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Building supply chain resilience through sustainability

Moving forward, building supply chain resilience should not limit businesses to assess only their financial and credit risks. It is expected for them to move past these risks to also assess risks arising out of their supplier sustainability operations.

Regulations on packaging, food and e-waste

The Resource Sustainability Act was introduced to accelerate the reduction of waste in three priority waste streams: electronic, packaging and food waste. The Act partially came into force on 1st January 2020 and will first require producers of regulated electrical and electronic products to be responsible for the collection and treatment of their products when they become waste, from July 2021.

Paris Agreement in Jeopardy? A Summary of CNA’s Carbon Conundrum

Channel News Asia’s documentary series earlier this month zoomed in on an impending disaster that is already set in motion – climate change or more accurately, anthropogenic climate change.

Post Covid-19 pivots

We could not imagine the extent of the major economic, social and environmental impacts brought about by this pandemic. And just like climate change, we see post-Covid pivots as both a risk and opportunity. Here at Paia, we see an opportunity for a transformational agenda precisely because of the tests current systems are being put through. Here are some of our observations and lessons.

Sustainable Palm Oil – Not an Oxymoron

With the world’s population set to increase, consumption and use of oil and palm oil based products will rise exponentially. Palm oil is the most efficient oil among all other types of oil. We should not and cannot afford to boycott palm oil because that will be a total loss for the environment.

Introduction to Carbon Reporting

Paia is running a free breakfast briefing on the 16th July to help companies better understand the world of carbon footprinting. If you’re unable to attend, here is a short introduction to the why, who, what, when and how of carbon emissions calculation and reporting.

GRI Standards 2018 Update: Water and Occupational Health & Safety

by Lim Sze Wei and Cheryl Lee Shi-Ying. In 2018, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) released revised versions of GRI 303: Water 2016 and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 standards, as part of a continuous improvement process to keep the standards up to date and aligned with key reporting frameworks.

Climate change

Is the world sleepwalking into a climate crisis?

by Nik Bollons. As world leaders meet this month to talk about the state of the global economy, climate change should be a key agenda item. World leaders and top executives are currently meeting in the sleepy, snow covered Swiss ski resort of Davos to discuss key geopolitical issues  – and how to address them. […]