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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. […]

Applying Scenario Analysis in Understanding your Climate-related Risks and Opportunities

  by Lim Sze Wei & Stefan Ullrich. Investors are beginning to get on board with the global fight against climate change, a movement that was until recently the territory of non-profit organisations and environmentalists. According to the inaugural Global Climate Index 2017 for Asset Managers by the Asset Owner Disclosure Project (AODP), a majority […]

3 common hurdles of writing a Sustainability Report and ways to overcome them.

Complexity can be stressful for anyone so we completely understand what you’re facing when asked to put together a Sustainability Report for your organisation when you simply don’t know how and frankly don’t have the time. The hurdles you face are shared by many and we want to help by addressing these issues and suggest real […]

2018 – Year of Climate Action and the Carbon Tax: What companies in Singapore should know

Singapore has passed the Carbon Pricing Bill on large emitters. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement and as part of a global effort to mitigate climate change, Singapore has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions per dollar of GDP by 36 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030. It has also pledged to stop any increase in its total GHG emissions by 2030.

Science Based Targets and the Sectoral Decarbonization Approach:

The assumption behind the science based target is that climate change, if not restrained to below 2 degrees as described by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), will cause irreparable damage to the world’s systems, so much so that our current way of life will be irreversibly and significantly altered.