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Trang Chu Minh

Based out of Singapore and Indonesia, Trang is in charge of editorial content and strategy for Causeartist in Asia, looking after the media platform’s coverage of the region. In addition to her role at Causeartist, she divides her time managing a global sustainability project for Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk), as a freelance contributor to publications focused on social and environmental issues, and as a consultant on international development projects on issues ranging from climate change mitigation to education or women’s rights.

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A Guide to Sustainable Activewear in Asia
A Guide to Sustainable Activewear in Asia

Avoiding fast fashion, buying second-hand, donating clothes I no longer wear, experimenting with clothes swaps,…

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This Biotech Company Turns Milk Waste Into Protein Fiber to Revolutionize Sustainable Clothing

In episode 57 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast, we speak with Robert Luo, Founder…

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Toast Ale Brews Beer From Leftover Bread to Tackle Food Waste

With its signature beer made from surplus bread, Toast Ale is at the forefront of…

Elvis & Kresse Social Enterprise
This Social Enterprise Upcycles Fire Hoses Into Sustainable Fashion Accessories

Elvis & Kresse turns decommissioned fire hoses into sustainable fashion accessories, and donates half of…

Buy Local and Social: 13 Social Enterprises to Support Amidst COVID-19

As we are inundated with news focusing on the devastating health and economic impact of…

Organizations Leading the Charge Against the Coronavirus Epidemic
Meet the Organizations Leading the Charge Against the Coronavirus in Asia

As the coronavirus in Asia outbreak dominates news headlines and people’s minds, especially in countries…

Things You Can’t Recycle and Sustainable Alternatives
10 Things You Can’t Recycle and Sustainable Alternatives to Replace Them

As more and more countries and cities make recycling compulsory, and invest in responsible waste…

22 Social Enterprises to Watch for in Asia in 2020

Happy New Year! It’s been over two years that I have been given the opportunity…

Sustainable Events: 7 Lessons Learned

I always thought the term “sustainable events” was a walking oxymoron for events are one…

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4 Tips To Make Your Eco-Resort Truly Sustainable

I have long been skeptical about the onslaught of greenwashing PR campaigns in the tourism…

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Conservation Nonprofits Transform the World’s Largest Manta Ray Fishery Into a Marine Sanctuary

By combining community-based enforcement and sustainable livelihood development, a coalition of NGOs and government successfully…

This Social Entrepreneur Developed an Eco-Friendly Pad Machine to End Period Poverty

Arunachalam Muruganantham, dubbed as India’s Menstrual or Pad Man, created an eco-friendly pad machine, giving…

Comic Book Aims to Dispel Myths and Stigmas Associated With Menstruation

Social venture Menstrupedia aspires to break period taboos by providing an innovative way to educate…

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My Green Wedding Guide: 7 Tips to Make Your Wedding More Sustainable

Weddings are meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion to celebrate love, but they don’t have…

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Meet the “Recycle Man” Who Builds Toilets For the Poor From Paper Trash

With a vision to upcycle industrial waste from landfills, Binish Desai founded Eco Eclectic Technology in 2016, creating bricks…

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This Social Entrepreneur Empowers Marginalized Women to Fight India’s Plastic Crisis

Upon seeing children in urban slums playing amidst a heap of plastic garbage, social entrepreneur Rohit Nayak…

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This Solar Powered Filtration System Aims To Provide Clean Water To The 2.1 Billion Who Lack It

3 out of 10 people around the world – or 2.1 billion people lack access…

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Greensole Created Upcycled Slippers for Underprivileged Children in India

As professional athletes, Shriyans Bhandari and Ramesh Dhami ran hundreds of kilometers and used up to three to four…

Bali Bans Plastic
Bali Bans Plastic as Indonesia Moves Towards Tackling Marine Pollution

In an unprecedented move last December, Bali Governor Wayan Koster introduced an all-encompassing ban against single-use plastic,…

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Waste to Wear: Meet Topiku, the Sustainable Brand That Turns Trash Into Hats

Photo credit: Topiku Topiku makes SoCal streetwear-inspired hats from textile offcuts, leather scraps and HDPE plastics typically…

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A Guide to Socially Conscious Wedding Gifts

With our socially conscious wedding seemingly a distant memory now, I wanted to shine the spotlight…

Create a Sustainable and Ethical Wardrobe
5 Simple Hacks to Create a Sustainable and Ethical Wardrobe

Building a sustainable and ethical wardrobe from scratch may seem like a challenging undertaking. Most shoppers…

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From Trash To Treasure: Closing The Loop On Sustainable and Ethical Fashion

Featured photo credit: Indosole Despite the rise of socially responsible businesses and conscious consumers, the fashion…

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Social Enterprises Advocating for Sustainable Agriculture & Healthcare Shine at Asia’s Leading Social Venture Challenge

Photo credit: ATEC*Biodigesters A solar-powered food dehydrator, an affordable voice prosthesis and a waste-to-fuel biodigester…

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Meet The Social Enterprise Combating Homelessness Through Coffee  

According to a recent study by the Guardian, the number of homeless people recorded dying in the…

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From The Refugee Crisis To Newborn Babies, Can Blockchain Reform International Development?

From delivering international aid to Syrian refugees to improving healthcare for pregnant women and newborn…

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Krakakoa Champions Sustainable Agriculture, One Craft Chocolate Bar At A Time

Photo credit: Krakakoa Krakakoa, a craft chocolate social venture, trains and equips cocoa farmers in…

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Meet Dignity Kitchen, Singapore’s first social enterprise food court

Founded by the intrepid social entrepreneur, Koh Seng Choon, Dignity Kitchen provides educational and employment…

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Food For Good: 4 Social Enterprises That Are Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry In South East Asia

Source: East Bali Cashews From compostable coffee capsules to rice berry, these social ventures have…

Blockchain To Turn Plastic Waste
Plastic Bank Uses Blockchain To Turn Plastic Waste Into Currency To Save Our Oceans

Using blockchain technology, the Plastic Bank offers a secure and transparent way to monetize ocean-bound…