Our Planet. Complex. Hopeful. Everyone has a braver, newer way to tackle some of the most pressing climate change issues facing us today. Every little action matters. So Green Matters is a space where we can share some of the best sustainability thinking, learning, innovation in the hope that we can all make a difference. Boldly go!

The Asia Food Challenge Report 2023

PwC, Rabobank, Temasek, and Terrascope launched the third edition of the biennial Asia Food Challenge Report, focused on the opportunity to decarbonize the agri-food value chain in Asia.

The Lessons From Singapore’s Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2023

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS), the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2023, are Singapore’s benchmark of excellence in corporate sustainability.

How Will Electric Vehicles Impact Real Estate In Asia Pacific?

Asia Pacific electric vehicle (EV) sales have seen exponential growth in the past two years, accounting for nearly two-thirds of global auto sales. The soaring demand for charging facilities across the region provides the opportunity for commercial real estate owners to enhance their assets with EV charging installations.

The Green Fintech Report 2023

The Green Fintech Report 2023 – titled “The Intersection of Green, Fin, and Tech: A Study across 5 APEC Economies” provides deeper insights into the developmental landscape of Green Fintech across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, and Singapore.

Blue Water Heroes: A Call to Action More Than An Awards Ceremony

The Blue Water Heroes Awards presents 10 Southeast Asian finalists, representing trailblazers in marine conservation who have made significant contributions through their diverse initiatives and endeavors.

Sustainability Salad of Acronyms: Business and Planet Value Decoded

In this digital transformation age, the lexicon of sustainability is becoming as crucial as any programming language. Businesses and consumers alike are becoming progressively attuned to the importance of green practices.

Pursuing Sustainability Through Digitalization Achieve Goals Faster

Findings of a survey of 4,500 Singaporean business leaders show that organizations focusing on digitalization to pursue sustainability outcomes are significantly more confident in achieving their goals. 

Circular Economy: What To Do With 12 Million Recycled Chopsticks

Initiating Asia Pacific’s move to circular furniture, key partnerships can transform waste to resource, one chopstick at a time.

Climate Change, Data Privacy, And Road Hazards Topping Risks for SE Asia Insurers

Regional insurtech, Igloo, has identified climate change, data privacy and road hazards as the main trends to define the insurance sector in the coming years in SE Asia.

Battling Blaze with Fins: An Innovative Way SE Asia Fights Wildfires

The global challenges posed by climate change can only be solved if actions starts locally. Across Southeast Asia, several communities are trying to do their part. One such effort is led by the Alam Siak Lestari (ASL), a sustainability-led initiative based in the Siak regency that tries to keep the peatlands wet to prevent wildfires.

Singapore Aims To Seize More Green Growth Opportunities with PALO IT

How Singapore’s latest carbon exchange from Climate Impact X aims to help enhance trust and transparency in carbon markets globally in partnership with PALO IT.

Facing Mounting Pressure the Maritime Industry is Slowly Cleaning Up Their Act

One Economist article claimed in 2017 that 15 of the worlds’ biggest ships can emit more Sulphur and Nitrogen Oxide than all the world’s cars combined emissions output. The maritime industry has been slow to reduce their emissions. But, given the increase regulatory pressure, the industry is slowly showing positive signs of change.

A New, Stronger El Nino Is Looming. Why Is That Important.

Scientists are predicting a strong El Nino phenomenon this year. Why is it important for us to know about it and what does that mean for climate patterns across the globe. 

Decarbonisation Should Be Linked To C-Suite Pay

A new report by Schneider Electric has found that Singapore’s business leaders are ready for greater accountability for their company’s decarbonisation goals, with almost all (99%) believing that C-suite remuneration should be linked to decarbonisation goals and targets.

There Is A Difference Between Carbon-Neutral And Net-Zero

With more countries and corporations rushing to set carbon-neutral or net-zero targets, the two concepts are often used interchangeably. However, knowing the difference between them is critical to our fight against irreversible climate change.

Asia To Be Pumped Hydropower Storage Market Leader In 2023

There has been growth in the pumped hydropower storage market as countries start to ramp up their renewable energy capacity. Asia is expected to be the largest pumped hydropower storage market by 2023.

Applications open for the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2023

Applications for the Singapore Apex Corporate Sustainability Awards 2023 are now open, and this year sees the introduction of a brand new category recognizing companies making progress in reducing their carbon emissions.

Green Investing Seeing Slow Growth Among Consumers

85% of Consumers in Southeast Asia feel that their individual actions can collectively create a significant impact on the environment yet only 1 in 10 are investing in green sectors.

Green Building Adoption in Singapore Not Where It Should Be

With Singapore’s buildings accounting for over 20% of its carbon emissions, data from Schneider Electric and the Singapore Green Building Council’s latest report shows  drastic action is needed to accelerate the greening of the urban environment in line with the country’s Paris Agreement commitments.

Can 150 Gigawatts of Green Energy Help Phase Out Coal?

Southeast Asia is planning to add 154 gigawatts (GW) of additional renewable energy capacity in the next five years, which has the potential to offset about 55GW of coal power annually. Is it enough to phase out the region’s coal production?

Tackling Carbon Credit Transparency in Thailand

Singapore’s ESG fintech STACS partners Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization to bring greater transparency to the Carbon Credits market in Thailand.

Raise Data Center Temperature and Reduce Emissions

Data centers are projected to draw one-fifth of global power and contribute up to 5% of carbon emissions by 2025. Given that the Asia Pacific data center and hosting services industry is projected to be a USD 32 billion market by 2024, Reflex Winkelmann GmbH Regional Sales Director Kevin Wee discusses data center energy usage and makes the case for raising the temperature to save consumption, and carbon output.

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainability?

Sustainability means many different things to many different people. If we don’t share a common definition of what it means to be sustainable, how can we work together to reverse climate change?

The Decarbonization Formula

Decarbonization has become this century’s buzz word but what does it mean to decarbonize? What are the elements in a decarbonization formula?

PepsiCo’s Green Accelerator to Fund New Sustainability Startups

The APAC edition of the PepsiCo Greenhouse Program aims to give 10 start-ups USD$20,000 in grant funding and mentorship.

The Global Warming Potential (GWP) Explained

The Global Warming Potential (GWP) metric is an essential tool for measuring the impact of greenhouse gases on the Earth’s climate. Let’s all understand it a little better.

The Race to Decarbonize Has Begun

With more countries passing legislation pushing for decarbonization, the race to decarbonize has begun.

Connected Conservation to Protect Wildlife in Kenya

Building on its alleged success of protecting rhino poaching in South Africa, Connected Conservation says its now expanding into Kenya to support six different conservancies.


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