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How to Avoid Greenwashing: A Guide for Sustainable Businesses and Marketing Leaders

Today, the public uses a microscope to look for the significant gaps between a firm's words and actions. And if these gaps are found, the reputational damage is often hard to recover from, since markets have long memories. However, business leaders hold their future in their own hands.

Financial Greenwashing: What is it and How Does It Happen?

Financial greenwashing threatens to derail the global decarbonisation journey by abusing investors' trust and channelling funds into instruments and projects with suboptimal impact against climate change.

The Latest PDP8 Vietnam Draft – Focus on Renewable Energy and a Drastic CO2 Emissions Reduction

The latest draft of the Vietnam PDP8 sends the positive signal that the country is no longer looking in the direction of fossil fuels. Instead, it is further diversifying its low-carbon power sources, planning for notable clean energy growth and a massive CO2 emission reduction.

Asia’s Race to Net-Zero by 2030

Achieving net-zero is the world's top priority. So far, Asia lags behind in its effort to go carbon-neutral. Renewable energy is the key.

The Japan Net-Zero Commitments: Ambitious and Honest or Unrealistic and Hypocritical

Japan should be at the forefront of the clean energy transition. While the country has made multiple pledges, its actions and meaningful results are still lacking.

Plastic Pollution: Big Brands’ Greenwashing of Plastic Waste

A Reuters study suggests that less than 10% of all the plastic ever made has been recycled due to how costly it is to collect and sort it. However, plastic production will double within 20 years. While the problem comes from a single source, the consequences affect everyone.

Net-Zero Accountability and Its Critical Importance for Our Future

The lack of accountability has turned many net-zero pledges into PR tools. If this practice continues it will erode reputations and hinder financial outlooks and challenge action on climate change

The Future of Energy Transition Under S. Korea’s New President Yoon Suk-Yeol

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol appears to be a wild card for South Korea's energy transition. On the one hand, he has blatantly stated that it is impossible to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050. On the other hand, he believes the country should strengthen its current renewable energy target for 2030. So where is South Korea headed for in the clean energy transition?

IPCC Report: Climate Finance for Adaptation Must Increase for Developing Countries

The latest IPCC Working Group II report largely stresses the need to accelerate climate adaptation, eradicate injustice and end the use of fossil fuels. The report, ‘Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability,’ emphasised that coal and other fossil fuels are choking humanity.

The Global LNG Market and Long-Term Contracts – A Barrier to Net-Zero 2050

Asian countries are becoming victims of the lack of flexibility in long-term gas contracts. However, the associated energy security risk, volatile prices and supply/demand imbalances don't top the agenda of the primary concerns. The incompatibility of gas with the global net-zero efforts does.

The ASEAN Energy Outlook 2022- Advancing Energy Transition Through Innovation

The ASEAN energy outlook is promising – the countries have laid the groundwork and are ready for the energy transition. The potential is there - but where should we start?

The Factors Determining the Energy Transition in Asian Economies

While the level of economic development is essential for the energy transition progress, developing Asian economies prove it isn't everything. What are the factors for Asian economies to transition to net-zero?

Are Prosumers the Future of the Renewable Energy Transition?

Prosumers result from decentralized energy systems - they generate and use their own energy. This model is a crucial strategy for increasing electrification in remote areas, and the implementation of local microgrids allows prosumers to work in sync. Excess power generated can be sold throughout the community. Asia is ready for the rise of prosumers.

How to Achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals and Targets [Part II]

The following years will have to make up for the lack of significant progress in the implementation of the SDG goals and targets since their introduction in 2015. The key to succeeding is in collaboration and striking a harmonious balance involving governments, companies, stakeholders and society.

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