The pandemic exacerbated a global mental health crisis. But taboo, ignorance and a lack of metrics remain barriers to tackling the biggest health burden of the decade, said experts at a conference for social investors.
As Western philanthropic organisations are prone to misallocating capital due to lack of local knowledge, it is time for Asian investors to "step up" to fill post-pandemic funding gaps, says Asian Venture Philanthropy Network chief.
What does workplace inclusion mean to companies in Asia? Genuine inclusion means more than single issues like gender, race or age — it means acknowledging differences in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences, writes Pat Dwyer.
Longer-term planning is needed for life on a warmer planet. Most of today’s early warning and response systems do not account for the risks of a changing climate and must be improved.
Kristie L. Ebi
Traditional pastoral systems are making way for clean energy projects in Africa — often without adequate consultation with community groups and with limited regard for the principle of free, prior, and informed consent.
Hussein Tadicha Wario
Technology for modernising waste management favours male workers. Urban development should focus on the needs of everyday people, instead of chasing aesthetic ideals and profit-making imperatives.
Produced and directed by Eco-Business managing editor Jessica Cheam and video journalist Fraser Morton, who journeyed to Norway earlier this year, the documentary has played to thousands of visitors at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum since its premiere on 4 October.
"We have a choice about the speed of sea-level rise." The Eco-Business Podcast talks to climate scientist Professor Ben Horton about how close the world is to reaching crucial climate tipping points, and what can be done to stop runaway climate change.
Climate change is causing sea levels to rise at an alarming rate, and nowhere is more at risk than archipelagic Southeast Asia. Climate scientist Professor Benjamin Horton of the Earth Observatory of Singapore tells the Eco-Business Podcast about the risks of rising waters and what can be done to address the problem.