CSR Asia Weekly: The real price of cheap clothes / Sustainable palm oil agenda / Water Security

Vol. 9 Week 16 | 02 May 2013     HIGHLIGHT Corporate Community Investment Forum 2013, Singapore A pioneering forum which will give delegates access to the latest research and trends on corporate community investment in the Asean Region, with a specific focus on impact measurement. Click here for more details. CSR and the …

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS

ASIA’S SOARING CONSUMPTION OF RAW MATERIALS UNSUSTAINABLE, UN WARNS New York, Apr 24 2013  2:00PM   The Asia-Pacific region, which has overtaken the rest of the world in consumption of raw materials as affluence and manufacturing increase, must boost its resource efficiency or risk losing ground in lifestyle, economic growth …

Apply by 17 August – Call for applications for the Asia-Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy, 25-29 September 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal

Asia-Pacific Graduates’ Youth Forum on Green Economy 25-29 September 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), in collaboration with the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Asia Pacific Mountain Network (APMN) of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and …

Is Rio+20 going to make a difference? Is privatising development the answer?

Vol. 8 Week 24 | 13 June 2012 HIGHLIGHT Register Today and Enjoy 15% Early-bird Discount View the full conference programme at Summit website: Here Participate and learn from our speakers: Accor, CLP, Coca-Cola, DHL, FSG, GIZ, LRQA, Nokia, SOS International,Standard Chartered Bank, State Street Corporation, Tencent, Total, UNICEF, World …

IGES on-site side events, related events & exhibitions at Rio+20

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will hold the following on-site side events at Rio+20, and will be involved in related events and exhibitions in the Japan Pavilion. http://www.iges.or.jp/en/rio20/side_events.html   “Building Resilience to Disasters in the 21st Century: Implications of the Triple Disaster in Japan in a Post-Rio+20 World” Monday, 18 …

Asia-Pacific Cannot Afford to Grow Without Addressing Environmental Concerns

ASIA-PACIFIC CANNOT AFFORD TO GROW WITHOUT ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS — UN New York, May 10 2012 9:05AM Countries in the Asia-Pacific region must find ways to continue to grow economically and lift millions out of poverty while also responding to climate change and environmental concerns, according to a United Nations …

Asia-Pacific Nations Review Progress on Sustainable Transport at Un-Backed Forum

ASIA-PACIFIC NATIONS REVIEW PROGRESS ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT AT UN-BACKED FORUM New York, Mar 15 2012 6:05PM Senior officials from over 30 Asia-Pacific nations are meeting at a United Nations-backed forum in Bangkok to review progress towards a sustainable and efficient regional transport network. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the “commitment to …

World’s Wealthiest Richer than Before Credit Crunch!

hat tip to Barry Ritholtz! World Wealth Report reveals soaring numbers of rich individuals in Asia Pacific region – but slower growth in Britain We are not all in this together. The UK economy is flat, the US is weak and the Greek debt crisis, according to some commentators, is …