Hit by heatwaves, cities test fresh ways to cool residents

While preparations are lagging globally, experts say, many cities are exploring innovative ideas to keep people safe – from insurance policies that fund preparations ahead of a heatwave to shade canopies that generate solar power.

How hyper-networked supply chains can benefit retailers

According to research firm Statista, 19.6% of worldwide retail sales were online in 2021, up from 13.8% in 2019, with 24.6% of worldwide retail sales anticipated to be online in 2025.

3 ways to build a sustainable and digital Asia-Pacific

Many countries in Asia-Pacific have released national digitalization strategies. Cloud and computing technologies are the cornerstone of the digital frontier. For digital economies to thrive they must adopt an open and green ecosystem.

Southeast Asia’s power generation has tripled in 20 years

Southeast Asia’s power generation has tripled in 20 years. But is it running out of energy options?

Access to healthcare: Why we need to prioritize women and girls

Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of global health and public infrastructure. Vulnerable populations have disproportionately suffered the impacts of the pandemic

What role will ASEAN play in a shifting geopolitical landscape?

All eyes will be on ASEAN this year as it hosts several key global summits, including the G20 in Indonesia.

How can Emerging Asia escape a post-COVID inequality trap?

The uneven impact of the global health crisis on Emerging Asia has challenged real disposable incomes and hit the region’s poorest the hardest.

Nuclear energy can be the turning point in the race to decarbonize

It had been a long time coming for nuclear, which produces more low-carbon energy than any other source except hydropower.