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Grab: a bellwether for Asean’s digital growth?
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By Jessica Wa'u and Rohini Nambiar For The Business Times GRAB'S recent US$40 billion initial public offering (IPO) is the culmination of a long and eventful journey riding on Asean's digital growth story. While the public listing of a South-east Asian 'super app' is a marker of...

Greening After Glasgow: How should the Private Sector Respond?
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The COP26 climate meeting has renewed hope and ambition by bringing together world leaders from across the globe, shining a spotlight on the climate crisis, and serving as a catalyst for governments, businesses, and individuals to take concrete climate action. But the hard work must...

Eco label momentum (Bangkok Post)
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"Given the extensive rainforest and peatland ecosystems within our region, and the economic contributions of its agribusiness and forestry sectors, we must continue to take action on driving Southeast Asia toward a higher standard of sustainability," said Associate Professor Simon Tay, Chairman of the SIIA...

Is Indonesia backtracking on COP26 pledge?
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By Simon Tay, Siti Bazilah and Aaron Choo For The Straits Times  Indonesia was ranked the world's eighth-largest greenhouse gas emitter by the World Resources Institute, in a study before the pandemic. Agriculture, forestry and other land use make up around half of its emissions. So when Indonesia...

[PREMIUM] Country Updates (25 Nov- 8 Dec)
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Myanmar Ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi gets jail sentence (7 Dec) On Monday, 6 December, Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years jail for inciting dissent and breaching Covid-19 rules. However, she had her jail sentence reduced from four years to two years after...

Greening after Glasgow: Southeast Asia must come together as a “Climate Community” to press forward on climate action
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Media Release For Immediate Release Greening after Glasgow: Southeast Asia must come together as a “Climate Community” to press forward on climate action The public and private sectors should strengthen synergies on carbon pricing and create a robust carbon market to balance decarbonisation and development goals.   Singapore, 6 December 2021 –...

ASEAN’s next move (Bangkok Post)
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ASEAN countries will focus on treating COVID–19 as an endemic. “This is a point at which these countries have either explicitly, like Singapore and others, or implicitly recognised the need to move from the pandemic approach of trying to get to zero to an endemic approach,"...

Greening after Glasgow – How should the Private Sector Respond?
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Date: 29 November, 4-6pm SGT The COP26 climate meeting has renewed hope and ambition by bringing together world leaders from across the globe, shining a spotlight on the climate crisis, and serving as a catalyst for governments, businesses, and individuals to take concrete climate action. But...