Government initiatives may dovetail with companies' sustainability reporting

COVID-19 and its unintended environmental impacts have been discussed at length. While there have been immediate gains, such as lower greenhouse emissions and improved air quality in numerous cities, much more remains to be done to improve the state of the natural environment in the long term....

Beware the false security of wearing plastic gloves

SINGAPORE is very fortunate as the entire population has access to clean water, soap and handwashing facilities. But are these actually used by individuals and by food handlers, whether in hawker centres or fancy restaurants? Anecdotal information indicates this is often not the case.

Assessing business and sustainability in China

INTERESTS of Chinese companies in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are of comparatively recent origin. Between 1991 and 2005, Chinese companies issued only 22 reports on corporate social responsibility (CSR). The situation changed dramatically when the concept of CSR was...