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PBEC Webinar -Supply Chain Transparency

10 Jan: PBEC Webinar – Achieving Equitable Supply Chain Transparency

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jan 20, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:15PM Hong Kong SAR Topic: Achieving Equitable Supply Chain Transparency  Please register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. ‘What are the challenges and priorities in 2022 to keep supplying and delivering, including emission reduction pressures?’ A PBEC hosted webinar led by our moderator Anson Bailey, who is bringing together experts and commentators…


23 Dec: The role of behavioural science in living sustainably

Many of us want to live more sustainably but our actions don’t often align with our values. Cogo’s Good Impact Framework helps millions of customers understand the impact of their spending but Cogo recognises that information alone is not enough to lead to actual, sustainable behaviour change. That’s where they come in. Read the Cogo exclusive White Paper on this subject HERE

23 Dec: New rules to curb couriers’ packaging waste

Chinese delivery companies transported 83 billion parcels last year, generating some 16 million tonnes of wastepaper and packaging. Food delivery firms handled 17.1 billion orders, generating mountains of single-use-plastics in rubbish dumps around the country. The government has been trying to curb some of the environmental impact of outflows like these, issuing more stringent rules to curtail the piling up of consumer lifestyle waste. Read the full WiC Article HERE

23 Dec: Why collaboration in the ASEAN region is vital to tackle plastic waste in the oceans

Collaboration between ASEAN members is key to reduce global marine plastic debris and preserve marine life. A 2015 study by US scientist Jenna Jambeck revealed six out of 11 Southeast Asian countries are among the top 20 countries to have mismanaged their plastic wastes. Indonesia ranks second, followed by the Philippines (third), Vietnam (fourth), Thailand (sixth), Malaysia (eighth) and Myanmar (17th). Their combined marine plastic pollution accounted for 1.4-3.54 million metric tonnes (MT) per year, out of 8-12 million MT…

23 Dec: What a Waste 2.0 : A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050

By 2050, the world is expected to generate 3.40 billion tons of waste annually, increasing drastically from today’s 2.01 billion tons. What a Waste 2.0: A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 aggregates extensive solid waste data at the national and urban levels. It estimates and projects waste generation to 2030 and 2050. Beyond the core data metrics from waste generation to disposal, the report provides information on waste management costs, revenues, and tariffs; special wastes; regulations; public…

23 Dec: Infrastructure Asia deep dive session on the waste management

Infrastructure Asia organised a deep dive session on the waste management sector to gather views from eight industry players on the opportunities and commercial structures for waste management solutions in Southeast Asia and ways to apply these commercial structures to develop and initiate more bankable waste management projects in Southeast Asia. There are signs of significant demand across Southeast Asia for newer waste management solutions, particularly for projects at a smaller scale. Read More HERE

23 Dec: PBEC Member Interview with Imperial Business School Chris Tucci Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation

Professor Chris Tucci leads the Centre for Digital Transformation at Imperial College Business School. The Centre helps businesses understand the far-reaching organisational implications of the digital revolution. From artificial intelligence (AI) to the Internet of Things to blockchain, the Centre’s work focuses on new and emerging digital technologies, and how they can be leveraged to meet both business and social objectives. PBEC’s Renee Pan interviewed Chris who shares the latest trends in digitalisation that business leaders need to know about. Using case…

23 Dec: Ardern letter stored in Apec ‘time capsule’ for 20 years

An Apec-branded Covid face mask, a handwritten letter from Jacinda Ardern to a future NZ Prime Minister and even a copy of the Herald’s Apec 2021 supplement are among items being tucked away within a time capsule which will be “unearthed” when New Zealand next hosts Apec. In her letter to a future prime minister, Ardern expresses her hope – for the sake of everyone – “that you don’t find yourself hosting in the middle of a pandemic!” “May your…

23 Dec: U.S. senators call for considering digital trade agreement through APEC

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Friday called for pursuing through a forum of Pacific Rim economies the possibility of a digital trade agreement, amid concerns that the United States may be falling behind China in taking the lead in writing key trade rules in the region. “We write to urge you to utilize and work with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) … to encourage strong outcomes” in the next leaders’ meeting, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of…


23 Dec: Imperial College Executive Education discount for PBEC members

Imperial College Business School is pleased to offer all PBEC members a SPECIAL 15% discount on their portfolio of online and virtual executive education courses. Imperial College Executive Education combines Imperial College London’s capabilities in science and technology with strong industry connections to deliver impactful professional development programmes. Course topics include leadership, digital transformation, finance, strategy, and analytics, all designed to make you, your team and your organisation more competitive and sustainable. Online programmes include pre-recorded sessions with Imperial faculty, combined with activities and exercises…