CIMB allocates RM3 bln for sustainability-linked loans

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Bank Bhd and CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd (CIMB) recently launched its Sustainability-Linked Loans (SLLs) for corporate borrowers who are keen to enhance their sustainability performance in alignment with any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Reinforcing CIMB Group’s sustainability leadership in Malaysia, the bank would be one of the first in the […]

Sarawak plans Borneo Power Grid

KUCHING: Federal government is seeking to increase Malaysia’s target of renewable energy generation to 20 per cent in the next six years to improve on the energy trilemma of security, reliability and affordability. Regionally, Asean has set out to make 23 per cent of its primary energy renewable by 2025, compared to 9.4 per cent […]

污天同庆的反思

尽管屠妖节被誉为“万灯节”和“光明节”,但这个原意“以光明驱走黑暗,以善良战胜邪恶”的节日,却驱不走穹苍的黑暗,反而加剧印度空污问题。 根据绿色和平组织与空气品质侦测机构AirVisual合作,就全球3000多个城市在2018年的平均PM2.5进行调查的报告显示,印度有7个城市名列全球悬浮粒子浓度PM2.5最严重的前10大城市;而且在全球30个空气污染最严重的城市,印度也占了22个。

Electricity tariff for consumers in peninsula to be maintained

KUALA LUMPUR: The electricity tariff in Peninsular Malaysia for domestic consumers will be maintained while the surcharge for commercial and industrial users will be reduced effective Jan 1 until June 30, next year. Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change, Yeo Bee Yin said the Cabinet had agreed to set the rates based […]

Nature and the global economy

In nature, everything is connected. This is equally true of a healthy environment and a healthy economy. We cannot hope to sustain life without taking care of nature. And we need healthy economies to lift people out of poverty and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In our current model these goals sometimes seem […]

Global shift to sustainability

Globally, the transformative impact for businesses to embrace and drive sustainable development is on the rise. With the age of social media, increasing levels of public awareness exert more pressure on companies to pursue a larger social and environmental purposes, other than just augmenting profits. Terms such as “People, Planet, Profit,” “Environmental Social and Governance […]