Sustainable investing is not new to China — but complying to a formal framework is, says CEO

Asset managers in China are no strangers to sustainable investing — but doing so in a way that fits into formal social responsibility frameworks is still “relatively new,” said the chief executive of a Chinese financial services company. ESG — or environmental, social and governance — refers to a set of criteria used to measure a company’s performance in areas … Read more

Non-communicable diseases top cause of death in India; AI, Big Data can help in prevention: Apollo Hospitals – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as the top causes of death in India has risen to a staggering 64.9 per cent as compared to communicable diseases, maternal and other causes that dropped to 25 per cent, Apollo Hospitals Group said on Wednesday. The healthcare major also unveiled a report on the ‘Health … Read more

Unilever is using geolocation data and satellite imagery to check for deforestation in its supply chain

LONDON — Unilever is using a combination of advanced satellite imagery and geolocation data to help it understand exactly where some of its raw materials come from for its products, which range from Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to Axe deodorant. It has historically been hard for the firm and other multinationals to trace the exact … Read more