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Photo credit: “Aerial view of oil palm plantation” by Nanang Sujana/CIFOR

11 May Asean’s active role in the greening of growth

By Simon Tay and Fawziah Selamat For The Business Times SUSTAINABILITY issues are still often seen as long-term concerns, rather than requiring urgent attention, despite the Paris agreement to take action to address climate change. Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), there have also been...

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08 Mar Green bonds and other ideas for sustainability in the Budget

by Simon Tay and Lau Xin Yi Some credit the recent Singapore Budget as being responsible and responsive. Many ministries face spending cuts, while infrastructure spending will increase to position Singapore for "vibrant and innovative" economic growth. Other comments focus on the goods and services tax, which...

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22 Feb Breakthroughs in Sustainable Investing and Finance

2018 will see a surge in sustainability reporting, as companies listed on the Singapore Exchange are now mandated to disclose their sustainability practices or explain why they have not done so. While such a move is positive, there are no set standards for how companies...

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06 Feb Breakthroughs in Sustainable Investing and Finance

Advancing sustainable development across emerging markets will require substantial capital. The UN estimates, for instance, that up to US$7 trillion in annual investment will be needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve funding at this scale will require significant flows of private capital...

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30 Jan Trump’s presidency and Asia’s climate battle

By Chen Chen Lee and Lau Xinyi The fight against climate change has notably taken a hit during US President Donald Trump's first year in office. Besides rolling back domestic policies and regulations from the era of his predecessor Barack Obama, Mr Trump also announced plans to withdraw...

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19 Jan Singapore goes for quiet ASEAN diplomacy

By Simon Tay and Cheryl Tan City-state seeks cooperation boost despite differences over Trump, China and Myanmar refugees Singapore is settling into its one-year rotating chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations at a time when the region's economic growth is outperforming the world. But the...

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