Electronic Brands Sustainable Or Not

The new CLSA U® report cautions that despite looming risks, brands’ strategies point to focus on short-term profits instead of sustainability. CWR’s Woody Chan looks at action from recycling to obsolescence … more


Apple to Lead Rare Earth Recycling

Apple is leading smartphone giants in green commitments but its transparency & traceability of rare earth supply can be improved. Plus, what lies ahead for rare earth recycling? Hongqiao Liu expands … more


  • CWR guest authors new CLSA report: “Toxic Phones: China controls the core”
    The report examines risks associated with highly polluting & toxic minerals which lie at the phone's interactive core
  • Water Impact on Investing – CFA Society Chicago
    26 September 2017

    How should water be assessed as a risk factor & what steps can be taken to hedge against supply shortages? … more



    The Yangtze River Economic Belt produces ~65% of China’s rice but heavy metal discharge is disproportionately high. Can it still flourish?… more


    Global clean energy & smart tech has grown thanks to China’s rare earths but can this continue with rising domestic demand in China?… more


    China’s plan on grain supply & storage says saving grain means saving water. What are the challenges & opportunities in reducing food waste?… more


    China is the largest supplier of many critical raw materials but rising domestic demand means it may import. Who will supply the rest of the world?… more


    Hear from 85 China’s textile manufacturers on their challenges and what help they need to transition to a clean & circular model…more


    The black market exacerbates environmental pollution from rare earth mining in China. Is your electric car, smartphone or tablet party to this?… more



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