Riding the bullet train – China’s high speed network

Last week we wrote about how the nature of transportation in China is changing. In this second article of the series, we’ll take a closer look at China’s high-speed rail systems, and how they’re contributing to this shift. Railroad development has, and is, a fundamental part of economic expansion; it allows for the vital transport of people, linking of economic districts and drives regional inv…

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5 Ways to Become a Sustainability Ambassador

Although many of us recognise the importance of making small changes at work to contribute to sustainability, we sometimes overlook the potential value in sustainability to create new core products or processes at our companies. Moreover, we often lack the skills to transform these individual actions into a corporate-wide sustainability culture. As a result, companies can miss out on areas of…

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Connecting 1.3 Billion: Changing Transportation in China

The world’s most populous country continues to develop at a breakneck pace, and even the recent economic slowdown hasn’t hampered the expansion of its extensive transportation infrastructure. Transportation, like much of China, has been completely changed over the past century, especially as China's population of urban resident has exploded. With China's 1st and 2nd tier cities already congeste…

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Weekly Round Up: Solar and wind, eating right and boosting sustainable growth

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, leadership, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, we have created this weekly post to highlight articles that we feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of business sustainability. If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comm…

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China Moves to Reduce Ship Emissions

China is beginning to take a tougher stance on its environmental issues. Towards the end of last year, COP21 and Chinese urban air pollution dominated the news, but as unilateral agreements were agreed for the first time and pollution levels prompted the highest-level warnings in the Chinese Capital, in the final month of 2015 a far less publicized piece of legislation was passed aimed at stemming…

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Upcoming Shanghai Forum: Becoming a Sustainability Ambassador

While we all can contribute to sustainability by making small behavioral changes every day at work, turning your passion for sustainability into a core product or establishing a new process at your company often proves much more challenging. At this Beyond Business As Usual event, we have invited several champions of sustainability to share their success stories on how they overcome their perso…

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Weekly Round Up: Let women lead the way, clamping down on coal and preparing for climate change

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, leadership, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, we have created this weekly post to highlight articles that we feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of business sustainability. If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comm…

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2015 Executive Series WrapUp

As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to take a moment to thank our attendees, speakers, and sponsors for this year's Business As Usual luncheons. It was for us another great year of engaging discussions on the challenges that are faced in the Asia region, but more importantly, we identified many areas where opportunities for collaboration, engagement, products, and services exist to bring solut…

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Weekly Round Up: Lives at risk, a second red warning and skeptical activists

With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, leadership, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, we have created this weekly post to highlight articles that we feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of business sustainability. If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comm…

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Will China’s students flee to greener skies?

Students are the future thought and business leaders in society. They are strong force of influence within the world of business. Therefore, understanding their attitudes towards societal trends and issues provide insight into how the future might shape up for China and its leaders. We discussed in previous posts the impact of coal burning and transport on China’s PM2.5 levels in cities. With t…

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