Author: Bas Fransen

Posted on 2023-05-17

The imperative of protecting and preserving old-growth forests

Old-growth forests, the ancient woodlands that have evolved over centuries without significant human disturbance, are among the planet’s most valuable natural assets. These unique ecosystems offer invaluable habitats to countless species and hold immense potential in mitigating climate change. This article will delve into the…

Posted on 2023-05-09

EcoMatcher launches the next generation of the “Tree” App for Microsoft Teams

Hong Kong, May 9, 2023 – EcoMatcher is launching the EcoMatcher App for Teams 2.0, introducing white labeling, notifications, and carbon calculation. The EcoMatcher App for Teams can be found in Microsoft’s AppSource under the industry category Sustainability.  The App brings the benefits of tree-planting directly…

Posted on 2023-04-24

The Circular Fashion Economy: A Sustainable Shift Towards a Greener Future

Anna, a fashion-conscious college student, recently attended a tree-planting event organised by a local environmental group. As she dug a hole to plant her first sapling, she couldn’t help but feel a sense of irony. Here she was, committed to making a positive impact on…

Posted on 2023-04-07

Creating Brand Love in Business Customers

Consumer behavior trends continue to change. As a bystander, it is interesting to watch new customer preferences unfold. It is more daunting than enjoyable for companies because a new change equals an overhauled strategy that can set them up for success or pull shutters down. …

Posted on 2023-03-30

How do reforestation and social justice intersect?

In the 1990s, Nepal saw significant deforestation due to the overuse of forest resources and ineffective forest management policies. This led to negative impacts on the environment, including soil erosion and loss of water sources, and severely affected local communities’ livelihoods, including reduced availability of…

Posted on 2023-03-14

Harvard Business Publishing Education Publishes Case Studies on EcoMatcher

The two business case studies on EcoMatcher, developed by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Business School, one of the world’s leading business schools in Asia, were approved and published by Harvard Business Publishing Education. The first case study is titled “EcoMatcher: Beyond…

Posted on 2023-03-13

The importance of incorporating green spaces in city planning

The Singapore government’s “Garden City” campaign, launched in the 1960s, aimed to transform Singapore into a green and lush city. Since then, Singapore has significantly invested in creating new parks, nature reserves, and other green spaces, including the popular Gardens by the Bay and the…

Posted on 2023-03-01

EcoMatcher Category Maker Sustainability in Microsoft Teams

Hong Kong, March 1, 2023 – Last November, at COP27, EcoMatcher launched the first version of the EcoMatcher App for Microsoft Teams, enabling Teams users to plant and track trees, all without leaving Teams.  Today, at the request of EcoMatcher, Microsoft has added the Category Sustainability to…

Posted on 2023-02-19

Stewards of the land: the power of Indigenous communities in fostering healthy forests

In 2020, the Brazilian government officially recognized the ownership of the Xingu Indigenous Park by the Indigenous people who live there. This recognition gave the Indigenous communities complete control over the 27,000 square kilometers of protected forest, home to more than 16 different ethnic groups….

Posted on 2023-02-11

The Role of Renewable Energy

As the world moves towards a low-carbon economy, the need for clean and sustainable energy sources has never been greater. Climate change threatens not just the environment but also everything that depends on it: human and animal health, food and water security, and economic stability,…

Posted on 2023-01-22

The Environmental Impacts of Food and Diet

The environment is essential to our lives, providing us with the resources we need to survive. However, human activities have significantly impacted the environment, leading to various issues such as climate change, deforestation, and pollution. How we produce, consume, and dispose of goods and services,…

Posted on 2023-01-15

Corporate Sustainability Trends to Watch Out For in 2023

Companies that embrace sustainability are investing in their future. What are the latest trends in corporate sustainability?