The Five Biggest Issues Related to Business and Human Rights in Asia

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, endorsed in 2011, states in its introduction that “business enterprises can profoundly impact the human rights of employees, consumers, and...

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3 Ways Asia’s Millennials are Shaping the Region’s Digital Economy

If you are between the ages of 19 and 35, you represent 27% of the global population, around 2 billion. Classified as the Millennial Generation, this group makes up the young adults of the world who...

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5 Articles that Help Explain the Economic Impact of Forced Migration

In 2015, around 65.3 million people were globally displaced by conflict and persecution. The countries that produce half of the world’s refugees are Syria, Afghanistan, and Somalia. While economic...

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3 Ways E-Governance is Shaping Smart Cities in South Korea

E-Governance or “Digital Government” holds the future of local governments in building smart cities around the world. Governments in Asia are increasingly looking to set up smart cities in their...

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Here’s a Notable Startup on a Social Mission: Malaysia’s Soara’s Industries

Malaysia is no stranger to some of Southeast Asia’s biggest startups (think Grab or Malaysia’s top startup entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh). Startups and entrepreneurship are shaping the new digital and...

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5 Must-Read Articles on Women Empowerment in Politics, Business, and Society

It is no doubt women have come a long way globally to gain equal rights to their male counterparts in different facets of society. Women have had to struggle a lot more to break glass ceilings and to...

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7 Powerful Businesswomen in Asia Inspiring Women to take on Leadership Roles

Throughout Southeast and East Asia, we see women playing more active roles in leading businesses both big and small. With quite a few gender barriers still existing in the business world for female...

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16 Startups in Southeast Asia that are Helping Push the Digital Economy Forward

The past few years have seen a recent boom in startups and interest in entrepreneurship in the region. With the digital and information age effectively heralded in, it is no wonder that new...

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3 Ways Telecommunications Can Digitally Transform Healthcare in ASEAN

As digital society becomes ever so prevalent and important in life, the potential for health care grows, as its horizon expands. With telecommunication comes accessibility to information and...

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Building Environmentally Sustainable Schools: Meet Thailand’s “Bamboo School"

You might be surprised to hear that “sustainable farming” is an essential part of a school’s curriculum. But then again, you might not be thinking of this school. Thailand’s “Bamboo School”, or,...

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