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Business 09 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nuclear energy gets new French-driven boost

PARIS: Poor countries need nuclear power, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday, urging rich lenders to help pay for a global nuclear expansion in the interests of fighting climate change and feeding the growing world hunger for energy.

Business 27 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

CR in Malaysia commendable

PETALING JAYA: The consensus of various organisations, including regulators, environmental experts and companies (local and foreign) indicates that Malaysia's level of corporate responsibility (CR) benchmarked against most other Asian countries (excluding Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China) is commendable and on a strong growth path.

Business 16 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Saudi Arabia preparing for oil demand to peak

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: A top Saudi energy official expressed serious concern Monday that world oil demand could peak in the next decade and said his country was preparing for that eventuality by diversifying its economic base.

Business 11 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Local firms can meet CO2 cut target

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian companies are capable of meeting the Government#8217;s target to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to 40% by 2020, said CSR Asia (Malaysia) director Rikke Netterstrom.

Business 02 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

UN says nations' greenhouse gas pledges too little

UNITED NATIONS (AP): Goals on reducing greenhouse gases announced by major industrialized nations are a step forward but not enough to forestall the disastrous effects of climate change by midcentury, U.N. officials said Monday.

Business 23 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 questions

Tesco Malaysia MD Chris Bush fields the10 questions posed to him by our readers.

Business 14 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Business should lead against climate change

HIGHER temperatures. Changing landscapes. Wildlife species on the brink of extinction. Rising seas. Drought, wildfires, floods, storms. Illness and pandemics. Economic losses.

Business 02 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Climate issues changing business strategies

The Star is featuring a series of articles in conjunction with the StarBiz-ICR Malaysia Corporate Responsibility Awards 2009. The programme is a partnership between The Star and Institute of Corporate Responsibility Malaysia, and is supported by the Securities Commission and Bursa Malaysia Bhd. The working partners are the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Securities Industry Development Corp while the official sponsors are HSBC Bank (M) Bhd and Canon Marketing (M) Sdn Bhd.

Business 02 Jan 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rebuilding the world after the twin crises

Climate change and the financial crisis, says Andrew Sheng, demand a change in our lifestyles.

Business 23 Dec 2009 | 12:00 AM

M'sia needs long-term approach to meet palm oil challenges

CARBON emission and climate change issues - the thrust of the recently-concluded Copenhagen Summit - are probably the toughest challenges to beset Malaysia's palm oil sector.