The Greening of Asia

The Greening of Asia

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One of AsiaA•s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of AsiaA•s extraordinary economic growth. Dirty air, foul water, and hellishly overcrowded cities are threatening to choke the regionA•s impressive prosperity. Recognizing a business opportunity in solving social problems, Asian businesses have developed innovative responses to the regionA•s environmental crises. From solar and wind power technologies to green buildings, electric cars, water services, and sustainable tropical forestry, Asian corporations are upending old business models in their home countries and throughout the world. Companies have the money, the technology, and the people to actA‘yet, as Clifford emphasizes, support from the government (in the form of more effective, market-friendly policies) and the engagement of civil society are crucial for a region-wide shift to greener business practices. Clifford paints detailed profiles of what some of these companies are doing and includes a unique appendix that encapsulates the environmental business practices of more than fifty companies mentioned in the book.Manila Water In 1997, the Manila Water unit of the Ayala Group, one of the largest and oldest companies in the Philippines, took over the newly privatized water services in the eastern part of the countrya#39;s capital. ... as part of a national climate-change mitigation strategy; it is expanding to other major cities in the Philippines as well as Vietnam and Myanmar. ... Panasonic The Japanese consumer electronics giant Panasonic is also a sizable solar manufacturer; it is installing renewableanbsp;...

Title:The Greening of Asia
Author: Mark L. Clifford
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2015-03-31

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