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#IWD2020: 10 Women Changing The Future Of Impact In Asia

7 Mins Read International Women’s Day is internationally recognised on the March 8th every year, and represents a focal point for women’s rights and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At times, it appears as though global environmental and social crises are too overwhelmingly large to tackle. But there are some […]

INVESTING: Why CEOs Are All About Long-Termism & Cathedral Thinking

7 Mins Read Long story short? Business leaders and investors are now pricing in climate change because they’re all out of choices. Ever since BlackRock’s Chairman and CEO Larry Fink published his iconic letter in 2018 calling for greater environmental and social responsibility in business strategies, long-termism as an investment concept has gained traction, buttressed by rising consumer […]

The Truth Behind Hong Kong’s Financial District & Climate Injustice

3 Mins Read New research by the Canadian Centre of Architecture (CCA) has explored the mostly hidden links between Hong Kong’s financial district and global environmental damage. Finding a connection between the physical financial spaces in the city and climate change events, the research group aims to present their findings in a virtual web documentary called Market Landscape. […]

These 11 Companies Are Saving The Planet One Plastic-Free Product At A Time

5 Mins Read Are you in the mood for a shopping spree, but are worried about your environmental footprint? Fret no more: we are here to help! We have rounded up 11 companies offering innovative plastic-free alternative products that are good for the planet, for you, and for the community. S’well Reusable Bottles S’well was launched in 2010 […]

Unilever CEO Announces Divestment From Non-Sustainable Portfolio Companies

2 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch multinational company Unilever shows that it is serious about sustainability in recent statements by CEO Alan Jope warning shareholders that it will sell off brands that do not positively contribute to the planet and societies.  Following earlier comments against companies that are “woke washing” by only publicly posturing on sustainability without real changes being […]

Ovolo Hotels Announces OMG Amenities Range To Replace Single-Use Disposable Plastic

2 Mins Read Ovolo Hotels, which runs hotels across Hong Kong and Australia, have just announced the release of their own range of OMG bathroom amenities to replace single-use plastic disposables.  The new environmental initiative in collaboration with Vanity Group will make a positive impact on reducing plastic pollution in Asia and around the world. All OMG Amenities […]

InterContinental Hotels Will Ditch Single-Use Plastic Amenities Globally Citing Guest Pressure

2 Mins Read International hotel chains are now joining the global movement to tackle plastic pollution by introducing sweeping measures to ditch mini toiletry disposables. The InterContinental Hotels Group, which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Six Senses resort spas and InterContinental chains around the world, is making the bold move to switch to refillable dispensers and bottles and […]

Singaporean Vegan Start-Up Wins Big At 2019 Asia Food Innovation Awards

2 Mins Read Amongst the winners and finalists announced at the recent Asia Food Innovation Awards ceremony were a number of innovative plant-based food technology and sustainable packaging companies from the region including a Singaporean vegan cheese company and a Malaysian rice straw manufacturer. The awards, hosted by FoodBev Media, featured more than 70 entries from 14 countries […]

Asia CSR Women Heroes: Rebecca Walker Chan “I Try To Prove That Embedding Sustainability Into Business Will Create Bottom Line Impact”

4 Mins Read In this new series, we celebrate the women who bring corporates to task from the inside, pushing for greater environmental and social forward policies.  What is your full title and where do you work? I am the Founding Consultant of SouthPaw | Sustainability Consulting and am also delighted to work with The Purpose Business as […]

Asia CSR Women Heroes: Rebecca Donnellan Got 11,000 People to Go Green Monday

3 Mins Read In this new series, we celebrate the women who bring corporates to task from the inside, pushing for greater environmental and social forward policies.  What is your full title and where do you work? I’m Director of Sustainability at MGM China, the hospitality and entertainment resorts based in Macau (although I live in Hong Kong).* […]