Singapore set to become world's first sustainable palm oil nation

[KUALA LUMPUR] Singapore could become the world's first country to only use sustainable palm oil as part of a green push to tackle forest fires and air pollution blighting South-east Asia.

Polar Water unveils latest product in recyclable cartons in green push

POLAR Water Distributor, a Singapore-based food service distribution company, has gone for fully recyclable packaging over plastic bottles for its new drink in its drive to go green.

What is sustainable finance? That's a US$4t question for investors

[SINGAPORE] Major fund managers, including BlackRock Inc and Amundi Asset Management, are running into a roadblock as they seek to put more money into emerging-market sustainable investments: a...

Sea change needed to enable and sustain Asia's food security

WHEN it comes to doing business these days, be it in Singapore or elsewhere, the buzzword is sustainability.

Chocolate makers face ultimatum over pay for poor cocoa farmers

CHOCOLATE makers are facing an ultimatum - either support a contentious plan to raise the pay of impoverished farmers, or risk a halt to programmes that sustainability-conscious consumers...

How SMEs can do their bit for Singapore's environment

A RECENT survey by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) revealed that on average, Singaporeans could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic every week - equivalent to a credit card's plastic content - in...

Investor pressure drives regional venture funds to sustainability deals

SOUTH-EAST Asia's venture capital (VC) firms are increasingly burnishing their sustainability credentials to meet heightened demand from their investors.

DBS, AU Optronics sign Taiwan's first sustainability-linked loan

DBS Bank Taipei Branch has signed a three-year, NT$2 billion (S$88 million) sustainability-linked loan with Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics.

DBS's Piyush Gupta tackles questions ranging from Hyflux to climate change

DBS Group Holdings posted record earnings in 2018 but shareholders seemed more preoccupied with the bank's stand on duty of care and ethical investing at its annual general meeting on Thursday....

A competitive Smart Nation through a strong and united Singapore

BUDGET 2019 offers a commendably strategic vision to build "a strong, united Singapore". This vision is consistent with the country's goal to be competitive, and to be a smart nation.