Interview with Volcafe’s Sustainability Manager Reena Eddiks

Earlier this year, USAID Green Invest Asia spoke to Reena Eddiks, sustainability manager for one of the world’s largest global trading houses of coffee, Volcafe, to learn more about the company’s [...]

Southeast Asia’s businesswomen ride coffee’s third wave: study in four emerging economies

BANGKOK, May 29, 2019— Dozens of women-led and owned coffee businesses in Southeast Asia are featured in a new study conducted by USAID Green Invest Asia, in collaboration with the International [...]

Seeking innovation in food and agricultural sustainability

The six-year running Responsible Business Forum on food and agriculture has turned into such a reunion that the event moderator of the most recent forum in Bangkok on March 26 and 27 advised the [...]

The coconut conundrum: how to scale up sustainable production?

BANGKOK, March 21, 2019 – Coconut consumption continues to grow globally, increasing the nut’s profile as a safe food alternative, even reaching superfood status in some circles. According to the [...]

Carbon footprint prompts investors to act sustainably

BANGKOK, March 15, 2019 – On the heels of &Green Fund’s announcement of its $23.75 million purchase of TLFF I long-dated sustainability bonds, experts are discussing the challenge – and [...]

Press Release: Southeast Asian women champion sustainability

BANGKOK, March 8, 2019 – Tainted food, plastic pollution, global warming and climate change – these are a number of the top concerns women have as consumers and investors, according to a study [...]

Are women the sustainability champions we urgently need?

By Caterina Meloni[1] and Jessica Robinson[2] From air to water to land, Southeast Asia continues to grapple with some of the world’s toughest environmental challenges. Worsening chronic air [...]

Inaugural development finance in Asia forum launched

BANGKOK, January 25, 2019 – USAID Green Invest Asia co-organized the inaugural Asia Financial Institutions Forum held from January 22 to 23 in Bangkok. The forum focused on development finance in [...]

Investing in Southeast Asia’s sustainable businesses: Notes from USAID Green Invest Asia’s journey

Christy Owen, Chief of Party, USAID Green Invest Asia The first month of a new year is always a time of reflection.  When USAID Green Invest Asia completed its first year in 2018, I couldn’t [...]

Rubber hits the road: Private sector dialogue on sustainable rubber in Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, December 4, 2018 – Planes, trains, automobiles, the soles of your running shoes, motorbikes. From tires to tubing and rainwear to radio sets, rubber – quite literally – [...]

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