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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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'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

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.

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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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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

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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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.

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 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

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

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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

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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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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

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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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

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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.

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Campaign to nudge PR firms to dump fossil fuel clients launches in Asia

Eco-Business

Led by American non-profit Clean Creatives, it aims to reach 1,000 public relations professionals in Asia Pacific by the end of 2022. Will the campaign gain traction in the fossil fuel-dependent region

Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia

Renewable Energy World

Finnish energy technology group Wärtsilä has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia. Strategic Development News Energy Storage Asia Grid Scale

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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Energy efficiency: Southeast Asia's decarbonisation quick fix?

Eco-Business

[VIDEO] Improving energy efficiency could meet a quarter of Southeast Asia’s emissions reduction targets. Here is how efficiency could drive Southeast Asia's energy transition

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Energy & Power Key Takeaways – Cleantech Forum Asia

CleanTech Group

For three days, Cleantech Forum Asia hosted local, regional and international players in the energy sector. Here are some key takeaways from the. Cleantech Forums Cleantech Insights Energy & Power

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Home Delivery Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Returning on 9-10 September 2020 to Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, Home Delivery Asia is Asia's leading retail logistics event

President Biden waives solar panel tariffs from Southeast Asia

Inhabitant

President Joe Biden has waived tariffs on solar panels from four South Asia countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The waiver will stay for two years, in a move that is meant to help rejuvenate solar adoption across the United States. The president's action invokes the Defense Production Act, which is meant to support local solar panel manufacturing

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Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa

Impact Alpha

ImpactAlpha, September 26 – India-based impact investor Aavishkaar has more than $1 billion in assets under management and three open funds in India, Southeast Asia and Africa. To fuel Aavishkaar’s growth, Dutch development bank FMO stepped in as an equity investor, taking a 10% stake The post Aavishkaar scores $37 million for expansion in Asia and Africa appeared first on ImpactAlpha. paywall Africa Smarter Money Industry News Asia Dealflow India

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Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference

Eco-Business

Asia's Leading Integrated Energy Transformation Event

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How to transform Asia-Pacific’s electricity grids

Eco-Business

Smart meters and data management systems help build more resilient, efficient and responsive systems

Agriculture & Food Key Takeaways – Cleantech Forum Asia

CleanTech Group

At Cleantech Forum Asia we highlighted Agriculture & Food in two key sessions on our agenda. In the first session we looked at. Agriculture & Food Cleantech Insights Cleantech Insurance

Sustainability recruitment firm Acre launches in Asia

Eco-Business

One of Asia's first specialist sustainability recruitment firms has opened for business in Singapore as demand for jobs in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector builds in the region in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic