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  • LEARNING

    New Sufficiency Economy with Buddhist twist

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/12/2012

    » For new version of Sufficiency Economy, 30 villages in Chiang Rai with lack of irrigation, high debt & low productivity will be testing ground.

  • OPINION

    Applying sufficiency to macroeconomics, business

    News, Prasarn Trairatvorakul, Published on 02/06/2016

    » Throughout the history of mankind, numerous events and crises have prompted us to reflect and reevaluate on the way we live our lives, operate our businesses and develop our countries.

  • NEWS

    Making money from our resources

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 23/07/2018

    » Since the military government came to power, new economic policies have been rolled out and economic catchphrases coined.

  • LIFESTYLE

    From the ground up

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 16/05/2016

    » A sufficiency economy is a concept very close to Thais' hearts. But, as widely known as it is, not many seem to realise its potential and possible application, especially in the world of business.

  • TRAVEL

    Koh Mak low-carbon tourism boost

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 02/08/2018

    » The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta) has set aside a million baht to support low-carbon tourism on Koh Mak, Trat.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Building a company that lasts

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 22/02/2018

    » The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not merely a global agenda or war cry for sustainable development that is being taken up by governments around the world. To move forward towards global prosperity, there has to be a balance and interaction between economic and social health. As such, business corporations have an equal responsibility and, increasingly, a need, to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations and management systems. It is not just a public-relations exercise, but a factor that will give them an edge, and also provide for long-term growth in a world where business no longer caters simply to a small circle of "customers" or "shareholders", but the wider target of "stakeholders".

  • BUSINESS

    One cup at a time

    Asia focus, Published on 19/02/2018

    » For many, the city is the place for pursuing opportunities, but one woman has chosen to do the opposite. Jitchanok Tahwichai, 27, is part of a new trend powered by young people making their mark in the countryside and paving the way for sustainable community-based tourism.

  • NEWS

    BAAC pushing support schemes

    Business, Published on 16/04/2018

    » The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) aims to help the 30% of low-income earners under the state welfare scheme who apply for job training programmes to rise above the poverty line.

  • NEWS

    Never-never (be alone) land

    News, Penchan Charoensuthipan, Published on 14/04/2018

    » Unlike other urban areas where people commonly live alone and the elderly stay indoors, the Rung Manee Pattana community in Bangkok's Wang Thonglang district is serving as a role model for the social activities and healthcare services it offers to senior citizens.

  • NEWS

    Sea-ing is believing

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 10/03/2018

    » Most of the news about Bangkok's Bang Khunthian district in recent decades has dealt with the its persistent coastal erosion problem, which has at times overshadowed positive stories. One of these would be the area's years-long tourism campaign dubbed Kin Pou Du Thalay (Eat crab and enjoy views of the sea).

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