

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  • 10 APR 2019
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SDGs Becoming a ‘New Compass’ for Sustainable Investing, Survey Finds

Over half of institutional investors to have incorporated ESG issues into their frameworks are using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals...

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  • 09 APR 2019
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Burger King to Remove 'racist' Chopsticks Advert

Burger King has removed an advert which shows western people trying to eat a burger with oversized red chopsticks following...

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  • 08 APR 2019
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Women Leading Roles in New Malaysia

The Malaysian government is expected to appoint its first female Public Accounts Committee''s chairperson...

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  • 08 APR 2019
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Cambodia Announces Hydropower, Solar Projects Amid Widespread Electricity Shortages

Cambodia’s government on Friday approved a hydropower dam and solar energy plant to ease the strain on the country’s electricity...

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  • 05 APR 2019
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CDL Is Granted $500m in Green Loans for New Property Developments

City Developments Limited has been granted $500 million in green loans - the first time such financing will be used...

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  • 04 APR 2019
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Mit Cuts Partnerships With China's Huawei and Zte Over Risks

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is cutting ties with Chinese telecoms groups Huawei and ZTE following concerns over cyber security risks...

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  • 04 APR 2019
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17,000 Households in Kulai Go Dry After Ammonia Pollution in Sungai Sayong

Reservoir next to oil palm refinery bursts, causing ammonia-contaminated water to flow into Sungai Sayong...

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  • 03 APR 2019
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Natural Gas Roadmap to Drive Socio-economic Progress in Malaysia

The Malaysian Gas Association has urged stakeholders from across the industry to formulate a comprehensive Natural Gas Roadmap to...

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  • 03 APR 2019
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Lynas Malaysia Prepared to Comply With Government Review Committee's Recommendations

Lynas Malaysia has reiterated its preparedness to comply with the review committee''s recommendation to store its water leach purification ...

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  • 03 APR 2019
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Malaysian Electrical Utility Company, Tenaga Nasional Bhd Is Launching a Campaign to Promote Energy Efficiency

Tenaga Nasional Bhd is launching a campaign to promote energy efficiency to remind and educate Malaysians on the significance of...

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  • 03 APR 2019
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Toyota to Make Thousands of Hybrid Car Patents Royalty-free to Challenge the Shift to Electric

Toyota plans to make thousands of its hybrid technology patents royalty-free to help keep the technology relevant by encouraging competitors...

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  • 02 APR 2019
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Global Calls for Boycott of Brunei-owned Luxury Hotels

City leaders in the United States have joined the call from a number of celebrities to boycott hotels owned by...

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  • 01 APR 2019
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Google Blocks China Adverts for Sites That Help Bypass State Censorship

Google has stopped distributing advertisements in China for two websites that review anti-censorship software, signalling the US tech giant’s efforts...

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  • 28 MAR 2019
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Global ‘collapse’ in Number of New Coal-fired Power Plants

The number of coal-fired power plants being developed around the world has collapsed in the last three years, according to...

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  • 27 MAR 2019
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KPMG to Launch Board Evaluation Software

KPMG to develop software to automate and improve efficiency of the board effectiveness evaluation process...

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  • 27 MAR 2019
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Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin Shares Her Vision for Malaysia

Nine months after she was appointed to lead Malaysia’s environment ministry, Yeo Bee Yin spoke to Eco-Business about gender equality,...

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  • 25 MAR 2019
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HQ of Singapore Construction Firm Being Built With Sustainable Material From Local Waste

Sustainable construction material from local construction and industrial waste to be used in building HQ...

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  • 24 MAR 2019
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Securities Commission Committed to Facilitating Sustainable Financing, Investment Ecosystem

Securities Commission Malaysia to continue supporting development of sustainable financing through green sukuk...

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  • 22 MAR 2019
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UN Human Rights Council Calls on Businesses for Better Protection of Environmental Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Council calling on businesses to recognise and protect environmental human rights defenders...

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  • 21 MAR 2019
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Upgrade Existing Roads Instead of Building New Ones to Protect the Environment, Says Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal

Sabah government is re-looking project proposals for the Pan-Borneo Highway, with a view to expand existing roads instead of building...

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  • 18 MAR 2019
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Rio Asks Shareholders to Vote Against Emissions Resolution

Mining company Rio Tinto advised shareholders to vote against reporting its direct and customer emissions...

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  • 15 MAR 2019
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Italian Oil and Gas Company to Plant Forests to Make Up for Polluting

Italian oil and gas company Eni SpA to plant acres of forests in Africa to support its commitment to reduce...

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  • 13 MAR 2019
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Bank Pembangunan Launches RM1 Billion Fund for Sustainable Development

Bank Pembangunan Malaysia launched RM1 billion fund to support business towards green growth and sustainability, as part of Malaysia''s efforts...

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  • 13 MAR 2019
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IKEA and Shipping Giant CMA CGM to Pilot First Sustainable Marine Biofuel

IKEA and shipping group CMA CGM to pilot the first sustainable marine biofuel, made from forest residues and waste cooking...

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  • 13 MAR 2019
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ICDM Calls for 'rightsizing' of Pay Gap Between Executive and Non-executive Directors

Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia calls for addressing the disparity in remuneration of independent directors and executive director to promote...

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  • 11 MAR 2019
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  • 06 MAR 2019
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PRI to Tackle 'fundamental' Legal Questions About Considering Impact

PRI to work with the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative to tackle legal questions around sustainability impacts of investment activity...

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  • 06 MAR 2019
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World Bank: Malaysian Firms Have More Women Board Members Than Those in APAC

World Bank report on executive gender representation shows that Malaysian firms on average have more women board members than those...

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  • 06 MAR 2019
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Gender Pay Reporting May Start in Weeks Across Corporate America, Following the UK

New court ruling may force large US companies to report on their employee wages broken down by sex and ethnicity,...

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  • 06 MAR 2019
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Singapore Government Bans Key Source of Artificial Trans-fat

Singaporean government to soon ban partially hydrogenated oils in pre-packaged products...

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  • 05 MAR 2019
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4 Trends That Will Shape Sustainability in Asia by 2030

From rising consumerism to plastics consumption, a report by Forum for the Future highlights the key trends that could make...

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  • 04 MAR 2019
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WWF Accused of Funding Guards Who Torture and Kill in Poaching War

WWF accused of causing civilian casualties in its war against poaching in Asia and Africa, according to a Buzzfeed investigation...

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  • 01 MAR 2019
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Petronas’ New Foundation to Centralise CSR Work

Petronas launches new foundation to streamline CSR activities focusing on education, community and the environment...

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  • 01 MAR 2019
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Malaysia Plans to Halt All Expansion of Palm Oil Plantations

Malaysia plans to halt all expansion of oil palm plantations this year as it seeks to dispel the oil’s reputation...

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  • 01 MAR 2019
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Most Diversity Executives Say They Lack Power to Push Change

Survey reveals the major barriers faced by executives and professionals promoting corporate diversity and inclusion...

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  • 27 FEB 2019
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MAHB Launches Kl Sustainability Charter to Lead National Aviation Growth

KL Airport adopts sustainability charter to support its ecological, social and economic strategies...

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  • 26 FEB 2019
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NGOs Urge Dbs Bank: Pull Out of ‘risky’ Indonesian Coal Power Deal

NGOs Urge Dbs Bank: Pull Out of ‘risky’ Indonesian Coal Power Deal...

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  • 26 FEB 2019
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Will Malaysia Become Southeast Asia’s Clean Energy Leader? Writes Global Greens Ambassador Christine Milne

Malaysia is well-positioned to transition to a renewable energy economy, with new leaders that are building on the success of...

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  • 25 FEB 2019
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Large Shareholders Vote Against Excessive CEO Pay

Report shows growing pay gap between average employee and executives despite asset managers and pension funds voting against excess CEO...

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  • 21 FEB 2019
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Development Bank Investments Could Halt Emissions Rises in Developing Nations, Report Finds

Report highlights the role of concessional finance from global and multi-lateral development banks in supporting growth of low-carbon markets in...

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  • 20 FEB 2019
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PRI Signatories, Representing More than $83 Trillion of Assets, Must Report Climate Change Risks from 2020

UN body on responsible investment announced new reporting measures for its signatories to report their climate change risks in their...

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  • 20 FEB 2019
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Knorr and WWF Partnership Suggests 50 Future Foods to Fix the Food System

From naturally pest-resistant grains to vitamin-rich flowers and drought-defying roots, new report outlines 50 nutritious foods that are better for...

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  • 18 FEB 2019
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Norway Starts Payments to Indonesia for Cutting Forest Emissions

Indonesia to receive first payment from Norway under the 2010 climate deal to help protect tropical forests and decrease carbon...

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  • 17 FEB 2019
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Singapore Business School Launches Southeast Asia’s First Sustainability Major

Singapore Management University launches new major course for green-minded business students, as an increasing number of companies consider a sustainability...

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  • 14 FEB 2019
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Investors Call to Remove Weapons from Indices

Institutional investors are calling on index providers to remove controversial weapons from global indices as part of a movement towards...

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  • 14 FEB 2019
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Ranked List of Every Company Assessed by DJSI Published for the First Time

DJSI Yearbook Launched: RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Yearbook has been published, containing for the first time a ranked list of every company...

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  • 14 FEB 2019
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China Environmental Crime Arrests Up More Than 50 Percent in 2018

Arrests for environmental crimes in China up due to commitment to make better use of its police and judicial authorities...

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  • 13 FEB 2019
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Malaysian Government in Discussion to Set Up Fund to Stabilise Biofuel Prices

Ministry of Primary Industries is in discussion of the possibility of setting up a ‘biofuel price stabilisation fund’ to help...

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  • 12 FEB 2019
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Global Energy Demand to Decouple from Economic Growth by 2035 – Mckinsey Study

Global energy demand will plateau by 2035 and renewable generation to account for more than half of global power supply...

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  • 12 FEB 2019
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Cigarettes in Singapore to be Sold in Standard Plain Packaging with Bigger Health Warnings

Changes to law mean cigarette packaging cannot have logos, colours, images and other promotional info...

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  • 06 FEB 2019
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Facebook to Link Employee Bonuses to Progress on Social Issues

Tackling spread of fake news, data privacy and security among social issues to be linked to employee bonuses at Facebook...

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  • 05 FEB 2019
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Stakeholders Agree on a Sustainable Natural Rubber Platform in GPSNR

Natural rubber stakeholders have agreed on a governance structure and priority actions for the Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber...

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  • 02 FEB 2019
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Malaysia Asks WHO to Pull 'Biased' Report on Palm Oil Industry

Malaysia has asked the WHO to retract a report that says the palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to...

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  • 01 FEB 2019
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Circular Food ‘Revolution’ Could Unlock $2.7 Trillion Per Year, Ellen MacArthur Study Finds

Embedding circular economy principles within the global agri-food sector could contribute $2.7 trillion to the global economy through decreased healthcare...

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  • 01 FEB 2019
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BP Links Employee Bonuses With Climate Progress in Paris Agreement Alignment Drive

Following pressure from green investors, BP to link staff bonuses to its low-carbon progress as part of its alignment toward...

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  • 31 JAN 2019
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Malaysia to Take Glovemaker to Court for Not Paying Workers

Malaysia said it would take WRP, a medical glove manufacturer to court after it failed to pay its Bangladeshi and...

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  • 30 JAN 2019
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Major Brands in Singapore Commit to Wiping Out Single - Use Plastic

As part of the World Wide Fund for Nature’s No Plastics in Nature campaign, the organisation has rolled out a...

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  • 29 JAN 2019
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Investors Press Fast Food Giants to ‘Urgently’ Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

A coalition of investment firms have called on six of the largest fast food companies to take more ambitious action...

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  • 28 JAN 2019
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SGX to Get Tougher on Auditing of Listed Companies with Proposed New Rules

The Singapore Exchange is moving to tighten the auditing of listed companies, with two new rules, in one of its...

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  • 23 JAN 2019
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International Agencies Confirm Malaysia’s Strong Credit Ratings

The Ministry of Finance said three of the world’s largest international credit rating agencies have confirmed Malaysia’s strong credit ratings,...

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  • 23 JAN 2019
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Singapore Releases Framework on How AI Can be Ethically Used

Singapore has released a framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be ethically and responsibly used, during the World Economic...

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  • 23 JAN 2019
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Only 35.2% of Malaysia’s Natural Forests Certified, Says Timber Council Chief

Only 35.2% of Malaysia’s natural forests, about 120,971 hectares of land, are certified, but more and more timber companies are...

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  • 22 JAN 2019
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ASEAN CEO's Business Outlook Dimmer Than Global Peer's

CEOs across ASEAN are harbouring greater pessimism than their global peers, in a stark turnaround from previous years, according to...

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  • 22 JAN 2019
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Finance Sector Plays Important Role in Directing Capital for Environmental Benefit: Masagos Zulkifli

Financial institutions play an important role in directing capital flows towards sustainable development, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli...

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  • 21 JAN 2019
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Appointments of New Leadership Positions Put Glcs in Better Light

The string of new leadership appointments in government-linked companies (GLCs) since last year, which will continue to set the tone...

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  • 14 JAN 2019
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RCBC establishes first green finance framework in the Philippines

Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) established its green finance framework, providing the basis for future issuances of green bonds and...

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  • 12 JAN 2019
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Olympus names activist investor to board to boost reforms

Japan’s Olympus is accelerating reform of its much-criticized governance with its first shake-up of top leadership in seven years, which...

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  • 11 JAN 2019
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NFCC to be fully operational by June this year, says Abu Kassim

The National Financial Crime Centre (NFCC) is expected to be fully operational by June this year, said National Governance, Integrity...

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  • 10 JAN 2019
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Nissan widens boardroom powers in wake of arrest of former Chairman

Nissan board is expanding its powers to improve its gaps in corporate governance after the arrest of former Chairman Carlos...

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  • 10 JAN 2019
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AIIB to promote Asian green investment with US$500 million ESG fund

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced plans for a US$500 million fund for infrastructure development in emerging Asian...

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  • 10 JAN 2019
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TNB secures RM144 million financing for its second largest solar project

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has secured RM144 million financing for its second Large Scale Solar (LSS) project in Malaysia in...

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  • 09 JAN 2019
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Hong Kong Lawmaker Vows Fresh Push for UK-Style Anti-Slavery Law

Campaigners in Hong Kong are pushing for a law to combat forced labour and exploitation, which they say is rife...

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  • 09 JAN 2019
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Indigenous and Women’s Rights Can Boost Climate Fight – UN IPCC Report

Indigenous peoples’ land rights have been recognised as important for curbing global warming for the first time in the United...

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  • 07 JAN 2019
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Cambodian Garment Company Fires More Than 1,000 Striking Workers

W&D factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has fired more than 1,000 garment workers who were on strike to demand unpaid...

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  • 06 JAN 2019
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CIMB Offers Six Months Paid Maternity Leave for First-Time Mothers

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd has announced a fresh benefit of six months paid maternity leave for its employees who become...

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  • 02 JAN 2019
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Independent Review to Maintain Integrity of Impact Bonds

MARC publishes impact bond assessment alongside its bond credit ratings....

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  • 02 JAN 2019
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Indonesia: Supreme Court Upholds Highest Ever Fine for Palm Oil Company ($69 Million) for Forest Fires

Indonesia’s Supreme Court has upheld a lower court verdict ordering PT National Sago Prima (NSP) to pay IDR 1 trillion (US$69 million)...

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  • 02 JAN 2019
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Global Governance Group Welcomes G20's Commitment to Strong and Inclusive Growth

Global Governance Group, including Malaysia, welcomes G20''s commitment to strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth....

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  • 30 DEC 2018
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Muhyiddin Proposes Fair And Equitable Sharing of the Country's Prosperity

Muhyiddin calls for country’s prosperity to be shared fairly and equitably by all citizens....

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  • 28 DEC 2018
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Malaysia Says Norway Move to Ban Palm-Based Biodiesel Could Hinder EFTA Trade Talks

Norway’s plans to ban biofuels containing palm oil from 2020 are set to provide a major obstacle to EFTA trade...

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  • 28 DEC 2018
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Malaysia's First Women Coworking Space, HelloHERA

HelloHERA Hub opens working space for Women Startups, Freelancers or Women owned businesses in KL....

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  • 27 DEC 2018
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Climate Change: Huge Costs of Warming Impacts in 2018

Extreme weather events linked to climate change cost thousands of lives and caused huge damage throughout the world in 2018,...

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  • 26 DEC 2018
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How the Fashion Industry Doubled Down on Sustainability in 2018

2018 saw multiple brands making pragmatic steps to address their environmental impact....

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  • 18 DEC 2018
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Malaysia to Launch World’s First Blockchain Bank

Malaysia wants to launch the world’s first physical blockchain bank....

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  • 12 DEC 2018
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McDonald's to Curb Antibiotic Use in its Beef Supply

McDonald’s Corp has announced its plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that...

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  • 11 DEC 2018
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Men are Still Winning Three-Quarters of New Boardroom Jobs

Three-quarters of boardroom appointments are still going to men, according to new research....

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  • 11 DEC 2018
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Malaysia is the Biggest Gainer In Corporate Governance Ranking

Malaysia ranked fourth out of 12 Asia-Pacific economies in terms of market accountability and transparency, according to the recent 2018...

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  • 10 DEC 2018
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Dozens Of Big-Name Fashion Brands Pledge to Become Carbon-Neutral By 2050

H&M Group, Inditex and Adidas are among a group of 31 big-name fashion brands to have signed a new UN...

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  • 10 DEC 2018
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Malaysia Vows Action Against World's Top Glovemaker Over Migrants' Illegal Overtime

Malaysia''s Human Resources Minister says it would take action against Top Glove Corp. Bhd, the world''s top medical glovemaker, which...

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  • 07 DEC 2018
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Unilever Pours €100,000 into Plastic-Free Laundry Tablet

Unilever announces plans to invest €100,000 in a new concept for a plastic-free laundry tablet....

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  • 07 DEC 2018
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7 Cool Sustainability Innovations From Asia in 2018

From blockchain chickens to edible packaging and zero-carbon shipping, here are some of the top climate-friendly innovations of 2018 as...

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  • 06 DEC 2018
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World's Top Glovemaker Vows Clean-Up as Migrant Workers Toil in Malaysia Factories

Malaysian firm Top Glove, a major supplier of medical and rubber gloves to 195 countries, vowed to clean up its...

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  • 05 DEC 2018
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WHO: Health Benefits Outweigh Costs of Meeting Paris Agreement Climate Goals

The health benefits of tackling climate change far outweigh the costs of investing in decarbonisation and mitigation measures, according to...

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  • 04 DEC 2018
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IKEA Completes Replanting of Three Million Rainforest Trees in Sabah

IKEA completes the replanting of three million rainforest trees at Luasong in east coast Sabah....

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  • 04 DEC 2018
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Singapore’s Ministry of Health Considers Whether to Ban Or Tax High-Sugar Drinks

Singapore could become the first country in the world to ban the sale of packaged drinks with high sugar content....

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  • 04 DEC 2018
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Banking Giants Pledge to Align Investment Portfolios with Paris Agreement

Banking giants pledge to align their respective sustainability strategies with the Paris Agreement goals....

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  • 03 DEC 2018
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HSBC: a Third of Firms Worldwide Targeting More Sustainable Supply Chains

HSBC survey finds growing numbers of businesses are targeting more sustainable supply chains....

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  • 03 DEC 2018
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Shell to Pay Executives in Line with Decarbonisation Achievements

Royal Dutch Shell to set short-term targets to reduce the net carbon footprint of its energy products and link them to...

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  • 30 NOV 2018
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50 Ceos Urge World Leaders for Ambitious Climate Policy

CEOs of 50 major global companies representing more than $1.5 trillion in revenue have urged world leaders to collaborate more...

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  • 30 NOV 2018
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Designer Stella McCartney to Launch UN Charter for Sustainable Fashion Which will Include Several Major Fast Fashion Brands

Designer Stella McCartney to launch UN charter for sustainable fashion to "ring some alarm bells" about the environmental problems caused...

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  • 28 NOV 2018
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UN: World Must Triple Efforts or Face Catastrophic Climate Change

UN report finds that a tripling of effort by governments may be needed to keep warming to stave off the...

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  • 27 NOV 2018
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Google Employees: We No Longer Believe the Company Places Values Over Profits

Over 100 Google employees sign letter calling on the company to cancel Project Dragonfly...

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  • 25 NOV 2018
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Financial Sector Develops Methodology for Biodiversity Impact

Financial institutions have developed a methodology to measure their global impact on biodiversity....

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  • 22 NOV 2018
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Bursa Among Top Five ASEAN Plcs for Corporate Governance

Bursa Malaysia Bhd has been named one of the top five public listed companies (PLCs) in the ASEAN region in...

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  • 22 NOV 2018
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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit a New Record In 2017, U.N. Says

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of...

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  • 20 NOV 2018
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Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam: Collective Leadership Needed on Sustainability

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam says Collective leadership needed on sustainability...

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  • 19 NOV 2018
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Malaysia's 2019 Budget - Does it Go Far Enough to Protect Biodiversity? WWF Malaysia's Conservation Director Dr Henry Chan Speaks Up

Malaysia’s 2019 budget included promises to protect the tropical Southeast Asian country’s rich natural heritage. But more needs to be...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Hunger stalks Asia's booming cities, says U.N. agencies

Hunger stalks Asia's booming cities, says U.N. agencies...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Malaysian youths in Penang pitch sustainable business models to tackle social issues

Malaysian youths in Penang pitch sustainable business models to tackle social issues...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Floating solar panels gaining popularity in Asia

Floating solar panels gaining popularity in Asia...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Sembcorp to build 6.2MWp rooftop solar farm in Singapore

Sembcorp to build 6.2MWp rooftop solar farm in Singapore...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Asia’s slowly tightening ESG embrace

Asia’s slowly tightening ESG embrace...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Why is it so hard to sell sustainable palm oil? Dr Simon Lord from Sime Darby shares in an interview

Why is it so hard to sell sustainable palm oil? Dr Simon Lord from Sime Darby shares in an interview...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Progress on palm oil ESG standards following investors plea

Progress on palm oil ESG standards following investors plea...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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SDP & Nestlé to elevate workers well being

SDP & Nestlé to elevate workers well being...

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  • 16 NOV 2018
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Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) publishes set of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards

Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) publishes set of industry-specific sustainability accounting standards...

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  • 15 NOV 2018
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Create Index for National Integrity and Corporate Governance, Malaysia's Economic Affairs Minister Azmin Ali Tells GIACC

Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali has proposed that the GIACC introduces a National Integrity and Corporate Governance...

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  • 15 NOV 2018
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Apple Wins Award For Making Details of its Supply Chain Public; Employs Trafficking Survivors In Efforts to Eradiate Slave Labour

Apple will employ trafficking survivors to work in its retail stores after winning an international award for making details of...

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  • 14 NOV 2018
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How Women in Asia Are Marching to #Metoo

Global, women-led #MeToo movement is finally gaining traction in Asia, as women across the region speak out against deeply-entrenched inequalities...

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  • 13 NOV 2018
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Malaysian Government Shift National Concept of Development to Focus on Inclusivity and Wellbeing

Malaysian government shift national concept of development to focus on inclusivity and wellbeing in mid-term review of the 11th Malaysia...

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  • 13 NOV 2018
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Green Bond Market Breaks Half a Trillion-Dollar Barrier

Total green bond issuance has broken the $500 billion barrier....

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  • 13 NOV 2018
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China Unveils ‘Game-Changing’ Guidelines for Green Investment

China unveils ‘game-changing’ investment guidelines on integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors....

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  • 12 NOV 2018
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Most Big Companies Failing on Human Rights Test, Ranking Shows

Most big companies operating in sectors at high risk of labor abuses are failing to meet human rights standards set...

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  • 07 NOV 2018
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Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) Committed to Strengthening Trust and Confidence of Investors

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is committed to strengthening trust and confidence of investors, says Chairman at Asian Roundtable on...

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  • 01 NOV 2018
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Plastic-Free Stores Mushroom in Malaysia

Environmentally conscious consumers in Malaysia are becoming spoilt for choice, as plastic-free stores pop up all over the capital. But...

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  • 31 OCT 2018
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Responsible Investing: Consider ESG as Financial Data, Says WWF

World Wildlife Fund urges compaines to consider ESG as financial data...

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  • 29 OCT 2018
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Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Calls on ASEAN Policies to Integrate Gender Perspective

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister has called for the need of gender perspective in the formulation and implementation of all policies,...

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  • 28 OCT 2018
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Investors Challenge 55 Companies Over Commitment to Climate Change

BMW, BP and steelmaker ArcelorMittal are being targeted by a $2 trillion group of big investors over concern that they...

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  • 26 OCT 2018
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Plastic Producers Pool US$90m to Tackle Ocean Pollution

Companies including Coca-Cola, Unilever, P&G, Danone and Dow have started a fund to find solutions to combat marine plastic pollution...

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  • 25 OCT 2018
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World Hunger has Risen for Three Straight Years, and Climate Change is a Cause

Hunger had come down over the last few decades, but has recently started to increase, and climate change’s impact on...

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  • 24 OCT 2018
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Big-Name Businesses Jointly Pledge $500,000 to Spur Action on SDGs

A group of nine corporations have collectively pledged to invest $500,000 into projects which aim to accelerate global progress on...

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  • 24 OCT 2018
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UN Honours Ambiga for Advocating Human Rights and Good Governance

Datuk S. Ambiga has been conferred an award by the United Nations (UN) in recognition of her contributions towards fulfilling...

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  • 24 OCT 2018
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Philippines to Roll Out ‘Comply or Explain’ Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, Joining Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore

Public listed companies in the country will have to conduct an annual review of their sustainability performance beginning 2019, marking...

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  • 19 OCT 2018
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Sarawak Plantation Eyes Native Land in Sabah for Palm Oil

Sarawak Plantation eyes land in Sabah belonging to native landowners for palm oil expansion...

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  • 19 OCT 2018
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Grab Appoints New Chief Technology Officer, Overseeing Development of AI for Safer Travel

Grab''s new Chief Technology Officer, Mark Porter, will focus on oversee the development of agile platforms and machine learning, AI,...

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  • 19 OCT 2018
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PwC Commits to Source 100% of Renewable Electricity for Global Operations

PwC has announced a target to source 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050 and an interim goal...

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  • 17 OCT 2018
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Bribery Probe Leaves One of Southeast Asia’s Biggest Projects in Limbo, Adding Further Strain on Investment to Indonesia

Indonesia’s anti-corruption agency has arrested nine people in a bribery investigation linked to the Lippo Group’s $21 billion Meikarta real estate project....

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  • 16 OCT 2018
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Women Make Up Only Two-Fifths of Labour Force

The participation of women in Malaysia''s labour market constitutes only two-fifths of the labour force....

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  • 16 OCT 2018
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Nextgreen to Receive RM400m Capital Injection for Green Technology Projects

Nextgreen Global Bhd has secured a RM400 million funding from Asia Capital Investment Fund (ACIF) for investment in green technology...

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  • 15 OCT 2018
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Top Corporate Bosses Pull Out Of Saudi Arabia’s ‘Davos in the Desert’ After Disappearance of Journalist

A growing number of top business leaders, including Ford and JP Morgan, are pulling out of a high-profile Saudi investment...

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  • 14 OCT 2018
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World Leaders in Impact Investment Meet in New Delhi for $30 Trillion Mission

Over 700 hundred ‘impact leaders’ from more than 50 countries gathered at the 4th annual Impact Summit in New Delhi,...

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  • 11 OCT 2018
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World Bank Releases Ranking of Countries Based on Investments In 'Human Capital', Including Health and Education

World Bank releases ranking of countries based on measure of ''human capital'', hoping to spur flurry of investments in health...

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  • 11 OCT 2018
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3/4 Of Dutch Investors Prepared to Forgo on Returns to Support ESG Causes

Almost three quarters of Dutch investors are prepared to miss out on part of potential investment returns in order to...

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  • 10 OCT 2018
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ADB, OECD Sign Agreement to Deepen Partnership for Asia-Pacific

The ADB and the OECD to work together to promote effective development policies and programs in Asia and the Pacific....

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  • 09 OCT 2018
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Singapore Refutes Oxfam Report on its Performance in Tackling Inequality

Singapore government says that the country may not spend as much as other countries on healthcare and education, but the...

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  • 08 OCT 2018
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IPCC Climate Change Report Warns Huge Risk if Global Warming Exceeds 1.5C

IPCC climate change report warns huge risk if global warming exceeds 1.5C...

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  • 07 OCT 2018
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Shell Pension Fund Challenged to Disclose Response to Climate Risk

Shell’s largest UK pension fund is under pressure from a member who says it is failing to disclose how it deals...

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  • 06 OCT 2018
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Wilmar Aims forDeforestation-free Supply Chain by 2020 After Protests

The world’s largest palm oil company has unveiled a plan to cut deforestation and labour abuses out of its supply...

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  • 05 OCT 2018
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Nestle and PepsiCo Break Ties with Indonesian Palm Oil Giant, IndoFood Group, Over Environmental and Human Rights Concerns

Big brands Nestlé and PepsiCo have decided to stop sourcing palm oil from IndoFood Group in light of longstanding allegations...

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  • 04 OCT 2018
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CapitaLand Gets $300m Sustainability-linked Loan from DBS

CapitaLand has secured a five-year, $300 million sustainability-linked loan, said to be the first and largest in Asia’s real estate sector,...

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  • 04 OCT 2018
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Singapore Firms can Now Get Insured for Damages Caused by the Haze

Singapore firms can now get insured by Zurich-based insurer Swiss Re for damages caused by the haze from burning of...

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  • 03 OCT 2018
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Responsible Investing: Southeast Asia top Destination for Impact Investments

Southeast Asia has seen a significant increase in impact investments in recent years, according to the Global Impact Investing Network...

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  • 03 OCT 2018
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Western Governments and Philanthropists Pump $20 Million into Southeast Asian Clean Energy

Western governments and philanthropists have launched a new funding platform that aims to lend US$20 million to boost renewable energy...

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  • 02 OCT 2018
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Don't Exempt Government-Linked Entities from Governance Process in Their Fundraising

Government and government-related entities should not be exempted from issuing a prospectus and disseminating proper information ahead of any securities...

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  • 02 OCT 2018
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New Report Ranks the Top 38 F&B Companies on their Efforts to Tackle Forced Labour

A new report by KnowTheChain compares efforts by the top 38 F&B companies, including Unilever, Kellogg and Coca-Cola on their...

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  • 01 OCT 2018
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Singapore's Environment Ministry rejects proposal by Singapore MP to Impose a Charge on All Single-Use Bags

The Singapore government should impose a charge on single-use carriers such as plastic bags, said Singapore MP Mr Louis Ng....

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  • 01 OCT 2018
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Unilever Takes ‘Unstereotype’ Mission to Asia

Unilever is taking its unstereotype campaign to Asia to banish gender stereotypes in advertising....

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  • 01 OCT 2018
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Malaysia Welcomes Swiss Investments in Palm Oil Downstream Activities

Malaysia welcomes Swiss investments in its palm oil industry’s downstream activities to create outputs for the benefit of mankind and...

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  • 01 OCT 2018
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Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) Launched to Enhance the Professionalism and Effectiveness of Corporate Directors

The Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM), a dedicated body established by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to enhance the...

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  • 26 SEP 2018
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A New Collaboration to Empower Woman in Terengganu

ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc (EMEPMI) in collaboration with Yayasan DiRaja Sultan Mizan (YDSM) presented certificates to 33 single...

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  • 26 SEP 2018
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Standard Chartered Bank quits coal

Standard Chartered Bank, which has loaned US$1.8 billion to coal power projects since 2010, announced today that it will not...

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  • 25 SEP 2018
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Malaysia's bioeconomy Sector Attracted RM7.5b Investments

Malaysia’s bio-based industry has recorded an approved investment worth RM7.5 billion as at December 2017....

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  • 25 SEP 2018
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Jpmorgan Widens Blockchain Payments to More Than 75 Banks

JPMorgan widens blockchain payments to more than 75 banks to see if the technology can speed up payments that have...

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  • 24 SEP 2018
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Sustainability Drums Bang Loudly at the Global Climate Action Summit

World leaders convened at the Global Climate Action Summit in the pursuit of transformative investments, healthy energy systems, inclusive economic...

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  • 24 SEP 2018
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Report Launch: Financing Our Future

The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and Aviva Investors have today launched a report that sets out actions to...

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  • 24 SEP 2018
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Malaysia to Abolish Single-Use Plastics by 2030, Introduce Plastic Bag Charge

Malaysia aims to abolish single-use plastics by 2030 and will introduce a charge for plastic bags, said the Minister of...

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  • 21 SEP 2018
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World Waste Could Grow 70 Percent as Cities Boom, Warns World Bank

Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanisation and populations rise, said the World Bank on Thursday,...

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  • 21 SEP 2018
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Unusual Resignation at KTC

The resignation of KTC''s independent director Wee Hock Kee has sparked a debate over the role and responsibilities of independent...

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  • 20 SEP 2018
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Ban on Plastic Straws in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan From Jan 1, 2019

Plastic straws will be banned in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1, 2019, following the ban on plastic bags...

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  • 20 SEP 2018
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Global Goal to End Poverty by 2030 Unlikely to be Met

According to the World Bank, about 480 million people-some 6 percent of the world-will remain in extreme poverty if no...

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  • 19 SEP 2018
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BIMB Launches World’s First Retail ESG Sukuk Fund

BIMB has launched the BIMB ESG Sukuk Fund, the world’s first ESG-based retail sukuk fund....

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  • 18 SEP 2018
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Sime Prop Makes it into DJSI

Sime Darby Property Bhd (Sime Prop) has been recognised as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)....

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  • 17 SEP 2018
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Investors Worth $6.4 Trillion Call on Firms to Tackle Supply Chain Deforestation Risks

Investors worth $6.4 trillion of assets under management have called on companies sourcing beef and related cattle products to mitigate...

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  • 17 SEP 2018
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IMF Boss Says it Should be Politically Incorrect for Firms Not to have Senior Women

The head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has said it should be “politically incorrect” for companies not to have a...

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  • 12 SEP 2018
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HSBC Raises Alarm Over Low Levels of TCFD Awareness

A survey carried out by HSBC has found that less than 10 percent of investors and companies are aware of...

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  • 12 SEP 2018
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Women in Boards: Switching Focus to Top 101-300 Companies

Women in Boards: Switching Focus to Top 101-300 Companies...

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  • 07 SEP 2018
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FGV Holdings Bhd Appoints Former Bursa CEO Yusli to its Board

FGV Holdings has appointed former Bursa CEO Yusli as chairman of the nomination...

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  • 05 SEP 2018
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UK’s Ethical Investment Market to Reach £48bn by 2027

The UK’s socially responsible investing (SRI) market will grow by 173%...

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  • 03 SEP 2018
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Huadian Fuxin Energy Eyes Projects in Southeast Asia

State-backed Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation is seeking out opportunities...

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  • 03 SEP 2018
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World Bank to Launch First Sustainable Water Bond

The first in a series of World Bank bonds to promote sustainable water use...

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  • 03 SEP 2018
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  • 03 SEP 2018
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Deforestation is a Bigger Climate Threat than ‘Green’ Coal, Says Indonesian Official

Deforestation poses a bigger problem for the climate than burning coal in Indonesia...

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  • 31 AUG 2018
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Myanmar Dam Breach Floods Villages, Major Highway

An irrigation dam in Myanmar collapsed, forcing more than 63,000 people from their homes - in a second dam collapse...

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  • 29 AUG 2018
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Top ASEAN Listed Companies Show Improvement in Disclosures Of Anti-Corruption Practices

A study on Corporate Disclosure on Business Integrity in ASEAN found that corporate disclosure of anti-corruption practices by top ASEAN...

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  • 29 AUG 2018
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Malaysia's Palm Oil Production to Drop In 2018 on Lower Yields

Malaysia’s palm oil output is expected to drop to 19.8 million tonnes in 2018 due to lower yields, said Oil...

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  • 28 AUG 2018
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Will Sustainability Ever Trump Price for Asian Consumers?

People often say they will pay a premium for sustainable products. But there’s a difference between what people say in...

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  • 28 AUG 2018
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World's Top Activist Fund Sets its Sights on One of Singapore's Banks

The world''s best-performing activist fund returned 103 percent in seven months by targeting mainly smaller Asian companies in industries from...

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  • 28 AUG 2018
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China to Prosecute Former Bright Food Chairman for Graft

China will prosecute the former chairman of state-owned conglomerate Bright Food Group for corruption after a probe found he had...

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  • 27 AUG 2018
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CIMB is First ASEAN Bank to Join UN's Initiative for Responsible Banking

CIMB Group Holdings has become a member of the United Nation''s (UN) Environment Programme Finance Initiative Principles for Responsible Banking...

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  • 23 AUG 2018
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Global Food Waste Could Rise by a Third by 2030, According to Study

Food waste could rise by almost a third by 2030 when more than 2 billion tonnes will be binned, researchers...

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  • 23 AUG 2018
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LGIM Backs Call for IOSCO to Foster Harmonised Climate Risk Reporting

LGIM backs call for the International Organisation of Securities Commissions to play its role in ensuring the usefulness of climate...

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  • 23 AUG 2018
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Global Sustainability Projects Receive $100,000 Each to Advance SDGs

UN-backed competition to support green growth and help advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has selected 11 projects to each...

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  • 23 AUG 2018
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RSPO, Based in Malaysia, Urged to Take "Giant Leap" to Save Forests

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is conducting a review to strengthen its standards, aiming to publish new guidelines...

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  • 22 AUG 2018
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New York Announces Historic Legislation to Cut Biggest Source of Carbon Dioxide - Big Buildings

A New York City lawmaker has announced a bill to order massive energy use cuts to big buildings, the city’s...

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  • 21 AUG 2018
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Report: EU Carbon Prices Could Hit €40 Per Tonne Over Next Five Years

European Union (EU) carbon prices could more than double between 2019 and 2023, spurring the transition away from coal power....

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  • 21 AUG 2018
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Google is ‘Taking AI to The Next Level’ to Cut Data Centre Energy Use

Google is now allowing its artificial intelligence (AI) system – rather than its staff – to directly control its data centre...

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  • 20 AUG 2018
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Australia Waters Down Commitment to Climate Accord Amid Domestic Political Fight

Australian Prime Minister has stripped requirements for reducing greenhouse emissions from his centrepiece energy policy....

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  • 16 AUG 2018
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MaGIC, UN Launch Bootcamp for Youth-led Startups, Social Enterprises in Malaysia

The Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has announced a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Malaysia...

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  • 15 AUG 2018
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Oil Firms Use Secretive Court Hearing In Bid to Stop Vietnam Taxing their Profits

ConocoPhillips and Perenco have launched a pre-emptive legal strike, seeking to stop Vietnam from collecting taxes on profits made in...

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  • 15 AUG 2018
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World Bank Appoints New Country Manager for Malaysia

Mr. Firas Raad has been appointed as the new Country Manager for the World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research...

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  • 15 AUG 2018
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The World Economic Forum Warns that AI May Destabilize the Financial System

Artificial intelligence will reshape the world of finance over the next decade or so by automating investing and other services....

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  • 15 AUG 2018
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More Companies Tapping Singapore Government Scheme to Develop Healthy Food Products

More Companies Tapping Singapore Government Scheme to Develop Healthy Food Products...

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  • 13 AUG 2018
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Investors Worth $6.7 Trillion urge RSPO to Strengthen Palm oil Standards

More than 90 institutional investors representing over $6.7 trillion in assets under management have called on the RSPO to strengthen its...

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  • 13 AUG 2018
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DBS and Wilmar Sign US$100 Million Sustainability Linked-loan

Wilmar International is collaborating with Singapore lender DBS to promote corporate responsibility through a sustainability-linked loan....

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  • 10 AUG 2018
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Surbana Jurong, Malaysia's Help University to set up Green Design and Technology Centre

Surbana Jurong and Help University sets up a Green Design and Technology Centre to offer courses on renewable energies, sustainable...

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  • 08 AUG 2018
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BIMB Investment Targets RM150m for ESG Fund

MIMB Investment has launched the world’s first environmental, social and governance sukuk fund....

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  • 07 AUG 2018
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Apple partners with Etsy, Swiss Re and Akamai on Renewables Project

Apple is collaborating with Akamai, Swiss Re and Etsy to develop two new wind and solar farms to increase access to renewable energy....

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  • 06 AUG 2018
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Monetary Authority of Singapore Revised Code of Governance Conduct; Singapore Exchange Amends Listing Rules Accordingly

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has accepted all the recommendations by the Corporate Governance Council and issued the revised...

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  • 03 AUG 2018
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De Beers is Building Blockchain to Trace Diamonds from Mine to Customer

De Beers is building the first end-to-end diamond industry blockchain platform that will securely track a diamond from the mine...

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  • 03 AUG 2018
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Plastic Made from Crushed Crab Shells and Discarded Wood Chippings Holds Promise of Solving Plastic Woes

US chemists are trying to turn natural waste, such as crushed crab shells and discarded wood chippings, into natural polymers...

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  • 02 AUG 2018
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AB InBev Launches Green Innovation Start-Up Accelerator

AB InBev is launching the 100+ Accelerator to support start-ups working on solving climate challenges....

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  • 02 AUG 2018
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Smaller Firms Should Have to Report Gender Pay Gap, UK Mps Say

MPs suggest the UK government should force medium-sized companies to reveal their gender pay gaps and larger law firms to...

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  • 01 AUG 2018
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Wall Street is Adding a New “Weinstein clause” to Deals

Wall Street advisors are adding guarantees to merger agreements, known as “the Weinstein clause”, that legally vouch for the behaviour...

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  • 01 AUG 2018
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61 Million Research Lab Set up in Singapore to Engineer Eco-Friendly Building Solutions

A new $61 million research laboratory has been set up by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and its partners to...

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  • 01 AUG 2018
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Heineken Malaysia Invests an Additional RM2.5 Million for Water Conservation

Heineken Malaysia is investing an additional RM2.5 million to set up rainwater harvesting systems and build wetland plantations to protect...

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  • 31 JUL 2018
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Investors and Corporates Step up Calls for “Zero Deforestation”

Investors, managing over $2.8 trillion of assets, call for renewed effort to bring an end to deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado...

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  • 27 JUL 2018
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Malaysia Committed to Sustainability of Mangrove Forests, Says Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar on International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar commits to the protection of Malaysia''s mangrove forests, in a speech...

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  • 27 JUL 2018
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Brands Make ‘Mixed Progress’ on Viscose Pollution in Asia

Luxury brands sit alongside low-cost apparel retailers and online brands when it comes to transparency in their viscose textile supply...

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  • 26 JUL 2018
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New Programme Launched in Malaysia to Boost Corporate Governance

The Malaysian Institute of Corporate Governance (MICG) together with the ICLIF Leadership and Governance Centre and Trident Solutions Sdn Bhd...

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  • 26 JUL 2018
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Ireland Ends Fossil Fuel Investments

Irish parliament has passed the Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill which will mean no more money goes into exploiting and using...

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  • 26 JUL 2018
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Macquarie Group Appoints First Female Chief Executive

Macquarie Group has announced the appointment of its first female chief executive – Shemara Wikramanayake, current head of the investment...

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  • 25 JUL 2018
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PRI Steps up Engagement on Cyber Security

PRI has published new research on corporate approaches to cyber security, suggesting that corporate reporting is falling short of expectations....

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  • 25 JUL 2018
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Younger Investors More Likely to Back Impact Investment Funds, Barclays Survey

Millennials are increasingly backing impact investment funds says new research from Barclays....

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  • 25 JUL 2018
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Pilot for Singaporean Data Protection Certification Scheme Launched

A pilot for a Singaporean data protection certification has been launched, aiming to provide consumers with greater confidence in companies’...

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  • 24 JUL 2018
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Malaysia Evolving into SRI Hub, Says RAM Ratings

RAM Ratings has positioned Malaysia as a growing sustainable responsible investment (SRI) hub, citing commitment of Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities...

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  • 24 JUL 2018
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Malaysian Financiers, Including Khazanah Nasional, Makes Pledge to Support Responsible Investment

12 financiers in Malaysia, including Khazanah Nasional, commits to drive responsible lending practices by banks and to build members’ capacity...

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  • 24 JUL 2018
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Communities Push Back Against New 'Clean Coal' Plants in the Philippines

Packaged as “clean and environment-friendly”, the two new coal plants will be built close to an intact rainforest in northern...

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  • 24 JUL 2018
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GRI, PRI, Global Compact Addresses Investor Needs In Corporate SDG Reporting

GRI, PRI and the UN Global Compact have published a new report offering guidance on how companies can align their...

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  • 20 JUL 2018
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Whatsapp to Limit Message Forwarding After Rumor-Led Violence in India

WhatsApp has responded to misinformation driven violence in India by restricting users’ ability to forward content worldwide and encouraging users...

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  • 20 JUL 2018
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Facebook Suspends Analytics Firm Over Data Sharing

Facebook suspends analytics firm due to allegations it has connections to the Kremlin and may have harvested data to build...

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  • 20 JUL 2018
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Pushing Vietnam’s Shrimp Industry in the Direction of Sustainability

The Vietnamese government and a range of international development partners are working to improve the way the country farms shrimp....

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  • 18 JUL 2018
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UN and Google Team Up to Monitor Environmental Damage

UN Environment and Google have partnered up to provide trackable data on human impacts on the environment – revealing which...

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  • 18 JUL 2018
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Sapura Energy Investors Express Unhappiness Over Directors' Remuneration

Institutional investors unhappy over Sapura Energy''s remuneration of executives....

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  • 17 JUL 2018
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US Legislators Urge Facebook And Google To Store Data Outside Vietnam

US Congress members have written to Facebook and Google chief execs, urging them to resist Vietnam''s new restrictive cyber security...

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  • 16 JUL 2018
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Senior Executives Face Clampdown on Selling Share Awards, According to New Corporate Governance Rules in the UK

Senior executives will face new restrictions on when they can sell share awards as part of UK corporate governance code...

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  • 16 JUL 2018
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Palm Oil Sustainability Group Reinstates Nestle Membership

Nestle''s membership in RSPO was reinstated after it was suspended for failing to meet reporting requirements in 2016 and 2017...

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  • 12 JUL 2018
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Singapore Ngos Push Singapore Banks on Coal: Stop Using Our Money to Fuel Climate Change

16 Singaporean NGOs issued an open letter to OCBC, DBS and UOB appealing for them to end investments in coal...

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  • 11 JUL 2018
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BT Hit by Shareholder Revolt Over Outgoing Chief's £2.3 Million Pay

BT Hit by Shareholder Revolt Over Outgoing Chief''s £2.3 Million Pay...

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  • 10 JUL 2018
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Nestlé Products Removed From Melbourne Zoos Over Palm Oil

Zoos in Victoria, Australia to no longer stock Nestlé products following RSPO suspension....

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  • 09 JUL 2018
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Palm Oil Firms Using "Shadow Companies" to Hide Their Links to Deforestation

New report alleges major agribusiness firms are using opaque corporate structures to access palm oil from plantations in violation of...

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  • 05 JUL 2018
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Investors Demand 500 Companies Disclose More Data on Employees

International investors group calls on 500 top companies to disclose more employee data....

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  • 26 JUN 2018
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Wilmar Acts Over “Unethical” Palm Oil Suppliers

Wilmar announces it has ceased sourcing from suppliers associated with deforestation, as accused by Greenpeace....

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  • 25 JUN 2018
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Kuala Lumpur "Living Library" Bridges Generation Gap in Aging Asia

"Living library" project is allowing older people to share challenges of living in Kuala Lumpur with students in attempt to...

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  • 24 JUN 2018
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Australia Orders “World First” Sexual Harassment Inquiry

Australia to launch national inquiry into sexual harassment in workplaces....

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  • 22 JUN 2018
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Amazon Faces Staff Backlash Over Work with US Government

Amazon receives staff backlash over sale of facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies....

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  • 20 JUN 2018
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Intel's Board Exhibited Good Governance in Leadership Change Following CEO Resignation

Intel’s Board of Directors acted swiftly on leadership replacement after finding CEO Brian Krzanich violated company policy, represented good governance...

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  • 19 JUN 2018
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Singapore's Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network to have 500 Charging Points Islandwide By 2020

Singapore’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network will be made available in public areas such as malls, residential areas and...

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  • 14 JUN 2018
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As You Sow Launches Investor Alliance to Engage Companies on Plastic Pollution

An international investor coalition targeting plastic waste and pollution has been launched by As You Sow, prioritising high-level engagement with...

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  • 13 JUN 2018
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Senoko Energy Launches First Solar Energy Project

Senoko Energy has launched its first solar energy project, with the rooftop installation of solar panels for mobility technology company...

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  • 13 JUN 2018
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UK MPs Urge Banks to End “Alpha Male Culture” to Close Gender Pay Gap

MPs call on UK banks and financial firms to tackle "alpha male culture" in order to close gender pay gap....

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  • 12 JUN 2018
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Goldman Sachs Asset Management Launches Exchange-Traded Fund to Track JUST Capital's Index

Goldman Sachs announces launch exchange-traded fund focused on companies that demonstrate responsible business....

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  • 10 JUN 2018
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Amazon Blasted Over China Echo Factory Conditions

A watchdog is calling on Amazon to improve conditions for factory workers in China who make Echo speakers and Kindle...

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  • 10 JUN 2018
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APAC Computer Users Most Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Due to High Percentage of Unlicensed Software Use

The Asia Pacific region has world’s highest rate of unlicensed software use, with computer users highly vulnerable to...

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  • 08 JUN 2018
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OCBC Loans Wilmar US$200 Million with Sustainability-Based Interest Rate

OCBC has loaned Wilmar US$200 million with a sustainability-based interest rate, set to reduce on a tiered basis based on...

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  • 07 JUN 2018
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FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia June 2018 Semi-Annual Review

Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa Malaysia” or “the Exchange”) today announced 12 new additions to the constituents of the FTSE4Good Bursa...

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  • 06 JUN 2018
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CM Hopes Penang will Lead The Way in Sustainable Policies

Penang aspires to be the greenest state in Malaysia driven by a green economy....

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  • 06 JUN 2018
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Temasek CEO to Businesses: Don’t Retrench Obsolete Workers, Re-skill Them

Companies need to “step up” their role in upskilling and re-skilling workers for an uncertain future shaped by technology," saysTemasek...

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  • 05 JUN 2018
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World Environment Day 2018: Everything You Need To Know

The theme for World Environment Day 2018 will be ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’...

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  • 04 JUN 2018
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All-Male Shortlists Banned By Pwc

PwC has banned all-male shortlists for UK jobs, prompted by gender pay gap report, in an attempt to increase number...

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  • 04 JUN 2018
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Big Investors Urge G7 To Step Up Climate Action

G7 leaders have been called on by institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management to accelerate shift to...

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  • 01 JUN 2018
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Malaysians Today Yearn for Green Spaces and Lasting Homes

Green homes are fast becoming a key factor of consideration for Malaysian home buyers....

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  • 31 MAY 2018
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Indonesia Targets Illegal Fishing Vessel Owners Under New Bill

Indonesia targets illegal fishing vessel owners in push to foster sustainable fishing industry....

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  • 31 MAY 2018
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Two-thirds of G20 Member States are Engaged with TCFD Recommendations

According to research by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership two-thirds of G20 members have actively engaged with TCFD recommendations....

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  • 29 MAY 2018
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China's Pollution Controls Catch Foreign Companies Out

China''s tightening of its green regulations is increasingly catching out international companies, who have received fines or even orders to...

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  • 29 MAY 2018
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RBS Cuts Lending to New Coal and Arctic Oil Projects

RBS will no longer fund Arctic oil projects and has pledged to cut lending to firms profiting largely from coal...

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  • 26 MAY 2018
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Indonesia Considers Stopping Palm Oil Exports to EU

Research commissioned to explore impact of Indonesia ceasing to export palm oil to EU....

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  • 25 MAY 2018
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Sustainability From Islamic Perspective

Mohamma Hashim Kamali explores concepts of relevance to sustainability conveyed in the Quran...

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  • 22 MAY 2018
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New York Stock Exchange Appoints First Female Leader

New York Stock Exchange appoint first female leader after more than 200 years....

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  • 21 MAY 2018
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Google Quietly Removes “Don’t be Evil” Preface From Code of Conduct

The most famous phrase in Google’s corporate philosophy, “Don’t be evil,” has been almost entirely removed from the technology giant’s...

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  • 18 MAY 2018
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60 Investors Call for Oil and Gas Groups to Step up Climate Change Efforts

60 large investors have demanded oil and gas companies intesify their efforts on climate change....

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  • 18 MAY 2018
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Legal & General Launches Fund to Boost Gender Diversity

Legal & General has launched a fund to benefit organisations with higher levels of gender diversity, based on four diversity...

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  • 16 MAY 2018
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Greenpeace Cuts Ties with Asia Pulp and Paper Over Allegations of Deforestation

Greenpeace cuts ties with APP, following five years of collaboration, over allegations of deforestation....

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  • 15 MAY 2018
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Amazon Adopts New Policy to Promote Board Diversity

Amazon is to adopt a new policy to promote board diversity following shareholder proposal....

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  • 14 MAY 2018
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Lloyds Bank Announces Further £2 Billion Funding for Sustainable Investment

Lloyds Bank announces £2 billion in funding to help UK businesses invest more sustainably....

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  • 10 MAY 2018
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Apple Backs Alcoa, Rio Tinto to Develop Carbon-Free Metal Making

Apple is backing a joint venture between metal producers Alcoa and Rio Tinto to develop a new aluminium-making process that...

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  • 10 MAY 2018
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London Mayor to Ban Junk Food Ads on Tubes and Buses

Junk food adverts are to be banned from London’s tube and bus network by Sadiq Khan, the city’s major, in...

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  • 03 MAY 2018
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Commonwealth Bank Admits to Losing Records for 20 Million Accounts

Commonwealth Bank of Australia admits to losing customer information for 20 million accounts in 2016....

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  • 02 MAY 2018
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Cambridge Analytica to Close Following Facebook Data Controversy

Cambridge Analytica to shut down following allegations about its misuse of Facebook data, that it continues to deny....

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  • 02 MAY 2018
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Pertamina Sanctioned Over Balikpapan Oil Spill

Indonesia’s Environment and Forestry Ministry has imposed sanctions on state oil and gas company Pertamina over an oil spill incident....

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  • 01 MAY 2018
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Malaysian Islamic Financial Institution Singled Out for Deforestation in Indonesia

Palm oil subsidary of Lembaga Tabung Haji alledged to have cleared hundreds of hectares of carbon-rich forest and peatland...

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  • 24 APR 2018
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Legal and General Plan to Rescind Investments Based on Companie’s Climate Change Record

The head of personal investing at the $1.2 trillion fund manager Legal and General plans to rescind investments in companies that...

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  • 19 APR 2018
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Standard Chartered Pulls Put of Funding 1,200-Megawatt Vietnam Coal Plant Over Climate Policy Conflict

Standard Chartered has pulled out of financing one of Vietnman’s largest coal plants following a campaign highlighting a conflict with...

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  • 12 APR 2018
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Sustaining Progress Towards the SDGs in Transition Countries

Eastern European and Central Asian countries have made a lot of progress in recent years. Despite this, these middle-income...

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  • 11 APR 2018
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The Seabin Won’t Swallow Asia’s Plastic Pollution Problem—But it’s a Start

The floating rubbish bin has arrived in Singapore, its first stop in Asia. Lets look at how effective the Seabin...

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  • 10 APR 2018
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Indonesia-Land Swap, Meant to Protect Peatlands, Risks Wider Deforestation—NGOs

Deforestation risk increase with up to half of the land that could potentially be awarded to pulpwood and logging companies...

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  • 10 APR 2018
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How Can Asia’s Sweltering Cities be Made More Liveable?

Asia’s bustling cities are expanding rapidly and they risk becoming less liveable. A global competition presented by Temasek Foundation Ecosperity...

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  • 10 APR 2018
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Iceland to be First UK Supermarket to Cut Palm Oil From Own-Brand Products

Iceland is to become the first major UK supermarket to pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand foods,...

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  • 09 APR 2018
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China Joins Hong Kong – US Battle for Chinese Tech Listings

In a move to compete with New York, the Hong Kong Exchange announced plans in 2017 to help the next...

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  • 09 APR 2018
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How China Became a Global Leader in Green Finance

Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, Dr. Ma Jun, chairman of Green Finance Committee of China Society...

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  • 06 APR 2018
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Recruiters Order Sri Lankan Women to Take Birth Control Before Working in the Middle East

Sri Lankan women who take up domestic work in the Middle East to support families devastated by conflict are being...

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  • 04 APR 2018
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Thai Businesses Must Act to Curb Human Rights Abuses at Home and Abroad, Says UN

The seafood sector has recently come under scrutiny following investigations that found slavery, trafficking and violence on fishing boats....

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  • 03 APR 2018
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With ‘Unforgettable’ Bag, Malaysian Shoppers Paid to Cut Plastic Waste

Tesco has launched an ''unforgettable bag'' in Kuala Lumpur in a move to shift away from single-use plastic bags and...

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  • 02 APR 2018
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Intel Patents Bitcoin Mining Chip Accelerator to Reduce Energy Use

Intel has filed a patent for a bitcoin mining hardware accelerator that would dramatically reduce the amount of electricity used...

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  • 08 MAR 2018
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Chinese Retailers Cash in on International Women’s Day

Chinese retailers offer coupons and discounts on International Women''s Day dubbing the day "Goddesses Day"...

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  • 08 MAR 2018
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Corporates Urge EU to Deliver “Clear Signals” on Climate, Energy and Green Finance Plans

Corporate Leaders Group on climate change urges the EU to align its financial initiatives and policy with its climate goals....

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  • 07 MAR 2018
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Coca-Cola to Launch Alcoholic Drink in Japan

Coca-Cola is planning to launch its first alcoholic drink in Japan....

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  • 07 FEB 2018
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To Fight Climate Change, we have to Make Cooling a Hot Topic

Technology has made life in the tropics safer, healthier and more comfortable. But our addiction to polluting, energy-guzzling cooling is...

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  • 05 FEB 2018
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Volvo, Partners to Address 'Sustainability' Issues at Sweden-SEA Business Summit

The second Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit will see Volvo Car Malaysia, along with partners ABB, Ericsson, Huqsvarna and Volvo Malaysia...

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  • 11 JUL 2017
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Corporate Governance Crucial to Attract Investments

Wan Kamaruzaman said it is vital for Malaysia to align itself with global standards since ICGN have come up with...

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