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May 7, 2009

Little Green in Asian Construction Boom (PDF)

Government incentives bring few buildings with environmental features.

February 28, 2009

Innovation in Asia

Whether Asia can become more innovative is a question whose answer holds the key to raising Asia’s future competitiveness and living standards for its populations. The region’s past few decades of rapid economic growth have largely been driven by its ability to become the factory of the world. Foreign know-how was important and there was

January 29, 2009

港節能建築亞太區大落後 (Hong Kong lagging in green buildings) (PDF)

隨着節能環保議題近年在國際間升溫,特首曾蔭權在今年的《施政報告》中也主力推動節能。

January 14, 2009

The Aborted Revolution

A new study contends that China never lived up to the promise of its early economic reform. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

January 20, 2009

Greener, Cheaper, Better (PDF)

Benefiting both stakeholders’ interests and the planet, the advantages of energy-efficient buildings are starting to finally take hold in the Asian construction industry.

November 15, 2008

Asia’s Gathering Food Crisis: A Silent Tsunami

The food and agriculture sector is a key part of Asia’s regional economy. Asian economies are among the world’s leading producers, consumers, exporters and importers of major agricultural commodities, most notably rice, but also other grains, oilseed, and increasingly meat. Asia is also home to two-thirds of the world’s poor, or almost 2 billion people,

November 8, 2008

Spared By a Green Thumb

China’s position on the environment has been encouraging but implementation has hardly kept apace. By Asia Business Council Executive Director Mark L. Clifford.

March 27, 2008

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) increasingly has become a central business issue. Businesses are increasingly integrating social and environmental issues into their strategies and operations, to help them navigate a world in which the Internet, text messaging, and other technologies magnify any misstep. Asian businesses are increasingly putting their stamp on the global CSR debate. From

November 1, 2007

Greener Buildings (PDF)

How energy efficient will the government headquarters in Tamar be? It should be among the most energy efficient in the world since it will be a brand-new development.

November 28, 2007

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2007

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Council’s second annual survey, conducted in September- October 2007, found increasing (and, as it turned out, well-founded) concern among members about the global economy. Other issues of concern were of a long-term nature. These included: The availability of a high quality work force—education quality, and entrepreneurship and innovation—remains a top

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