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Digital and green strong avenues of growth for ASEAN and UK

The UK’s long-awaited Integrated Review, outlining its international priorities in a post-Brexit world, has been released. Whilst it is wide-ranging in focus, there is a clear and strong tilt towards opportunities in digital and climate change within Southeast Asia. This should be welcome news for Asean member states, especially if the UK becomes a viable […]

KeTSA honours National Energy Awards 2020 winners

THE Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) recently honoured winners of the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020, comprising 15 companies across various industries and fields, who later represented the country at the Asean Energy Awards (AEA) 2020. At AEA 2020, the categories were Green Building Awards 2020; Energy Management for Buildings & Industry Awards […]

Singapore must ensure digital infrastructure is environmentally sustainable, says Desmond Lee

SINGAPORE: As the digital economy continues to grow, it is important for Singapore to ensure that its digital infrastructure is “as environmentally sustainable as possible”, said Minister for National Development Desmond Lee on Tuesday (Apr 6). Mr Lee was speaking at a virtual event held for the opening of Digital Realty’s third and largest data […]

Public-private partnerships an imperative for Asean green efforts

As economies across the globe look toward gradual recovery in a post-Covid-19 world, many countries are urgently recognising the role of sustainable development in their post-Covid recovery and future resilience planning. Sustainable development plays an integral role in helping Asean attract both foreign and domestic investments, as well as navigate fast economic growth and rapid urbanisation by […]

Thai ESG funds’ asset value jumps to B34bn

The asset value of Thai sustainability mutual funds leapt to 34 billion baht as of last month after tallying 22 billion last year, which was a fourfold increase from 2019, as growing environmental awareness and environment, social and governance (ESG) investments lure investors with the promise of high returns.

Forum talks Vietnam-Japan ties in sustainable energy development in GMS

NDO/VNA – A policy research forum was held in Hanoi on March 15 to look into the enhancement of Vietnam-Japan cooperation for the sustainable energy development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) in the post-pandemic period.

Investment and innovation in Thai renewable energy

Renewable energy capacity will increase by two terawatts in the Asia Pacific region over the next decade, driven by population growth, strong economic performance, and significant market potential. Southeast Asia will play an important role in this growth, with the region’s electricity demand expected to double by 2040, twice the global average rate.

Thammasat University – A Prototype for Smart City to Promote Sustainable Development

Program Management Unit on Area Based Development (PMUA) selected Thammasat University to be a prototype for ‘smart’ community in Pathumthani province by accelerating research on “smart city integration” plan to promote sustainable development for the university using the Center of Academic Excellence in Research and Innovation for City Transport as the regulatory authority to drive all projects.

Covid-19 again delays Hanoi waste-to-energy plant

A plant in Hanoi that will generate electricity from waste has been delayed for a second time, and might only be completed in May.

BGRIM defies Covid-19 impact with 21% profit leap in 2020

Pursuing strategic partnerships in all businesses to drive future growth