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Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

Jim Conca

McKinsey&Company's Climate risk in Asia report indicates that Asia gets hit hardest by climate change, which shouldn’t be surprising.

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Fashion for Good looks to increase investment in Asia

GreenBiz

The respected Dutch nonprofit is behind two initiatives to create a less exploitative and more sustainable model for Asia’s textile and garment industries

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Asia is too often overlooked in the alt protein conversation. It’s time to change that

AFN Sustainable Protein

In the rest of the world (ROW), Asia particularly, it’s an entirely different story. This is not the case in Asia. The future is Asia. ” Well, Asia is where the action is, folks. The post Asia is too often overlooked in the alt protein conversation.

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Igloo raises $46 million to provide insurance for gig economy workers in Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, November 30 — In Southeast Asia, insurance coverage as a benefit for employees is a luxury most small and even medium-sized businesses. The post Igloo raises $46 million to provide insurance for gig economy workers in Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Asia's central banks must rise to the challenge of climate change

GreenBiz

Most central banks in Asia already believe they should help to promote green bonds and other low-carbon initiatives. Finance & Investing Risk

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5 powerful examples of clean energy transitions in Asia

GreenBiz

The diverse continent accounts for more than one third of the world's energy use. What can support the rise of renewables there

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Brief: Nutrition Technologies lands $20m to expand insect-protein operation across Asia

AFN Sustainable Protein

For Nutrition Technologies, next steps include expanding the company’s production capacity both at its current operating plant in Malaysia as well as through a new joint-venture project in a soon-to-be-announced second country in Southeast Asia.

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Circular Bioeconomy and Asia Pulp and Paper’s Role in it

U.S. Green Technology

The post Circular Bioeconomy and Asia Pulp and Paper’s Role in it appeared first on U.S. Green Living, Living Green asia pulp and paper Bioeconomy

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Sustainable finance in Asia: Taxonomies

Eco-Business

Asia’s sustainable economy – set to reach US$5 trillion by 2030 – is a wealth of opportunity. But that value requires assurance by governments and financial markets that sustainability is more than a label. Taxonomies provide clarity

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Aavishkaar seeks to raise a $500 million carbon fund for India, South Asia and Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 31 – India-based Aavishkaar Capital says it’s raising carbon fund of up to $500 million for investments in India, South Asia. The post Aavishkaar seeks to raise a $500 million carbon fund for India, South Asia and Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Borderless haze threatens Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

Governments, civil society and the international community need to work fast as the dry season approaches and smoke haze returns in Southeast Asia

Asia 66
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Temasek’s ABC World Asia backs Vietnamese oral health provider Kim Dental

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, February 4 — Singapore-based private equity impact fund ABC World Asia, launched by Temasek in 2019, led a $24 million financing round. The post Temasek’s ABC World Asia backs Vietnamese oral health provider Kim Dental appeared first on Impact Alpha.

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SwipeRx raises $27 million to digitalize pharmacies in Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 25 — Singapore-based SwipeRx (formerly mClinica) has raised $27 million to build digital tools for pharmacies in Southeast Asia. The post SwipeRx raises $27 million to digitalize pharmacies in Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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Southeast Asia's biodiversity protection challenge, by the numbers

Eco-Business

But only 6 per cent of pristine Southeast Asia is currently conserved The world agreed to protect almost a third of nature areas on Earth at the COP15 biodiversity summit.

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ERM splits Asia-Pacific leadership

Eco-Business

The sustainability consultancy has appointed Nat Vanitchyangkul as Asia CEO. Michael Gaggin will lead Australia and New Zealand

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Asia Green Fund’s Bo Bai: Cleantech investing opens the door to impact investing in China

Impact Alpha

The post Asia Green Fund’s Bo Bai: Cleantech investing opens the door to impact investing in China appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia China Climate and Clean TechImpactAlpha, July 7 – Chinese investors are moving capital into cleantech and low carbon funds.

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Japan – Asia’s Biggest Energy Market Opportunity in 2019?

CleanTech Group

Asia Energy Efficiency Energy Storage Geographical Insights Energy Transformation Japan's Energy LandscapeOne of the largest economies in the world and the fourth largest consumer of electricity, Japan has long been a recognized leader in energy technology development. The 2011 earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima nuclear accident triggered a major overhaul of the energy market in Japan. As a result, local and foreign innovators are now looking […].

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Asia needs to be on board for global ESG rule-setting: IFRS chair Erkki Liikanen

Eco-Business

Plans are underway for Tokyo to host another Asia office The International Sustainability Standards Board, a standard-setting body launched after COP26 to harmonise ESG reporting is opening an office in Beijing by mid-2023.

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Asia's largest organic rooftop farm can grow 20 tons of food annually

Inhabitat - Innovation

Organic urban agriculture, renewable energy and beautiful landscaping come together at the Thammasat University Rooftop Farm (TURF), Asia's largest organic rooftop farm that spans 236,806 square feet. Bangkok-based landscape architecture and urban design firm LANDPROCESS designed the productive landscape in response to both the Thai capital's sprawling urbanization and rising food and water scarcity concerns amid the climate crisis

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Lithium Deal Could Signal An End To The China-Australia Trade War

Forbes Green Tech

Asia /asia Asia /asia Business /business Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech asia BusinessNew mining deals and a political event indicate that the China-Australia trade war could be drawing to a close.

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Ecologists concerned about Asia's coral health as yellow-band disease wipes out Thailand's reefs

Eco-Business

Coral restoration ecologist Carly Randall tells Eco-Business that warming oceans may be putting Asia's reefs in peril As temperatures rise, coral bleaching events and disease outbreaks are becoming more frequent.

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Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance

Impact Alpha

23 – The Asia-Pacific region has seen enormous economic growth in the last few decades, which has lifted hundreds of millions out of extreme poverty. The work is The post Asia-Pacific is the next frontier for blended finance appeared first on ImpactAlpha. ImpactAlpha, Jan.

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Meeting Asia’s rising demand for disability devices

Eco-Business

Demand for technologies to assist disabled people is rising in Asia Pacific countries as affordability and availability of the right devices emerge as major issues

Asia 66
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Qoala secures $65 million to make insurance affordable and accessible in Southeast Asia

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, May 16 — Insurance penetration in Southeast Asia lags the global average. The post Qoala secures $65 million to make insurance affordable and accessible in Southeast Asia appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia Dealflow Financial Inclusion Impact Tech

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Asia's emissions-reduction plan for the world

Eco-Business

How will Asia's energy transition mechanism — potentially the world’s largest CO2 reduction programme — phase-out coal in the energy-hungry region

Asia 65
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AgFunder launches impact fund for Asia agrifood tech startups

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 11 – San Francisco-based venture capital firm AgFunder launched its GROW accelerator in Singapore last year to support Asia’s agrifood tech ecosystem. The post AgFunder launches impact fund for Asia agrifood tech startups appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

Asia 68
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Putting a floor under Asia's sinking cities

Eco-Business

Rising sea levels will affect many Asian countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. There needs to be fresh approaches and policies to manage what is termed a 'super wicked problem

Asia 65
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New Asia leadership at Forum for the Future

Eco-Business

The sustainability non-profit has appointed Sumi Dhanarajan as its managing director for Southeast Asia. Anna Biswas will lead Forum’s work in India in a critical year as the nation takes on the G20 presidency

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Central Asia & Mongolia renewable energy potential on the agenda

altenergymag

The high-level international investment conference Energy Week Central Asia & Mongolia 2021 will take place on a virtual event platform on 27-29 April bringing together the authorities, project operators of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Mongolia?,

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Capturing the cruelty of orangutan tourism in Asia

Eco-Business

His latest project exposes the horrors of baby orangutans captured from the wild and forced to perform for tourists around Southeast Asia Aaron Gekoski has documented human-wildlife conflict for more than a decade.

Asia 66
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Elon Musk’s Economics 101 Course For Japan

Forbes Green Tech

Asia /asia Asia /asia Billionaires /worlds-billionaires Business /business Energy /energy Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick Asia

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Floods in Asia are costing US$30 billion a year

Eco-Business

Asia has suffered the biggest economic losses to floods in recent times, according to data that shows damage from climate calamities growing by 5-7 per cent a year globally. Asia is also the least insured, despite being flood-prone

Asia 66
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Global warming could threaten Southeast Asia's mass flowering forests: study

Eco-Business

Synchronous mass flowering is one of the most spectacular but least-understood phenomena in Southeast Asia’s tropical rainforests

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Strengthening impact investing in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia with collaboration, local solutions and scale

Impact Alpha

Impact Voices 2030 Finance Africa Asia Frontier & Growth MarketsFor the first time in two decades, global extreme poverty is expected to rise. According to The World Bank, the COVID-19 pandemic will.

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Asia's renewable energy investments are not aggressive enough to meet global climate goals

Eco-Business

C, a study by Fair Finance Asia finds Most Asian countries’ climate commitments are not sufficiently aligned with the Paris Agreement target to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C,

Asia 65
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Quadria secures IFC investment for second Asia healthcare fund

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, August 28 – Five years after closing its first, $300 million healthcare fund, Singapore-based Quadria Capital is looking to raise up to $500 million for a second fund targeting growth-stage healthcare firms in Asia expanding access and filling service gaps. Quadria, an impact-focused firm, doesn’t always directly target the base of Asia’s economic pyramid. But The post Quadria secures IFC investment for second Asia healthcare fund appeared first on ImpactAlpha.

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New mines, old problems — Special report on mining energy transition metals in Southeast Asia

Eco-Business

As the search for minerals such as lithium, nickel and cobalt spreads across Southeast Asia, the experience of local communities in the Philippines, a nickel mining powerhouse, could foretell risks to environment, health and livelihoods

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Insitor’s second Impact Asia Fund secures $42 million for early-stage investments

Impact Alpha

The post Insitor’s second Impact Asia Fund secures $42 million for early-stage investments appeared first on ImpactAlpha. Asia Dealflow Gender Smart Women Entrepreneurs Women Rising

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Asia's biggest firms are not joining the dots between biodiversity loss and business survival: study

Eco-Business

A small fraction of Asia's publicly listed firms regard nature as business-critical. Asia's property companies are the most nature-conscious, healthcare firms the least. Japanese firms are the region's most active conservationists

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Is Asia high on hydrogen?

Eco-Business

Bets are on bringing it into the energy mix in Asia, despite it lacking commercial viability Green hydrogen was one of the hottest topics that dominated regional energy dialogues this week.

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Automakers Seek To Integrate—And Localize—Battery Production

Forbes Green Tech

Asia /asia Asia /asia Business /business Transportation /transportation Innovation /innovation Green Tech /green-tech asia jackperkowskiblog

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Sustainability recruitment company Acre hires Asia head

Eco-Business

Paddy Balfour will move from Hong Kong to Singapore to run Acre's Asia operations. He says there is 'exponential' growth in demand for sustainability talent in the region

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Will green parties rise in Southeast Asia?

Eco-Business

Southeast Asia may eventually see the rise of its own green movement Greens often prosper in federal systems, in countries with service-based economies, and in situations where environmental issues are part of mainstream political debates.

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