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Better Together: Business, Government, Society and Our Sustainable Future

It is increasingly important for business, government, and society to come together to overcome sustainability challenges in Asia and put the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into practice.

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Feeding Urban Asia: New Approaches for Providing Safe, Nutritious and Affordable Food

Asia’s urban population boom is placing immense pressure on the food system. 555 million people are expected to move to cities in Asia by 2030.

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The Final Straw – Tackling Plastic Straw Consumption in Singapore

Plastic waste is non-biodegradable. It takes up space in landfills that we don’t have. The UN describes the level of plastic waste in our oceans a “planetary crisis”. And the truth is, our habits are not helping. In fact, we ‘suck’. Plastic drinking straws are one such menace that we can and should be tackling head-on. Every straw used counts.

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AlphaBeta Director Fraser Thompson on Asia’s megatrends

What are the Asian mega trends that businesses cannot ignore? Fraser Thompson, AlphaBeta director in Singapore, was invited to speak as a thought leader in a new video series launched by the Human Capital Leadership Institute, an organisation fostering executive development in Asia

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Do company tax cuts boost jobs, wages and investment?

Proposals to cut the corporate tax rate in Australia have generate considerable debate about the effect of corporate taxes on investment, employment and wages. In this paper, we directly observe how Australian businesses responded to recent company tax cuts. 

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Connecting Australia: The Impact of the nbn on Australian Lives and the Economy – Summary of methodology

The purpose of the study is to understand how the nbn has performed in achieving its original policy intention to improve the lives of Australians, reduce the digital divide, and…

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Building resilience in Australian manufacturing

Australia has one of the most volatile manufacturing sectors in the world. How can companies survive the extreme ups and downs in their industries? AlphaBeta has worked with the Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) to find out…

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Feature article: Australia’s political model is breaking down

Is there any Australian left who hasn’t complained, or at least rolled their eyes about the state of politics in Canberra? Andrew Charlton looks at recent election trends to understand why Australian voters are so angry.

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Micro-Revolution: The New Stakeholders of Trade in APAC

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are the economic backbone of the Asia Pacific, accounting for more than 97 percent of firms and employing more than half of all workers in the region. They are also at the heart of Asia Pacific’s trade with the world.

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