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September 29, 2009

Asian Businesses Embrace Optimism

Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market capitalisation of more than $1,000 billion.

September 27, 2009

Asia Business Council Annual Survey 2009

Asia’s Chief Executive Perspectives The Asia Business Council’s fourth annual survey revealed that members have a more optimistic economic outlook and believe the worst is over. The survey also asked about overall investment plans and trends affecting the Asian business environment and the executives’ own businesses. Highlights of the survey findings are as follows: 67%

September 27, 2009

Addressing Asia’s New Green Jobs Challenge

  The current global economic crisis has led to millions of job losses and likely will lead to more. As businesses and industries restructure, many of these jobs will not be recovered. At the same time, the world’s top scientists are sounding warnings about urgent environmental concerns, including climate change and limited natural resources to

September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (III) (PDF)

Good basic design plus some simple solutions can yield a big payback.

September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (II) (PDF)

How buildings can boost worker’s health and productivity.

September 23, 2009

Building Green Asia (I) (PDF)

China is accelerating efforts to save energy and set new standards for energy efficiency.

August 10, 2009

中国的绿色就业机会 (China’s potential for green jobs)

中国整体上拥有创造绿色就业机会的最有利条件。打造绿色经济,解决就业和环境危机,需要中央、省、市政府的协调行动。By Asia Business Council Program Director Janet Pau.

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)