Sweeping opportunities in the landfill: Emerging waste management tech startup to come
Indonesia generates millions of tonnes of waste daily, making it one of the largest waste-producing countries globally. The country also has the highest municipal waste in Southeast Asia, creating a pressing problem that affects public health, the environment, and the economy. But amidst this crisis lies an opportunity. Entrepreneurs and innovators can create sustainable solutions that can transform waste management practices in Indonesia.
Promising prospect in achieving equitable access to Indonesia’s healthcare
Even though the digital sector is experiencing waves of 'up and down' amid global challenges such as rising interest rates and difficulties in finding funding, Indonesia's digitalization is still developing rapidly and has the potential to reach a digital golden era.
Creating future farming with technology for food resilience
The world is facing a dire situation. By 2050, the population is expected to reach an unprecedented 9.7 billion, while the food demand is expected to double. If we do not change our global agriculture system, the world might run out of food in just 27 years, according to The World Count. This is one part of the frightening reality that we must confront. The world is facing many challenges, including climate change, which is causing decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide.
Urgent energy needs in Southeast Asia: Renewable startups to the rescue
Accelerating renewable energy is urgent for Southeast Asia countries as energy demands continue to increase. Most countries' leaders have committed to achieve net-zero by 2050 to keep the global temperature increase below 2°C.
Setting sail for blue economy: Opportunities and challenges in building a maritime startup
The maritime industry has tremendous potential for growth and development. It is a complex sector that encompasses a wide range of activities, including shipping and logistics, fishing, and aquaculture. According to UNDP, the industry also plays a critical role in the world economy, accounting for 5% of global GDP, or estimated at US$ 3 trillion per year.
Empowering women: three key strategies for building confidence at work
As a woman in the workplace, building confidence can be challenging, especially when trying to climb the corporate ladder. Various cultural, societal, and historical factors can influence the confidence gap between men and women. In Asia, for example, there is often a greater emphasis on deference to authority and silent resistance, making it more challenging for women to assert themselves and speak up.
East Ventures’ strategy to strengthen ESG in its ecosystem
The environmental and sustainability issues are becoming more urgent than ever today. No one is immune from these issues, and all stakeholders must take necessary actions to minimize the impact now. With this issue in mind, we at East Ventures believe that technology can positively contribute to and impact the environment.
Indonesia’s Traveloka eyes sustainability demand as tourists return
Traveloka, Indonesia's leading online travel booking site, will roll out more sustainable travel options for users this year, the company's president told Nikkei Asia, as the tech unicorn aims to expand its share in Southeast Asia's growing market.