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Environment Projects in Asia

  • Going green: the changing face of corporate finance

    CHINA, 2017/09/23 Corporate finance is evolving. Top management teams and senior company executives are under growing pressure to adopt management practices and investment choices that are both socially responsible and financially rewarding. These objectives can sometimes be at odds with each other. The pressure for firms to be socially responsible is growing at a rapid pace. This is authentic particularly in the Better China region, which is fast establishing itself as a specialist hub for energy finance. To see this, one may consider two defining milestones of 2017, affecting corporations operating in the region.
  • Arsyadjuliandi Rachman, Governor of Riau

    INDONESIA, 2017/08/11 Business-friendly Riau is working to encourage visitation and investment while as well preserving its forests Strategically on the eastern coast of Sumatra, along the Strait of Malacca and close to neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, Riau province sits at the center of the ASEAN region and is known for its natural resources and endless forests. The provincial capital and major city is Pekanbaru, which translates as ‘new market’ in Indonesian. It has long been known as a mercantile center since the Kingdom of Siak fell under the influence of the Dutch East India Company during the mid-1700s. This strategic city of trade was transferred to the Dutch authorities and remained a commercial investment during the colonial period.
  • Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Hold Key To Tackling Plastic Pollution

    WORLD, 2017/05/04 Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without breaking down and with no viable solution in sight. That was until the recent discovery that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics in the form of store and supermarket shopping bags.
  • Revolutionary materials made in Japan

    JAPAN, 2017/04/30 Japan’s efforts to revive a stagnant economy have encompassed sectors across all categories, from food and beverages, to technology and infrastructure. The apparel fashion industry is faced with the same challenge of diversifying and innovating to meet changing consumer needs. An aging people has put a focus on additional comfortable and casual clothing, presenting a challenge for designers who are geared additional towards fashion. Japan has been a leader of style on the runways for decades by presently, inspiring trends around the world. As Sidney Toledano, Chief Executive of Christian Dior reminded us before this year, “It was the Japanese clients who launched the vogue for accessories in the 1970s and 1980s, by buying bags on their journeys to Europe.”
  • Global wildlife agency hails Sino-U.S. deal to save elephants

    CHINA, 2015/09/29 A world wildlife conservation organization on Monday lauded agreement reached between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama committing to take swift action to protect elephants. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) CEO Azzedine Downes said the agreement reached on Friday would play a key role in ending the poaching crisis across the globe. "President Xi has delivered a tremendous victory in the battle to save elephants. China has slammed the door in the face of all those who are profiting from the slaughter of elephants," Downes said in a statement released in Nairobi.