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  • 13 SEP 2021
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Maybank leads the pack on ESG adoption

Maybank aims to become the regional ESG leader by 2025 with a net-zero carbon emissions position under the group’s five-year...

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  • 12 SEP 2021
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Malakoff and the Malaysian police cooperative signed MoU on rooftop solar projects

MALAKOFF Corp Bhd and Koperasi Polis Diraja Malaysia Bhd (KPDRM) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the...

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  • 11 SEP 2021
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INCEIF launches i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance

The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) has launched the i-Connect Fintech in Islamic Finance collaboration to create...

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  • 09 SEP 2021
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HDC: Malaysia’s halal industry boosts nation’s economic growth

The importance and quality of the country’s halal industry have brought it into becoming one of the nation’s main engines...

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  • 08 SEP 2021
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Sustainability is a key focus at Epson’s new Southeast Asia headquarters

Epson''s Southeast Asia headquarters on Wednesday, 8 Sept moved from an office space in HarbourFront to Alexandra Technopark, where it...

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  • 07 SEP 2021
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Over 200 organisations back #RasuahBusters to eradicate corruption

More than 200 organisations are collaborating with the #RasuahBusters anti-corruption movement since its launch in January, which aims to eradicate...

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  • 06 SEP 2021
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Perkukuh will sharpen Khazanah's role

Khazanah Nasional Bhd is ready to build upon and strengthen its role to invest and deliver sustainable value for Malaysians....

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  • 05 SEP 2021
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Petronas to display green goals at Malaysia Pavilion in Dubai

Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC), the implementing agency of the Malaysia Pavilion, said Expo 2020 Dubai is...

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  • 04 SEP 2021
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PropertyGuru launches 'Green Score' to guide Singaporeans to sustainable homes

Green Score addresses the increasing demand among property seekers to make sustainable life choices, especially around choosing their future home....

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  • 03 SEP 2021
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Ipmuda becomes Malaysia’s 1st Shariah-compliant building material trading house

IPMUDA Bhd has become Malaysia’s first fully Shariah-compliant building materials and solutions trading house following its implementation of Shariah-compliant procedures....

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  • 02 SEP 2021
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Tabung Haji says it is committed to protecting depositors’ interests, setting up RCI probe

Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) has given the assurance that it would strengthen its corporate governance to continue to safeguard the...

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  • 31 AUG 2021
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Why do the rich have a tough time with capital statements

IT is becoming common for the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) to ask high net worth individuals to account for the...

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  • 30 AUG 2021
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Undervaluation fuels share buybacks among plantation stocks

The treasury shares will be sold in the market for a profit, distributed to shareholders via a dividend payment, or...

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  • 30 AUG 2021
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PM tells factory owners in Malaysia to set up their Covid-19 vaccination centres at premises

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob stressed that all factory owners who employ foreign workers should set up their...

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  • 29 AUG 2021
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Special Report: Raising the bar for PIE auditors

The AOB is part of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and supports the SC in its regulation of PIE auditors....

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  • 29 AUG 2021
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Future-proofing homes: Sime Darby Property leads sustainable development with a flexible and holistic ecosystem

Sime Darby Property continues to push the envelope in producing homes that improve the overall quality of life for its...

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  • 28 AUG 2021
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MPOB develops the technology to help plantation workers

The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) has invented a technology that can assist oil palm plantation workers to load fresh...

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  • 27 AUG 2021
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Enhancing the landscape of modern medicine in Malaysia

The healthcare sector remains one of the most important domains in the world today....

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  • 25 AUG 2021
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Why Road Freight Is Gaining Traction in the SEA Supply Chain

In the supply chain, air freight is often considered the fastest mode of travel. However, road freight is now increasingly...

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  • 24 AUG 2021
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Retiring or Repurposing Asia’s Coal Plants: Why Owners Must Plan and Act Now

Governments and utility operators across Asia are challenged with balancing pressures to decarbonise while continuing to meet growing electricity demand...

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  • 23 AUG 2021
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CGS-CIMB Ranks TM as the Second- Best Malaysian Telco From an ESG Perspective

CGS-CIMB Securities Sdn Bhd said today it ranks Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) as the second- best from an environmental, social,...

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  • 22 AUG 2021
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Malaysian Crowdfunding Firm Nets US$1.7m From Ex-petronas CEO, Others

Ethis Global, a Malaysia-based Islamic fintech startup that focuses on crowdfunded investments, said it has raised US$1.7 million in a...

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  • 21 AUG 2021
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New government needs to make bold policy changes

The pandemic has exposed structural social inequality like never before and shown that Malaysia has no social welfare infrastructure to...

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  • 20 AUG 2021
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Be pragmatic, demand competence first in governance

Parliamentary systems often become the fulcrum of political machinations and manoeuvring, as they give a higher degree of autonomy to...

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  • 19 AUG 2021
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Rise of the chief sustainability officer

The perspective that meaningful and credible sustainability reporting is an essential requirement for any responsible business is increasingly becoming accepted...

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  • 18 AUG 2021
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Investors’ protection assured with regulated DAXs, says Luno

Reintroduced in November 2019 after being granted SC’s approval, Luno has over 90% of the regulated DAX market share in...

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  • 18 AUG 2021
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Malaysia's Sime Darby Plantation posts Q2 profit, sees firm palm prices

Improved production in its Indonesian operations also aided the upbeat results. Revenue at the world’s largest palm planter by land...

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  • 17 AUG 2021
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MPOB, Malaysian Nuclear Agency ink MoU for palm-based research using radiation technology

The first project is joint research in palm polyol and bio-polyester for the production of water-based acrylate polyurethane dispersions for...

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  • 17 AUG 2021
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Fitch slashes Malaysia growth to 0% for 2021

In a commentary today, the research unit of the Fitch Group noted that the daily Covid-19 cases in the country...

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  • 16 AUG 2021
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Malaysian businesses to gain new opportunities through ESG

A commitment to sustainability would help businesses find new opportunities and create economical, social and ecological value in the long-term....

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  • 12 AUG 2021
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Companies, investors must continue adapting to megatrends amid pandemic

CLIMATE change, urbanization and the rise of Asian economies - these are powerful, transformative trends that are expected to impact...

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  • 11 AUG 2021
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Dialog to venture into post-consumer plastics recycling industry

In a stock exchange filing on 11 August, Dialog announced that its wholly owned Dialog Corporate Sdn Bhd inked a...

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  • 10 AUG 2021
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Malaysia needs to build comprehensive digital ecosystem

The Ernst & Young (EY) study revealed that collaborative consumption and the sharing economy have been rising in South-East Asia,...

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  • 09 AUG 2021
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Sustainable and Secure: Hewlett Packatt continues to reinvent for future

Hewlett Packatt has created a culture of inclusion and equity within and outside the workplace, believing that it can improve...

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  • 08 AUG 2021
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Come clean over RM11.5bil borrowings, watchdog tells Putrajaya

An anti-corruption watchdog has questioned why the government borrowed RM11.5 billion in a span of 10 days, and demanded that...

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  • 07 AUG 2021
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Malaysian economy to rise in second quarter of 2021, lockdowns dampen outlook

The Malaysian economy is expected to grow sharply in the second quarter from a low base in the same period...

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  • 06 AUG 2021
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CPO futures forecast to trade higher next week

The crude palm oil (CPO) futures contract on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives is likely to trade higher next week on low...

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  • 05 AUG 2021
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Malaysia end-July palm oil stocks fall 7.3% to 1.5 mln T - MPOB

Malaysia’s end-July palm oil end-stocks fell 7.3% from June to 1.5 million tonnes, data from industry regulator the Malaysian Palm...

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  • 30 JUL 2021
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In a fast-warming world, Tokyo is the barometer for future Olympics

While worries over Covid-19 have overshadowed other concerns, Japan’s heat and humidity, where temperatures can exceed 35 degrees Celsius (95°F),...

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  • 29 JUL 2021
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The fear that Covid would kill corporate sustainability was overblown, study finds

A global study found that about half of sustainability experts surveyed last year believed that corporate sustainability would be side-lined...

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  • 28 JUL 2021
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MOHR drafting plan to overcome forced labour issue with ILO assistance

The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR), with the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO), is in the process of...

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  • 27 JUL 2021
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UNFCCC publishes net-zero roadmap for financial markets

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, tasked with supporting the global response to climate change, announced the release...

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  • 24 JUL 2021
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G20 sets climate targets but stumbles on coal & fossil fuels

G20 environment ministers have pledged to adopt new climate targets within the next three months, following recent negotiations in Naples....

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  • 15 JUL 2021
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Govt to launch National Energy Policy ‘soon’, says Mustapa

The government will launch the National Energy Policy soon as a guide for the development of Malaysia’s energy sector, particularly...

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  • 13 JUL 2021
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Strong ESG ratings will help valuations, says CGS-CIMB

FTSE4GOOD Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) could become more prominent over time with increasing focus and scrutiny by asset managers on environmental,...

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  • 12 JUL 2021
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Malaysia’s ESG practices on par with other developing markets

Sustainability awareness among Malaysian corporates is on par with other developing markets as the push for environmental, social and governance...

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  • 11 JUL 2021
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G20 recognises carbon pricing as climate change tool for first time

G20 finance leaders recognised carbon pricing as a potential tool to address climate change for the first time in an...

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  • 09 JUL 2021
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Forced labour claims in Malaysian glove industry intensify as Covid-19-driven demand leads to significant change in supply chain — report

The ongoing presence of forced labour indicators in the Malaysian rubber glove manufacturing industry demonstrates a need for existing legislative...

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  • 08 JUL 2021
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Global carbon offsetting governance body to be formed by end of 2021

Plans have been drawn up by the Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets (TSVCM) to launch an independent governance body...

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  • 07 JUL 2021
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Millions more in Southeast Asia face sea level rise risks than previously thought: Satellite imagery study

Huge swathes of land are closer to sea level across Southeast Asia than previously realised, highlighting the flood dangers faced...

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  • 06 JUL 2021
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Boost to clean energy investment could drive 10 million new green jobs

From offshore wind farms in Britain to floating solar power plants in Vietnam, about 13,000 renewable energy projects in nearly...

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  • 05 JUL 2021
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Carbon capture technology an important pillar for Southeast Asia to tackle climate change, say experts

Countries in Southeast Asia will need to harness new technologies to capture and store carbon emitted by fossil fuel industries...

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  • 02 JUL 2021
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Investing: Importance of investing in the ESG transition

Some of the most momentous announcements from Malaysia’s Joint Committee on Climate Change (JC3) conference last week came towards the...

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  • 30 JUN 2021
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Global beef sector sets biodiversity & climate commitments

A coalition of global beef producers, including JBS, Rabobank and Cargill, have unveiled a sustainability roadmap aimed at reducing the...

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  • 30 JUN 2021
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Asian coal plant drive threatens climate goals: Report

Five Asian countries are responsible for 80 per cent of new coal power stations planned worldwide, with the projects threatening...

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  • 29 JUN 2021
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Southeast Asian nations missing from push to protect 30% of planet

Leaders of the G7 nations backed a coalition of about 60 countries that have promised to conserve at least 30%...

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  • 28 JUN 2021
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Bursa Malaysia pushes sustainability among listed issuers

BURSA Malaysia Securities Bhd will be launching a Shariah-compliant version of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index, known as the FTSE4Good...

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  • 28 JUN 2021
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Local telcos enable better ESG practices

Malaysian telecommunications companies (telcos) act as an enabler of better environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices for other sectors in...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Rising seas could cost Asia’s biggest cities US$724 billion by 2030

Rising sea-levels could inflict US$724 billion in economic damage to seven of Asia’s major cities this decade, a report by...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Securities Commission plans to release guide on sustainable and responsible investment taxonomy by year end

The Securities Commission (SC) Malaysia plans to release a public consultation paper on sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) taxonomy by...

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  • 24 JUN 2021
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Companies with good ESG practices more resilient during Covid-19 pandemic, says Bursa CEO

Companies with good environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices have been more resilient since the start of the Covid-19...

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  • 23 JUN 2021
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Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds

Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects build globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even...

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  • 23 JUN 2021
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The push to make ‘ecocide’ an international crime takes a big step forward

A panel of 12 lawyers from around the world has proposed a legal definition for a new crime that the...

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  • 21 JUN 2021
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Directors must be well-informed on ESG issues, ICDM chairman

Directors of corporate entities must keep abreast of the issues relating to the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in their...

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  • 21 JUN 2021
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More needed: G7 nations agree to boost climate finance

In last weekend’s G7 meetings, participating nations reaffirmed their commitment to provide $100 billion annually in climate finance to developing...

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  • 18 JUN 2021
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FTSE Russell threatens to expel 208 ESG offenders from FTSE4Good

Around 208 companies may be thrown out of the FTSE 4Good index series for failing to meet more stringent environmental...

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  • 16 JUN 2021
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JPMorgan to exclude Petronas, Pertamina from EM ESG index

Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas and Indonesian counterpart Pertamina are on a watchlist for removal from JPMorgan’s ESG EMBI index,...

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  • 16 JUN 2021
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Malaysia’s palm oil output at risk as lockdown worsens labour shortage

A resurgence of Covid-19 infections in the No. 2 palm oil grower Malaysia is set to exacerbate a labour shortage...

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  • 15 JUN 2021
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Small price increase in palm oil based products could save forests

Decoupling deforestation from the palm oil industry could be achieved by raising the price of palm-based consumer goods by just...

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  • 14 JUN 2021
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FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index see six new inclusions, four deletions in June Review

The six additions into the F4GBM Index are DKSH Holdings (M) Bhd, Heineken Malaysia Bhd, Mah Sing Group Bhd, MNRB...

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  • 10 JUN 2021
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US tire maker Goodyear loses dispute against foreign workers in Malaysia

Around 250 migrant workers had filed a total of five complaints against Goodyear Malaysia in 2019 and 2020 over non-compliance...

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  • 09 JUN 2021
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World expected to hit ‘peak oil’ by 2030 in shift to renewables

If the same pace of investment is maintained, the research foresees peak oil happening “around 2030,” after which the rate...

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  • 07 JUN 2021
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New global initiative will push for greater biodiversity disclosures

A new market-led Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework has been launched to help organisations to report and translate...

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  • 07 JUN 2021
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G7 agree on ‘historic steps’ to make climate reporting mandatory

G7 finance ministers agreed an historic commitment to make it mandatory for corporates to report climate impacts and investment decisions,...

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  • 07 JUN 2021
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New investor club pushes Asian electric utilities to slash emissions

An investor-led initiative, called the Asian Utilities Engagement Program, has been launched to assist electric utility companies in Asia to...

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  • 03 JUN 2021
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Getting to know the new ESG funds

Since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, ESG-themed investing has become the flavour of the year....

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  • 02 JUN 2021
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G7 nations commit billions more to fossil fuel than green energy

The nations that make up the G7 have invested billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into...

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  • 02 JUN 2021
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Sustainable business certifier B Lab launching in Southeast Asia

B Lab, a US-headquartered sustainable business certification non-profit, has expanded to Southeast Asia with a mission to grow a community...

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  • 31 MAY 2021
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More than a third of heat deaths are tied to climate change, study says

More than a third of heat-related deaths in many parts of the world can be attributed to the extra warming...

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  • 28 MAY 2021
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Vote passed for HSBC to phase-out global coal financing by 2040

Shareholders of multinational bank HSBC have passed a management resolution that commits the bank to phase-out financing for the coal industry by...

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  • 27 MAY 2021
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How healthy is plant-based protein? Singapore study seeks answers for $10 billion fake meat industry

People are switching to plant-based diets on the understanding that meat substitutes such as soy-based or pea-based proteins are the...

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  • 26 MAY 2021
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Asia Pacific remains the most targeted region for Ransomware 2.0 attacks in 2020, says Kaspersky

Shulmin said REvil attacks in the APAC region have increased significantly beginning July 2020 with 290 registered users being attacked...

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  • 25 MAY 2021
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Potential for circular economy to drive ASEAN economic growth

The circular economy concept has the potential to spur economic growth in the Asean region, said Economic Research Institute for...

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  • 25 MAY 2021
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Firms are dialling back on video calls to avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

HSBC and Citi have introduced so-called “Zoom-free” days, setting aside a day of the week where employees aren’t expected to...

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  • 24 MAY 2021
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Extreme climate displaced more people than conflicts in 2020

The number of new people forced to move within their own countries by climate disasters rose to the highest in...

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  • 19 MAY 2021
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WWF study reveals rising demand for sustainable products

New research commissioned by environmental charity WWF, highlights that public concern for nature loss is mounting, growing by 16% globally...

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  • 19 MAY 2021
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‘Critical’ for Malaysia to maintain momentum of anti-corruption, governance reforms — World Bank

The Malaysian experience in combating corruption has yielded results, but the key is to maintain the momentum and continuity of...

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  • 18 MAY 2021
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Five-hundred global firms put disability inclusion on boardroom agendas

Business leaders from 500 of the world’s biggest companies, including Microsoft, Unilever, Google and Coca-Cola, have joined The Valuable 500...

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  • 17 MAY 2021
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Long working hours are a killer, WHO study shows

Working long hours is killing hundreds of thousands of people a year in a worsening trend that may accelerate further...

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  • 13 MAY 2021
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Asian cities face greatest environmental pollution & climate risks

Asian cities face the greatest risk from environmental issues including air pollution and natural disasters, according to a report by...

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  • 11 MAY 2021
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Toymaker Mattel launches ‘Playback’ toy recycling scheme

Toy giant Mattel has launched a new take-back and recycling scheme for used toys. The ‘Playback’ scheme is available in...

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  • 09 MAY 2021
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Report: China emissions exceed all developed nations combined

China emits more greenhouse gas than the entire developed world combined, a new report has claimed. The research by Rhodium...

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  • 08 MAY 2021
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Malaysia’s US$1.3b sustainability sukuk listed on Stock Exchange of Hong Kong

Malaysia''s US$1.3 billion (about RM5.35 billion) sustainability sukuk or Islamic bonds have been listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong...

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  • 06 MAY 2021
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Maybank to stop coal financing

Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) will stop financing new coal activities as part of its sustainable agenda. Currently, coal financing makes...

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  • 06 MAY 2021
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The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says

A landmark United Nations report has declared that drastically cutting emissions of methane, a key component of natural gas, is...

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  • 05 MAY 2021
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Ikea starts buy-back scheme for unwanted furniture in recycling push

Furniture giant Ikea has launched a buy-back and re-sale scheme, in efforts to reduce the number of products going to...

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  • 05 MAY 2021
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Ministry targets 500 mil litres of recycled water daily by 2025

The Ministry of Environment and Water (KASA) is targeting the production of recycled water supply nationwide at a rate of...

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  • 04 MAY 2021
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Ministry launches application for workers to submit labour-related complaints

The Ministry of Human Resources (KSM) has launched the Working for Workers (WFW) application, a platform for 15.7 million workers,...

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  • 23 APR 2021
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Joe Biden commits to slashing US greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 - nearly doubling its previous target

President Joe Biden has committed the US to halving its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The pledge came during a...

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  • 23 APR 2021
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Climate change could cut Malaysian economic growth 20% below expectations by 2050 — report

Malaysia has been listed among several nations that would each see an economic growth 20% below what they could otherwise...

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  • 22 APR 2021
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Malaysia's sustainability sukuk oversubscribed by 6.4 times, allocation well spread globally

Malaysia's sustainability sukuk oversubscribed by 6.4 times, allocation well spread globally...

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  • 22 APR 2021
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Climate change: EU to cut CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030

The EU has adopted ambitious new targets to curb climate change, with a pledge to make them legally binding. Under...

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  • 20 APR 2021
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Measuring and evaluating ESG performance in Malaysia

Covid-19 has undoubtedly accelerated the adoption of ESG in Asia; JP Morgan called it the first “sustainability crisis” of the...

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  • 19 APR 2021
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Southeast Asia to establish its own framework for green investments, but natural gas remains a feature

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which makes policy frameworks for a region of 650 million people, plans to...

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  • 14 APR 2021
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AmBank Group first financial institution to install solar PV locally

AMMB Holdings Bhd (AmBank Group) became the first financial institution in Malaysia to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on one...

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  • 14 APR 2021
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New Zealand introduces climate change law for financial firms in world first

New Zealand has become the first country to introduce a law that will require banks, insurers and investment managers to...

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  • 12 APR 2021
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Temasek and BlackRock commit $600 million to invest in carbon reduction start-ups

Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and US asset manager BlackRock are teaming up as ‘Decarbonization Partners’ to invest in private...

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  • 12 APR 2021
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Malaysia Airlines, Firefly to recycle 50% airline cabin waste by 2025

Passengers on board Malaysia Airlines and Firefly can expect a more sustainable flight experience with 50% of in-flight and ground...

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  • 09 APR 2021
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Grab announces GrabForGood Fund

Grab Holdings Inc plans to create an endowment fund, the GrabForGood Fund, with initial funding of US$275 million in cash...

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  • 07 APR 2021
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Nestle Malaysia invests RM150m to set up ASEAN's first plant-based meal solutions facility in Shah Alam

Nestle (Malaysia) Bhd has invested a total of RM150 million to set up a plant-based meal solutions manufacturing facility in...

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  • 07 APR 2021
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China reveals co-operation with EU on green investment standards

China’s central bank is co-operating with the European Union to converge green investment taxonomies across the two markets, aiming to...

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  • 06 APR 2021
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Garment workers owed millions in pandemic severance pay, study finds

Tens of thousands of garment workers who were sacked as the pandemic hit factory orders are owed millions of dollars...

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  • 06 APR 2021
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Ten fast-moving consumer goods players team up to kick start Malaysian Recycling Alliance

A group of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies in Malaysia has teamed up to establish the Malaysian Recycling Alliance (MAREA)....

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  • 05 APR 2021
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CIMB Investment, Maybank listed as lead managers in £500m UK sovereign sukuk

CIMB Investment Bank and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) are amongst several other banks listed as joint lead and co lead...

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  • 01 APR 2021
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RM500 mil allocated for floating solar farm in Kelantan

A total of RM500 million has been allocated for the investment cost of the floating solar energy project in Tasik...

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  • 30 MAR 2021
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Investors press companies on human rights in Xinjiang

A group of more than 50 investors, backed by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, are ramping up pressure on...

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  • 27 MAR 2021
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US President invites 40 world leaders to virtual climate crisis summit

The President of the USA, Joe Biden, has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis,...

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  • 25 MAR 2021
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Difficulty in approaching smallholders, land title issues biggest challenges for MSPO

Difficulty in approaching independent smallholders and land title issues are the two biggest challenges currently faced by the Malaysian Palm...

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  • 24 MAR 2021
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Net-zero emissions targets adopted by one-fifth of world's largest companies

One in five of the world’s 2,000 largest publicly listed companies have now committed to a net-zero emissions target to...

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  • 23 MAR 2021
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Heineken Malaysia sharpens water efforts

Heineken Malaysia Bhd is reinforcing its sustainability commitment this year, as it gears into the second stage of its Water...

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  • 22 MAR 2021
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World Bank urges Malaysia to increase female labour participation

Malaysia needs to invest in human capital, increase its female labour force participation rate and implement policy changes that boosts...

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  • 18 MAR 2021
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Japan, China back coal despite Paris pledges

This despite both countries declaring intent to go carbon-neutral as part of their commitments to climate target set out in...

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  • 17 MAR 2021
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Malaysia, UN to set up MySDG Trust Fund

Malaysia, UN to set up MySDG Trust Fund...

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  • 16 MAR 2021
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Reassess speed of growth to attain inclusive, sustainable growth & high-income status: Tengku Zafrul

Reassess speed of growth to attain inclusive, sustainable growth & high-income status: Tengku Zafrul...

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  • 12 MAR 2021
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Clarks and UGG unveil sustainable shoe innovations

Shoe manufacturer and retailer Clarks has launched what it claims to be its ''most sustainable sneaker yet'', while footwear brand...

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  • 12 MAR 2021
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New EU Regulations on Sustainable Investing Could Hit U.S. Funds Soon

New regulations governing sustainable investing in the European Union could affect U.S. investors soon. This week, new EU rules...

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  • 10 MAR 2021
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Malaysia leads globally with largest sukuk market in 2020

MALAYSIA has topped as the largest sukuk market in 2020 by issuing more than 45% of the world’s outstanding amount...

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  • 09 MAR 2021
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86.4% of Malaysia’s total licensed oil palm planted area MSPO-certified, says MPOB

Up to 86.39% of Malaysia’s total planted area for oil palm has been certified sustainable under the Malaysian Sustainable Palm...

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  • 08 MAR 2021
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Covid has hurt the sustainability reporting performance of Asia Pacific's biggest companies

The biggest companies in the Asia Pacific region got worse at reporting their sustainability performance in 2020, and improved in...

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  • 05 MAR 2021
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Goldman Sachs pledges net-zero supply chain by 2030, financed emissions by 2050

Banking major Goldman Sachs has updated its sustainable finance commitments to target net-zero financed emissions by 2050, and has confirmed...

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  • 26 FEB 2021
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Govt reviewing Environmental Quality Act 1974, says PM

The government is reviewing the compounds and penalties under the Environmental Quality Act 1974 to curb the rampant pollution activities...

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  • 25 FEB 2021
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Muhyiddin: Concerted effort needed to improve sustainable living

There must be a concerted effort by stakeholders, the government, industry players, academicians and the public to improve and facilitate...

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  • 25 FEB 2021
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Deforestation for palm oil reduced ten-fold in Southeast Asia in 2020

New deforestation data has revealed progress in combating forest clearances across Southeast Asia throughout 2020, marking a ten-fold reduction in deforestation rates...

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  • 23 FEB 2021
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Three Important KPIs for Corporate Governance Professionals

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are frequently used to evaluate corporate governance teams....

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  • 22 FEB 2021
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Bursa Malaysia: Moving the dial on ESG adoption

In Malaysia, there is growing acceptance and acknowledgement by industry leaders of the need for stronger ESG adoption....

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  • 18 FEB 2021
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Air pollution is killing thousands more people than Covid in the world's biggest cities

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a temporary fall in air pollution in many parts of the world, as economic...

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  • 16 FEB 2021
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Jaguar to switch to fully electric vehicle portfolio by 2025

Car manufacturing major Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will stop producing petrol and diesel vehicles under its Jaguar brand by 2025,...

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  • 16 FEB 2021
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Singapore government unveils 2021 budget with sustainability focus

Singapore will allocate a sizable part of its 2021 budget to a series of sustainability measures, aiming to help tackle...

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  • 16 FEB 2021
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ESG demand prompts more than 250 European funds to change tack

Rising demand for sustainable investment prompted managers to change the strategy or investment profile of 253 European funds in 2020,...

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  • 13 FEB 2021
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Coca-Cola company trials first paper bottle

Coca-Cola is to test a paper bottle as part of a longer-term bid to eliminate plastic from its packaging entirely...

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  • 10 FEB 2021
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Global institutions going full throttle on ESG integration

The global pandemic has pushed institutional investors to amplify their efforts at ESG integration as critical risks and issues come...

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  • 08 FEB 2021
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Ensuring sustainability of Malaysia’s forests

Ensuring sustainability of Malaysia’s forests...

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  • 07 FEB 2021
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MySay: Digitainability — combining digitalisation and sustainability

In the post-Covid 19 recovery, it is important to make sure that whatever policies and investments are made, they are...

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  • 07 FEB 2021
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Sabah wants to be global leader in sustainable palm oil production

Sabah has set up an initiative to ensure the palm oil sector remains the state''s key economic driver while also...

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  • 06 FEB 2021
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Governance must be substance over form

In addition, the MCCG 2017 has laid out two additional practices meant for large corporations and four step-up practices to...

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  • 04 FEB 2021
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Indonesia's 'green diesel,' powered by palm oil, fuels threat to forests

Indonesia’s ambitious biodiesel program will increase the risks of deforestation as more tropical forest could be cleared to grow palm...

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  • 03 FEB 2021
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CIMB launches one-stop sustainability solution GreenBizReady for SMEs

CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd have launched a one-stop sustainability solution for local small and medium enterprises...

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  • 27 JAN 2021
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Malaysia’s Top Pension Fund Sees ESG as ‘Vaccine for Any Crises’

Malaysia’s largest pension fund aims to make all its investments based on environmental, social and governance practices by 2030, betting...

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  • 27 JAN 2021
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WWF: Asian Asset Managers Lagging in ESG Investing

Asian asset managers are significantly behind their European counterparts when it comes to addressing climate change and other environmental concerns...

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  • 26 JAN 2021
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Virtual AGMs open to abuse

It had raised a question about the absence of a two-tier voting process for the retention of its independent non-executive...

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  • 26 JAN 2021
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Asia's best sustainable finance issuers, advisers named

The Covid-19 pandemic created a lot of uncertainties and fear that it would decimate Asia''s capital markets activity when it...

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  • 25 JAN 2021
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Billionaires thriving as poor suffer in widening COVID-19 divide - Oxfam

The collective wealth of the world''s billionaires rose $3.9 trillion between March and December 2020 to reach $11.95 trillion, the...

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  • 14 JAN 2021
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Biden's Boom: The $30 Trillion ESG Sector Is Set To Explode In 2021

With trillions of dollars pouring into ESG funds last year, 2020 has been called the “tipping point” year for this...

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  • 12 JAN 2021
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Listed corporations ignore good governance to their detriment

Over the past week, much attention has been focused on independent directors. There should be no misperception or misreading of...

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  • 07 JAN 2021
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What’s Going to Be Big for Responsible Investors in 2021? Here Are RI’s Predictions

Climate change looks set to remain the top theme for most responsible investors in 2021, not least because of COP26...

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  • 04 JAN 2021
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Could a Plastic Tax Be Coming to Asia?

Asia should implement a tax on non-recyclable plastic waste to manage its staggering ocean plastic leakage problem, said a recycling...

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  • 04 JAN 2021
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The 5 Keys to Good Corporate Governance

When we talk about ESG – environmental, social and governance – investing, we often start with a discussion of the...

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  • 29 DEC 2020
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Southeast Asia’s Banks Seen Emerging From Crisis Better Than Peers

BANKS in Southeast Asia may come out of the current crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic relatively better than...

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  • 24 DEC 2020
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More APAC Firms Tap Loans Linking Rates to Sustainable Goals

A growing number of borrowers in Asia Pacific are getting loans whose interest rates are linked to meeting sustainability goals,...

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  • 23 DEC 2020
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Economic Growth Based on Forest Conversion Has ‘No Future’

By 2050, agricultural land could shrink by up to 600 million hectares compared to the business-as-usual pathway, as forest loss...

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  • 22 DEC 2020
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Corporate Reporting Keeps Link Between Company and Investors

Corporate reporting has at its foundation the need to keep stakeholders well informed about the company, and about the actions...

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  • 21 DEC 2020
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7 Countries That Shook Up the World in 2020

As governments around the world scrambled to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, experts worried that the virus would put a...

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  • 21 DEC 2020
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Mitsubishi Motors to Focus on Hybrids in SEA, Part of Regional 'Electrification' Push

Japan''s Mitsubishi Motors Corp sees hybrid models in South-east Asia as a key part of its electrification strategy to stay...

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  • 17 DEC 2020
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Cover Story: ESG Becoming Mainstream

In recent weeks, the Ministry of Human Resources opened 19 investigation papers against six companies related to Top Glove for...

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  • 17 DEC 2020
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Malaysia’s Agrifoods 'Less Dynamic' Than Tree Crops, Says World Bank

At the launch of its Malaysia Economic Monitor, World Bank Group lead agriculture economist Dr Aminesh Shrivastava said Malaysia has...

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  • 17 DEC 2020
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Palm Oil Supply Chain Needs to Evolve Amid New Market Potential — Malaysian Palm Oil Board

The increasing world population and demand opens up vast potential for palm oil suppliers to explore new markets, but some...

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  • 17 DEC 2020
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Three Quarters of Asia Pacific Companies Overplay Sustainability Performance, Says New Study by PR Firms

A new study by Sandpiper Communications and PublicAffairsAsia reveals that most companies in Asia Pacific are at risk of mispresenting...

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  • 16 DEC 2020
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ASEAN Leaders Must Face Climate Change Challenge Head on: Jakarta Post Contributor

Despite being portrayed as a success, the 37th ASEAN Summit, recently held under the chairmanship of Vietnam, should be reframed...

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  • 14 DEC 2020
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Putting Sustainability on the Menu in Food Manufacturing

The global food system is so carbon-intensive that its emissions alone could be enough to heat the world by more...

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  • 14 DEC 2020
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Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Likely to Gain Momentum Under Biden

According to the latest biennial report from the United States Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) total US-domiciled...

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  • 11 DEC 2020
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AMMB, Bursa, Maybank rank as top PLCs in Malaysia

AMMB Holdings Bhd, Bursa Malaysia Bhd and Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) have emerged as the top three among all Malaysian...

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  • 11 DEC 2020
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Asset Managers With Portfolios Worth $9tr Target Net Zero Portfolios by 2050

A group 30 major investors collectively managing over $9tr of assets worldwide have agreed to set interim targets to drive...

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  • 10 DEC 2020
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World Bank Boosts Target for Climate-friendly Financing to 35% Over Five Years

Between 2016 and 2020, World Bank Group said its institutions, including the International Finance Corp and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee...

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  • 10 DEC 2020
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Matrade-CIMB Assist Over 150 SMEs to Be More Agile and Resilient

More than 150 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have participated in the SMEs Sustainable Exporters Programme under a collaboration between...

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  • 08 DEC 2020
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Malaysia's CIMB Bank Unveils 2040 Coal Exit Plan

Malaysian bank CIMB has unveiled a comprehensive climate policy that rules out any exposure to coal power by 2040, aligning...

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  • 03 DEC 2020
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Natural Gas to Play Crucial Role for National Energy Transition, Says Muhyiddin

As Malaysia is navigating its way to an energy transition towards low-carbon energy sources, natural gas will play a pivotal...

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  • 02 DEC 2020
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Petronas to Deploy Low-Carbon Solutions

Petronas is looking into the possibility of deploying more low-carbon solutions in the long term, with a project on carbon...

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  • 01 DEC 2020
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Global Asset Management Industry’s Responsible Investment Claims Do Not Match Its Voting Record

The world’s largest asset managers are failing to vote for sustainable progress in investee companies, despite public commitments to the...

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  • 01 DEC 2020
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Singapore Issues First Regulatory Approval for Lab-grown Meat

Regulators in Singapore had issued the company the world’s first approval for its cultured meats. The decision paves the way...

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  • 30 NOV 2020
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Going Green Will Be a Boon for ASEAN Economies – Report by Bain & Company

Going green could bring up to US$1 trillion in annual economic benefits to Southeast Asian economies by 2030, according to...

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  • 30 NOV 2020
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SC Appoints Anantham Kasinather as New Chairman for Audit Oversight Board

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today announced the appointment of Datuk Anantham Kasinather as the non-executive chairman of its audit...

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  • 26 NOV 2020
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Malaysian Firm Meditech Gloves to Produce Green Alternative to Rubber Gloves

Malaysian firm Meditech Gloves will begin production of natural gloves that can biodegrade 100 times faster than synthetic, petroleum-based options....

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  • 25 NOV 2020
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BNM: Malaysia to Issue Its First Sustainability Bond for Environmental, Social Initiatives

The Malaysian government plans to issue its first sustainability bond for environmental and social initiatives next year as the country...

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  • 25 NOV 2020
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Singapore Launches World’s First Grant Scheme for Green and Sustainability-linked Loans

Companies of all sizes in Singapore will get more support in securing green and sustainability-linked loans, with a new grant...

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  • 25 NOV 2020
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IIRC and SASB Plan Merger for Next Year

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) announced they intend to merge into a...

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  • 24 NOV 2020
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Asian Companies Are Now Better Than Their American Counterparts at Reporting Climate Impact

While the climate impact transparency of American firms has gone backwards, Asian firms are showing steady progress in reporting greenhouse...

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  • 12 NOV 2020
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Malaysian Govt's National Energy Policy Study to Determine Energy Sector's Policy, Way Forward

The government will undertake a study on the National Energy Policy (NEP) to determine the policies and the long-term strategies...

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  • 12 NOV 2020
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41 Corporations Win Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards This Year

Forty-one Malaysian corporations have been announced as winners of the 2020 Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards, a joint effort by...

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  • 11 NOV 2020
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RHB Pledges RM5bil to Support Green Financing by 2025

RHB Banking Group has committed RM5 billion in support of green financing by 2025, group managing director Datuk Khairussaleh Ramli...

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  • 09 NOV 2020
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UK to Make Climate Risk Reports Mandatory for Large Companies

Large companies and financial institutions in the UK will have to publicly report on their exposure to climate risks within...

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  • 08 NOV 2020
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Malaysia Government Allocates RM5.6 Bil for Protection of Natural Resources and Wildlife

Ministers in charge of the environment, energy and natural resources have lauded the RM5.6bil budget allocation for the protection of...

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  • 04 NOV 2020
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U.S. Formally Exits Global Climate Pact Amid Election Uncertainty

The United States formally exited the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, fulfilling an old promise by President Donald Trump to withdraw...

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  • 02 NOV 2020
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Petronas: Steady Increase in Sales of Green Cars During COVID-19

While demand for cars has plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the automotive market has seen a steady increase in...

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  • 02 NOV 2020
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Malaysian Banks Exposed to Major Sources of GHG Emissions Risk

Malaysia’s conventional and Islamic banks as well as the overall financial sector have exposure to major sources of greenhouse gas...

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  • 30 OCT 2020
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Blackrock Pushes for Single Reporting Framework for ESG

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is pushing for a single global reporting framework for sustainability. A standardized framework would...

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  • 30 OCT 2020
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Malaysia’s Indigenous People Question Timber Sustainability

Indigenous people from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo are fighting against plans to cut their...

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  • 29 OCT 2020
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Petronas is Asia's First Oil Company to Set Net Zero Target

Malaysian state-owned energy firm Petronas has declared that it will be carbon neutral by 2050. The company’s president and group...

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  • 28 OCT 2020
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Cagamas Issues First Multi-tenured ASEAN Bonds

Cagamas Bhd has announced the issuance of its first ASEAN sustainability bonds totalling RM100mil, comprising RM35mil one-year, RM20mil two-year and...

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  • 28 OCT 2020
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Bursa Chief: Continue Promoting Sustainable Growth for Palm Oil

Bursa Malaysia Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift said palm oil industry players must remain committed and stay...

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  • 26 OCT 2020
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200 of World's Largest Corporations Commit to Net Zero Emissions by 2050, Reverse Biodiversity Loss and Fight Inequality

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched new criteria to ensure its members align to science-based and...

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  • 25 OCT 2020
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Record Flows Pour Into ESG Funds in 2020

Exchange-traded funds built on environmental, social and governance themes have attracted record inflows this year, as the U.S. grapples with...

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  • 23 OCT 2020
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Sustainability is Key to Resilience for Business in Malaysia

Malaysian businesses say that sustainability is a key component of their future business strategy, especially when re-assessing their operations to...

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  • 22 OCT 2020
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Sarawak Energy Secures Malaysian Utility Sector's First Sustainability-linked Loan

Sarawak Energy Bhd has secured a RM100 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) in the form of a revolving credit facility from...

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  • 19 OCT 2020
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PM Muhyiddin: Sustainable Development, Green Technology to Play Vital Role in Driving Economy

Sustainable development and green technology need to play a vital role in driving the country՚s economy, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin...

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  • 19 OCT 2020
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Solar is Now ‘Cheapest Electricity in History’, Confirms IEA

The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and...

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  • 19 OCT 2020
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Securities Commission of Malaysia: Shareholders Must Insist on Meaningful Disclosures

If shareholders want to know how the salaries of directors and key executives are linked to the company’s performance, they...

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  • 15 OCT 2020
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Maybank Introduces First Ever Social Impact Deposit

Maybank Islamic Bhd introduced Malaysia՚s first ever social impact deposit, under its Islamic fixed deposit account (IFD-i). Under the campaign,...

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  • 14 OCT 2020
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Public Faith in Sustainability Reports is Rising Globally, but More Than Half of People Still Don't Trust Company Claims – Globescan Survey

More people think that companies are being honest with the information they publish in sustainability reports than they did two...

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  • 13 OCT 2020
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Top Asset Owners Commit to Big Carbon Emissions Cuts

Thirty of the world’s largest asset owners, with portfolios worth a combined $5tn, have committed to cutting the carbon emissions...

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  • 12 OCT 2020
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Zooming in on ESG in Malaysia

The hot issue surrounding forced labour in Malaysia has put the environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives in the spotlight....

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  • 09 OCT 2020
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HSBC Pledges Net-zero Emissions by 2050, Earmarks US$1 Trillion Green Financing

HSBC will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between...

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  • 08 OCT 2020
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Commission Malaysia: Adoption of Corporate Governance Best Practices Remains Positive

More listed companies adopted best practices as outlined in the Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance (MCCG) in 2019, compared to...

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  • 06 OCT 2020
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Malaysia's Top Glove Raises Remediation Payment to Migrant Workers

Malaysia՚s Top Glove Corporation Bhd has raised the amount it will repay migrant workers for recruitment fees after verification work...

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  • 06 OCT 2020
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Mars Drops Palm-oil Suppliers Who Can’t Meet Deforestation Goals

Mars Inc., the maker of Snickers and Dove candy, is trimming the ranks of its palm-oil suppliers and says it...

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  • 05 OCT 2020
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Record Month Shoots Green Bonds Past Trillion-dollar Mark, Says BloombergNEF

Green bonds have passed their biggest milestone yet, with more than $1 trillion issued since these securities first emerged in...

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  • 04 OCT 2020
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Nestle to Plant Three Million Trees in Malaysia by 2023

The launch of Nestle’s reforestation initiative, Project ReLeaf, will see the food and beverage manufacturer planting three million trees in...

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  • 01 OCT 2020
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US Bans Malaysian Palm Oil Producer Over Forced Labour

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has blocked the import of palm oil made by a Malaysian producer over forced...

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  • 29 SEP 2020
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Malaysia PM: Strengthen Feedback System and Align Policies for Sustainable Growth

All government-related entities at the federal and state levels in Malaysia must align their policies to ensure the country’s sustainable...

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  • 28 SEP 2020
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Five Groups Ousted From U.N. - Backed Responsible Investment List

Five investors have been removed from the United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), in the first such move...

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  • 25 SEP 2020
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Vanguard, Blackrock Add New Climate-focused ETFs as Demand Soars

Top asset managers Vanguard Group Inc and BlackRock Inc on Thursday introduced new exchange-traded funds that exclude oil companies, coal...

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  • 23 SEP 2020
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Malaysian Government Plans to Assess the Need for Climate Change Legislation

The Malaysian government is planning to do a scoping review on the need for climate change legislation to assist in...

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  • 22 SEP 2020
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China Aims for 'Carbon Neutrality by 2060'

China will aim to hit peak emissions before 2030 and for carbon neutrality by 2060, President Xi Jinping has announced....

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  • 22 SEP 2020
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Big Four Accounting Firms Unveil ESG Reporting Standards

The leaders of the Big Four accounting firms have come together in an unusual joint initiative to unveil a reporting...

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  • 21 SEP 2020
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Global Banks Seek to Contain Damage Over $2 Trillion of Suspicious Transfers

Global banks faced a fresh scandal about dirty money as they sought to limit the fallout from a cache of...

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  • 21 SEP 2020
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Sunway Education Group Celebrates 5th Anniversary Launch of UN SDGs With Board Game

Commemorating the 5th anniversary of the launch of the UN SDGs in September and the University’s milestone and landmark achievement,...

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  • 19 SEP 2020
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Blackrock's Circular Economy Fund Has Raised $900m in Its First Year

BlackRock has revealed that its investment fund dedicated to accelerating the global development of a circular economy has raised more...

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  • 17 SEP 2020
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StarHub Unit Bags RM270m Sustainability-linked Loan From CIMB

MALAREN International, a StarHub subsidiary based in Malaysia, has entered into a RM270 million sustainability-linked term loan facility agreement with...

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  • 14 SEP 2020
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Investor Group Issues AGM Warning to Climate Net-zero Laggards

Climate Action 100+, whose members include most of the world’s biggest investors, collectively managing $47 trillion in assets, has written...

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  • 14 SEP 2020
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Palm Oil Giants Say Sustainability is the New Business Norm

Palm oil companies, which have faced criticism in recent years of widespread deforestation, said that ensuring sustainability across the supply...

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  • 14 SEP 2020
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Google Aims to Run on Carbon-free Energy by 2030

Google is promising to run all of its data centres and campuses on carbon-free energy within a decade, as the...

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  • 13 SEP 2020
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Socio-economic, Environmental Sustainability Emphasis in Budget 2021 - Tengku Zafrul

The Malaysian government will study and redefine the context of socio-economic and environmental sustainability in its post COVID-19 economic recovery...

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  • 10 SEP 2020
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Multinational Companies Account for Nearly a Fifth of Global CO2 Emissions, Researchers Say

The global supply chains of multinational companies such as BP, Coca-Cola and Walmart are responsible for nearly a fifth of...

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  • 10 SEP 2020
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Citigroup Becomes First Big Wall Street Bank to Be Run by Female CEO

Citigroup has appointed the Scottish-American banker Jane Fraser as its next chief executive, the first time a big Wall Street...

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  • 10 SEP 2020
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UBS Pushing Wealth Clients to Choose Sustainable Investing First

UBS Group AG will offer sustainable investments as its preferred solution for wealth management clients worldwide as the Covid-19 crisis...

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  • 08 SEP 2020
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The Next Risk Challenge: Environmental Risk

Even as financial institutions face challenges with integrating climate risk into their established risk management practices, expectations are already expanding...

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  • 04 SEP 2020
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Demand for Sustainable Palm Oil Remains Healthy During Lockdown

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) said demand for certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has not dropped amid the...

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  • 03 SEP 2020
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Wildlife Populations in Free Fall as Forests Cut to Grow Food: WWF

The average size of wildlife populations has plummeted by two-thirds worldwide since 1970 as forests were felled to grow food,...

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  • 03 SEP 2020
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Just Half of Major Timber and Pulp Suppliers Committed to Zero Deforestation, New Report Finds

The world’s 100 most significant timber and pulp companies score just 22.6 per cent, on average, when assessed across 175...

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  • 02 SEP 2020
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Ikea Owner Commits €600m in Sustainability Investing Over Next 12 Months

Ingka Group – the business owner of Ikea has committed €600m in sustainability investments, including a “zero-fossil fuel” approach,...

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  • 02 SEP 2020
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26 Entities, Including Adidas, Unilever and Mars, Call for EU Mandatory Human Rights & Environmental Due Diligence

Twenty-six companies, business associations, and initiatives have released a joint statement calling for EU-wide, cross-sectoral mandatory human rights and environmental...

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  • 02 SEP 2020
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New Initiative to Position Mersing as Destination for Sustainable Tourism

Mersing District Council has launched a new initiative called ‘Mersing Sustainable Destination’ that aims to ensure the long-term viability of...

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  • 31 AUG 2020
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Australian and Thai Firms Team Up to Launch Renewable Energy Credit Marketplace Spanning Southeast Asia

Australian energy trading technology firm Power Ledger and Thai company BCPG, a renewable energy business arm of Bangchak Corporation, have...

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  • 26 AUG 2020
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HSBC Teams Up With Pollination for ‘Natural Capital’ Venture

HSBC has teamed up with climate change advisory firm Pollination Group to create an asset management venture focused on “natural...

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  • 26 AUG 2020
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Southeast Asia’s Tuna Canneries Urged to Eliminate Modern Slavery at Sea

Companies have improved in the traceability of their products, but incidents of labour abuse remain ‘intolerably high’, said Greenpeace in...

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  • 25 AUG 2020
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Plastic Pact Launches in the US as Industry Giants Pledge Action

Dozens of US companies, including household names such as Coca-Cola, Colgate, and Kimberley–Clark, have signed up to a new Plastics...

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  • 24 AUG 2020
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Jaguar Land Rover Turns to Recycled Aluminium to Cut Manufacturing CO2

Jaguar Land Rover has developed an innovative process enabling it to recycle old aluminium cans, bottle tops, and end-of-life vehicles...

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  • 24 AUG 2020
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Climate Fund for Poor Nations VOWS to Drive Green Covid Recovery

The Green Climate Fund has promised developing nations it will ramp up efforts to help them tackle climate challenges as...

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  • 19 AUG 2020
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Annual Planetary Temperature Continues to Rise

More than 500 scientists from 61 countries have again measured the annual planetary temperature. The diagnosis is not good. Despite...

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  • 19 AUG 2020
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Unilever Touts Supply Chain Mapping Pilot in Fresh Bid to Tackle Deforestation

Unilever is to partner with US tech company Orbital Insight to help eliminate deforestation and other environmental threats in its...

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  • 17 AUG 2020
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Selfridges Unveils Vision to ‘Reinvent Retail’ as It Commits to New Sourcing Standards

Selfridges has become the latest major brand to set out its strategy for delivering net zero carbon emissions, unveiling a...

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  • 17 AUG 2020
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China Tightens Sustainability Rules for Its Notorious Fishing Fleet

As dominant nation in the global fishing industry, yet ranked worst for fishing offenses, China could have a huge positive...

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  • 17 AUG 2020
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Deploy ‘Blue Bonds’ to Align Interests of Fishing Industry and Marine Life, Study Argues

So-called ‘Blue Bonds’ could play an important role in restoring ocean ecosystems and setting the world’s fisheries on a sustainable...

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  • 14 AUG 2020
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FTSE4GOOD ESG Scores on Malaysian Public Listed Companies Now Available on Bursa Malaysia Website

Bursa Malaysia and FTSE Russell have announced that the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia (F4GBM) Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores of...

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  • 13 AUG 2020
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Bloomberg Launches First in-house ESG Scores for Investors, Following Move by Vigeo Eiris, MSCI and Sustainalytics to Make ESG Ratings Free and Public

Bloomberg has thrown its hat into the ring in the race to become the dominant provider of sustainability data and...

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  • 10 AUG 2020
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All U.N. Member States Sign Global Treaty to End Child Labour, Hailed a ‘historic’ Milestone

The United Nations‘ labour agency has hailed a “historic” milestone in the drive to end child labour after a global...

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  • 10 AUG 2020
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Top Economists, Including Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz, Call for Policymakers to Seize a “Rare Opportunity” to End Carbon Economy

More than 100 of the world’s leading economists have urged policymakers to seize a “rare opportunity” to establish a greener,...

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  • 10 AUG 2020
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Garment Workers in Asia Deprived of $6bn in Wages After Brands Cancel Orders & Withhold Suppliers' Payments During COVID-19

A new report released in August 2020 by Clean Clothes Campaign reveals how garment workers in Asia have been deprived...

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  • 07 AUG 2020
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Malaysian Glovemaker Top Glove to Refund Recruitment Fees to Migrant Workers

Top Glove Corp Bhd will refund up to RM50 million in backdated recruitment fees to its foreign workers in the...

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  • 05 AUG 2020
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COVID-19 Brings Sustainability Issues to the Centre Stage for Businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the demand for businesses to address complex supply chains and become more transparent, given the...

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  • 05 AUG 2020
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Oil Giant BP to Slash Oil and Gas Production, Boost Renewables Capacity 20-fold by 2030

Oil giant BP has announced it will develop renewable energy capacity to 50 gigawatts 20 times its 2019 capacity and...

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  • 05 AUG 2020
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DOE Identifies Lorry Dumping Waste Oil Into Drain in N. Sembilan

The Negri Sembilan Department of Environment (DOE) has identified the lorry which was used to dump waste oil that polluted...

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  • 03 AUG 2020
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We Take Natural Resources for Granted

World Nature Conservation Day was celebrated on July 28. Every year, this day is observed to create awareness about protecting...

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  • 02 AUG 2020
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Sustainability in Asia: Dead-end Shortcuts

Unlike the conspicuous and obvious ecological footprint of fossil fuels, the tracks of alternative renewable energy generation are often concealed,...

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  • 01 AUG 2020
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The Perils of Simplistic ‘Sustainability’ in South Asia

In Part 1 of a two-part series, this article examines the special challenges to environmental sustainability in South Asia. Sustainability...

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  • 30 JUL 2020
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Citibank Announces Five-Year Sustainable Progress Strategy

American multinational investment bank and financial services corporation Citigroup Inc (Citi) has announced its new five-year 2025 Sustainable Progress Strategy...

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  • 29 JUL 2020
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Malaysia Fights International Criticism With New Slogan: 'Palm Oil is God's Gift'

Malaysia, the world՚s second largest palm oil producer and exporter, has said it will fight growing anti-palm oil sentiment around...

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  • 28 JUL 2020
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Sime Darby Plantation Sees Rising Costs for Sustainable Practices

Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (SDP) has been facing rising expenditure in sustainable practices over the years and the trend is...

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  • 27 JUL 2020
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M+S Bags S$1.95b Green Loan for Marina One From DBS, OCBC, UOB

The national joint venture between Malaysia and Singapore, M+S Pte Ltd, has obtained a S$1.95 billion green loan for its...

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  • 23 JUL 2020
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Nestle Malaysia to Use Paper Straws for Their Entire UHT Range by the End of 2020

Nestle Malaysia has announced that they will be using paper straws across their entire range of UHT products by the...

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  • 21 JUL 2020
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Microsoft Partners With GCMY to Accelerate Malaysia՚s Progress Towards Sustainable Development Goals 2030

Microsoft Malaysia is proud to be supporting the Global Compact Network Malaysia (GCMY) as its technology partner, to help the...

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  • 20 JUL 2020
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Bursa Malaysia Urges Companies to Ensure Long-term Sustainability

There are currently 73 companies listed on Bursa Malaysia that have met the globally benchmarked environment, social and governance (ESG)...

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  • 17 JUL 2020
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Malaysian Banks Leading in Board Gender Diversity in Asia – Study by CPA Australia

New research has found Malaysia՚s large financial institutions are leaders in board gender diversity in Asia-Pacific, according to a research...

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  • 17 JUL 2020
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EU's F2F an Impetus for Palm Oil Producers to Improve Sustainability Standards: CPOPC

The Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy launched recently by the European Commission offers a major opportunity for palm oil producing...

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  • 16 JUL 2020
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U.S. Order Puts Malaysia Glove Industry Under Pressure Over Labour Abuses

Malaysia՚s medical glove industry was under pressure to crack down on labour abuses on Thursday after the United States blocked...

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  • 15 JUL 2020
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Asia-Pacific Firms Can Become ESG Global Citizens, Deutsche Bank Regional ESG Head Says

From manufacturing clothing in sweatshops to poor environmental practices, Asia-Pacific businesses have lagged behind the rest of the world for...

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  • 14 JUL 2020
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Tesco Seals Largest Solar Power Deal in Malaysia

Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and NE Suria Satu Sdn Bhd (NESS) have entered into the largest long-term power purchase...

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  • 14 JUL 2020
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China’s New Green Bond Catalogue Could Be Greener

Late May saw the release of a consultation draft of China’s 2020 Green Bond Catalogue. It removes controversial coal investments...

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  • 09 JUL 2020
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COVID - Induced Food Insecurity Has Exposed Underinvestment in Food Tech, Says Sustainability Entrepreneur

Global supply chain disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have exposed a lack of investment in food technology that...

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  • 08 JUL 2020
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HSBC Amanah First International Bank in Malaysia to be a Part of UNGC

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd (HSBC Amanah) is now an official member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) via its...

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  • 08 JUL 2020
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Promoting Clarity and Compatibility in the Sustainability Landscape, GRI and SASB Announce Collaboration

Amid rising global demand for clarity in the sustainability reporting ecosystem, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Global...

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  • 08 JUL 2020
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Malaysia՚s Sime Darby to Look Into Report of Forced Labour in Call for U.S. Import Ban

Malaysia՚s Sime Darby Plantation on Wednesday said it will look into “serious allegations” of forced and child labour conditions in...

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  • 07 JUL 2020
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Local Fund Managers Believe in ESG Standards for Sustainable Returns

Local fund managers believe companies with environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards are most likely bound to succeed in delivering...

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  • 04 JUL 2020
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Sarawak Energy Launches Sustainability Campaign in Its Commitment to the UNSDGs

The Sustainability and Sarawak Energy campaign was launched on Monday, marking the start of a six-month staff campaign to build...

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  • 01 JUL 2020
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The Need to Refocus on Sustainable Financing in Malaysia

The humanitarian crisis and economic volatility stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown into sharp relief the growing challenges of...

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  • 29 JUN 2020
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Malaysia Can Be Global Leader in Sustainable and Inclusive Development

The challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was already daunting enough. According to the United Nations, emerging economies...

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  • 27 JUN 2020
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Malaysia's Best Managed, Sustainable Properties Feted in Virtual Ceremony

Winners of EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020 were announced today in a virtual awards ceremony with...

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  • 26 JUN 2020
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How Green Are Asia’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery Plans?

In May, the International Monetary Fund projected the global economy would shrink by 3 per cent this year. But the...

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  • 26 JUN 2020
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Petronas Embarks on First Venture Capital Investment in Malaysia

Petronas, through its corporate venture capital arm Petronas Ventures, is investing in agriculture technology startup Braintree Technologies Sdn Bhd, marking...

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  • 25 JUN 2020
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Solar Electricity an Attractive Investment Amid Economic Downturn

The acceleration of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity deployment will continue in the medium term as the cost of electricity generation...

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  • 24 JUN 2020
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Low Crude Oil Prices Put Pressure on Malaysia, Indonesia Biodiesel Mandates

With demand for crude oil dropping sharply, leading to a steep fall in crude oil prices, the viability of the...

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  • 19 JUN 2020
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How to Build Back Better: 8 Ways Sustainable Businesses Can Survive in the Post-COVID Era

As businesses prepare to crank their operations back up after months of inactivity, the clear skies, roads and shipping lanes...

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  • 18 JUN 2020
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Bursa Malaysia Announces Six New Additions to FTSE4Good Index

Bursa Malaysia Bhd has announced six new additions to the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index (F4GBM). In a statement today, it...

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  • 18 JUN 2020
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France Supports Sustainable Management in Four Asean Countries

French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Center for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (Cirad) signed an agreement...

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  • 15 JUN 2020
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Islamic Finance 2020-2021: COVID-19 Offers An Opportunity For Transformative Developments

S&P Global Ratings believes the global Islamic finance industry will return to slow growth in 2020-2021 after strong performance in...

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  • 11 JUN 2020
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World Bank: Islamic Finance Value Proposition Has to Be Clear

The World Bank said today the Islamic capital market՚s (ICM) value proposition has to be very clear to show that...

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  • 11 JUN 2020
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Singapore's COVID-19 Economic Recovery Team Criticised for Excluding Sustainable Business Voices, Women

A taskforce of industry leaders assembled to revitalise the Singapore economy after the COVID-19 downturn has been criticised in parliament...

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  • 10 JUN 2020
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Malaysia, Indonesia Should Take Part in Development of EU Sustainability Standards

As the world’s largest palm oil producers, Malaysia and Indonesia must be active players in the standard-setting process for the...

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  • 10 JUN 2020
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This Malaysian Social Entrepreneur Wants to Change Lives by Building Homes

As the COVID-19 pandemic brings the fault lines in society’s strata into sharp focus, the good work of non-profit initiatives...

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  • 09 JUN 2020
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SunCon Partners With Engie to Expand District Cooling Technology in Malaysia

Sunway Construction Group Bhd (SunCon), via its wholly owned Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd (SCSB), has signed a memorandum of understanding...

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  • 05 JUN 2020
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Climate Change Linked to Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a silent reminder that we are at a tipping point of two of the world''s greatest...

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  • 05 JUN 2020
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UNDP Malaysia: World Environment Day 2020, It's Time for Nature

Malaysia, despite being only 0.2% of the world''s landmass, the country is blessed with a variety of flora and fauna...

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  • 03 JUN 2020
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ESG Challenges and Opportunities Become More Visible as We Phase Into a Post-COVID World, a COVID-19 Update by S&P Global

According to the World Economic Forum’s most recent COVID-19 Risks Outlook report, which surveyed approximately 350 senior risk professionals in...

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  • 01 JUN 2020
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Malaysian Fashion Labels Go Back to Basics – T-shirts Made From Organic Cotton to Create a Sustainable Future

Fashion-based social enterprises are nothing new. Back in 2006 American company Toms pioneered the then-revolutionary one-for-one concept, giving a pair...

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  • 01 JUN 2020
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MACC Enforces Corporate Liability Law on 1 June 2020

The enforcement of a new provision of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 regarding graft offences involving commercial organisations...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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'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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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