Climate Crisis Demands Market Transformation—But First, Standardization

Achieving meaningful climate change mitigation efforts is possible with an established set of standards to evaluate companies’ progress, explains Mahesh Ramanujam, the former president and CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council. The recent SEC proposals are a good first step, but public policy-driven market transformation is needed to avert climate catastrophe, he says. As […]

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief

‘Lifeline’ of renewable energy can steer world out of climate crisis: UN chief The State of the Climate 2021 indicates that extreme weather – the day-to-day face of climate change – wreaked a heavy toll of human lives, triggered shocks for food and water security, and led to hundreds of billions of dollars in economic losses […]

Arthaland’s Cebu projects on track to attain net zero

NET ZERO TARGET. The 39-story Cebu Exchange is set to obtain its net zero certification next year. Arthaland is the first developer in Asia to be a signatory to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in 2020. / ARTHALAND KATLENE O. CACHO May 03, 2022 PROPERTY developer Arthaland is on track […]

Road to net zero emissions by 2030: Here’s how Unilever is doing it

MANILA, Philippines — Last November, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) came to a close at Glasgow, Scotland with renewed commitments on climate action and more targets on emissions reductions. The 13-day summit was dubbed as the planet’s “last best chance” to stop the worst consequences of climate change.  While governments are called to lead […]

7 trends that will shape sustainability in 2022

In the coming year, we should expect to see stricter laws to expose ‘greenwashers’ and rising demand for clear disclosure and reporting standards. The prolonged coronavirus pandemic continued to force seismic shifts in public policy and company behaviour. It brought about important fixes in the financial system and altered how businesses reacted to the impacts of […]

Coca-Cola Philippines plans to phase out sachets by 2022

Coca-Cola Philippines plans to phase out sachets by 2022 COCA-COLA Philippines plans to ramp up the use of recycled plastic in its products and exit the sachet industry by next year, according to an executive. “We will be accelerating the use of more recycled plastic in our bottles – also known as rPET bottles – […]

Drink helps firms deliver sustainability reports

Drink helps firms deliver sustainability reports DRINK Sustainability Communications is taking the lead in delivering sustainability reports for local firms, as more companies rush into incorporating sustainability programs into their business strategies. Established in 2010, Drink started out as a creative advertising agency that came up with usual ad materials such as flyers, pamphlets, and […]

EDC convenes net-zero carbon alliance

First Gen-owned Energy Development Corporation (EDC), the country’s largest renewable energy producer by way of its core geothermal operations, has launched a multi-sectoral movement toward attaining net-zero carbon emissions among businesses in the Philippines. Dubbed the Net Zero Carbon Alliance, EDC is spearheading the movement for the country to become carbon neutral, in line with […]