Investing in Change: The Power of ESG Criteria in Impact Investing

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria have served as one of the pivotal factors in shaping investment decisions. They often serve as a compass for socially conscious investors, guiding them toward opportunities that align not only with financial returns but also with a commitment to sustainability and ethical practices. In essence, ESG in impact investing […]

Investing in Change: Navigating the Shift Towards Purpose-Driven Finance

Investing has traditionally been viewed through the lens of financial returns, but a paradigm shift is underway as more investors seek to align their portfolios with their values. Impact investing, a relatively recent phenomenon, stands in contrast to traditional investing by placing a dual emphasis on financial gains and positive social and environmental outcomes. We […]

Investing in Change: An Introduction to Impact Investing for Beginners

In recent years, a new approach to investing has gained momentum, challenging the traditional mindset that prioritises financial returns above all else. Impact investing, a strategy that seeks to generate positive social and environmental outcomes alongside financial gains, has captured the attention of investors looking to align their portfolios with their values. In this edition […]

Embracing Circularity: Indonesia’s Thrust Towards a Circular Economy

In the heart of Southeast Asia, Indonesia is embarking on a transformative journey toward sustainability, prioritising the establishment of a circular economy. As the archipelagic nation grapples with the challenges posed by rapid urbanisation, industrialisation, and environmental concerns, it has set its sights on redefining its economic landscape. Indonesia’s move towards a circular economy represents […]

Embracing Circularity: Singapore’s Model of Sustainability and Innovation

Singapore has emerged as a global leader in adopting and promoting the principles of a circular economy. With a strong commitment to sustainability, this city-state has made significant strides in implementing circular practices. In this first edition of our Embracing Circularity series, we’ll explore the current state of the circular economy in Singapore. Let’s look […]

Unpacking the Sachet Economy: Plastic Pollution, Challenges, and Sustainable Alternatives

In the bustling markets and communities of the Philippines and many parts of Southeast Asia, a unique economic phenomenon has thrived for decades—the sachet economy. The sachet, a small, single-use plastic packet, has become an integral part of daily life, offering affordability and convenience to consumers. However, this convenience comes at a high environmental cost, […]

Tackling the Plastic Waste Pollution Crisis in the Philippines: A Path to a Cleaner Future

With its breathtaking natural beauty and vibrant communities, the Philippines faces a growing crisis threatening its environment and well-being: plastic waste pollution. In recent years, the archipelago has witnessed a surge in plastic waste, from urban centres to remote beaches. In this AIC Insight, we’ll examine the magnitude of the Philippines’ plastic waste pollution problem. […]