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World’s first investment fund dedicated to preventing ocean plastic  Biggest capital investment towards Asia’s ocean plastic crisis  First investments targeted in Asia by...

Transamerica Life Bermuda Partners with WWF to Raise Awareness on Forest Conservation

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Leading figures from Asia who have left a legacy not only in history but in peoples' hearts

India’s Pink War

They wear pink saris, wield sticks and don’t hesitate to use violence in their fight for women’s rights. These are the ladies of the Gulabi Gang, an association created by Sampat Pal Devi to eradicate gender violence in India

Rejecting the Crown: The Coronavirus Pandemic

The label “Made in China” is perhaps preferred in association with the nation’s consumer goods. Its notorious export at present, however, is SARS-CoV-2, the...

WWF launches Plastic Smart Cities initiative in South East Asia with a $40M...

Singapore, Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - WWF launched the Plastic Smart Cities initiative today at the Responsible Business Forum in Singapore. The initiative brings...
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Indonesia’s Harvest Races

While top athletes duke it out in stadiums at this year's Asian Games, Indonesia’s agrarian backwaters have their own versions of sporting entertainment, starring the very bovines that plough the fields
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In the Market for Medicine

Asia’s transformation in the healthcare sector is leading to a boom in medical tourism in developing countries.

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