Sustainable Development Goals

Leading businesses in Thailand join Global Compact-United Nations push for climate action

The event organizers – Global Compact Network Thailand (GCNT), the United Nations in Thailand, and the British Embassy – applauded the companies at the event that already were embedding sustainability into their operations and encouraged more businesses to join the movement.Representatives of 77 companies in ...

The Nation Reporter

Disparity worsens ocean pollution

Ocean plastic pollution is threatening humanity and Thailand cannot escape the blame as one of the world’s worst marine polluters. Although the government has pledged to tackle marine pollution, one thing is certain. Success is out of reach if the state authorities fail to engage ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

On Gender, Thailand is still Unequal

It’s difficult not to sound like a broken record when discussing gender inequality in Thailand, but unless the situation improves, it’s a conversation we must keep having. Celebrating International Women’s Day, like we did this Monday, would be meaningless without addressing the reality that many ...

All Thai factories ordered to go ‘green’ by 2025

All Thai factories should have Green Industry certification by 2025, according to a deadline set by Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit on Tuesday.Suriya ordered the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) to push all 71,130 industrial plants across the country to achieve Green Industry standards developed by ...

The Nation Reporter

Help for transgender inmates

The Department of Corrections (DoC) has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to improve medical treatment for 4,000 transgender inmates in Thailand.DoC director-general Ayut Sinthoppan said it sought the UNDP’s advice in order to raise the standard of medical services it provides ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Beyond the balance sheet

Thai companies that act on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are more likely to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), according to PwC Thailand.While ESG is not yet a make-or-break issue for Thai investors, companies need to integrate ESG factors into their corporate strategy if ...

Germany assists Thailand to 'go green'

Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has pledged to cooperate with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to promote clean industry, as a means of reducing pollution problems including PM2.5 and making Thai industry more sustainable.“The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce offers to help Thailand make its industrial ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand seeks gender equality in government agencies

The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS) has held a workshop on the establishment of a gender equality coordination center, to serve as a model organization promoting equality between men and women.The MSDHS Permanent Secretary Porametee Vimolsiri, presiding over a workshop on the ...

Lampang, Kanchanaburi considered for sustainable city plan

The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) has employed Chulalongkorn University to study and come up with a plan for a Sustainable Future City (SFC), the council’s deputy secretary-general Anek Memongkol said.The study, for which Bt9.5 million has been earmarked, will take 12 months ...

The Nation Reporter

Banking on the sea

Fishing is big business in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The industry supports a millions of people in the region and accounts for some 10 per cent of total global fisheries production every year.But the region’s success as a seafood exporter has ...

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