Michael Schaper

Dr Michael Schaper was a Visiting Senior Fellow with ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, and an Adjunct Professor with the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University in Western Australia. Email: 

Articles by Michael Schaper (14)

Small Business and Climate Change: The Last Frontier?

Michael Schaper|Sharon Seah

Helping the world’s smallest businesses to deal with climate change might hold the key to a complete solution for global warming.

Offered but Not Taken: Why Are Businesses Not Using Government Support?

Michael Schaper

Time and again, surveys show that SME owner-operators prefer to get their information from peers, friends, family and local business organisations. This is followed by third-party professional advisers. Governments usually come last.

Could Franchising Help Save The Planet?

Michael Schaper

The franchising sector has the capacity to play a lead role in reducing emissions, but appears to be a bit of a blind spot for climate change support and action by governments.

Cash Payments in Post-Pandemic Southeast Asia: Phasing Out or Coming Back?

Michael Schaper

The region paints a highly mixed picture, one that confounds the widespread assumption that cash is on a one-way path of inevitable decline, hastened by Covid-19.

Greenwashing: A Market Distortion Needing Serious Attention in Southeast Asia

Michael Schaper|Ryan Wong

Greenwashing is more than just a quirky marketing practice; it has the potential to seriously distort the effective expression of consumer and social concerns about environmental issues. This Long Read argues that consumers and investors can drive change through their purchasing and spending power. But this requires honest and accurate information to be made freely available so that properly informed decisions can be made.