Jill R. Baker

December 22, 2020

With zero-carbon target set, time for Hong Kong to get serious about climate change

The goal of carbon neutrality as a shared community project could be a powerful way to rebuild trust in a divided city.

October 26, 2020

E-Commerce and Fintech Players Fight For Share in Indonesia’s Hot Market

Amid the humanitarian crisis of Covid-19, Indonesia has discovered a silver lining. The digitization of traditional offline businesses is accelerating in the shadow of the pandemic. Now, e-commerce and fintech players are fighting to dominate the digital world.

June 16, 2020

Asia’s renewable energy push is a bright spot amid coronavirus gloom

With solar and wind power now cheaper than coal and technical problems such as intermittency being solved, investing in renewable energy makes economic sense. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

May 13, 2020

Tesla’s Newest Board Member Talks About Changing The World Through Japan’s $1.5 Trillion Pension Fund

Hiro Mizuno rocked the world of traditional pension finance by putting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) at the heart of investments during his tenure as head of the world’s largest pension fund. Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker spoke with Mizuno about his crusade for ESG investing in his first interview since leaving Japan’s Global Pension Investment

April 2, 2019

Singapore leads way as Asian developers wake up to climate risk

Air conditioning is one of the biggest energy efficiency challenges in a region that is home to the world’s hottest and most crowded cities. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

March 20, 2019

The View: Kong’s property developers should have the sense to go green and protect assets from climate change

Hong Kong, with key assets just above sea level, faces threats from climate change. A new low-carbon charter shows it makes business and political sense to collaborate with Beijing to improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce emissions. By Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

January 15, 2019

The View: How Hong Kong can solve its waste crisis and become the Silicon Valley of recycling

The city, with its enviable budget surpluses, has the resources to clean up its environment and lead the circular economy. A waste charging scheme has been announced, and ‘reverse vending machines’ are being considered. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

November 29, 2018

The view: Rival US and Chinese innovators have a common cause: climate change

Rising sea levels, pollution and extreme weather are global problems that must be jointly tackled by the best minds in both the US and China. The hi-tech clusters in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area must lead the way. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

October 22, 2018

Philippines’ Ayala Corp. Pivots To Renewables With Vietnam Solar Investment

AC Energy, a subsidiary of Philippine conglomerate Ayala Corp., has pledged to use technology to improve lives and ensure a sustainable future for all. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.

June 18, 2018

Solar Leader China Is Slashing Its Subsidies On Solar Power — What You Need To Know

China accounted for about 50% of global solar demand in 2017. Expect consolidation and asset sales over the next few years, as well as some bankruptcies, as the supply-demand imbalance corrects. By Asia Business Council Adjunct Fellow Jill Baker.