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World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System
World Food Day: Celebrity Chefs, Soil SuperHeroes Out in Force to Save Our Food System

1 month ago - In honor of World Food Day (Oct 16), Green America highlights the farmers and food companies leading the regenerative ag revolution; and the World Food Program launches its global Stop the Waste campaign.

Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?
Insights from the Big Apple: How Do We Turn the Glitz of Climate Week into Action?

1 month ago - Climate Week NYC saw the UN declare the 2020s “the decade of delivery.” But while progress has been made, are we too self-congratulatory, staying comfortable within our own echo chambers? Are we really delivering enough at the scale and pace needed?

With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short
With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

1 month ago - Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts.

Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs
Samsung, UNDP Partner to Push Progress on the SDGs

3 months ago - New mobile app, special-edition accessories aim to raise awareness of, funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Report: Orgs Committed to UNGC Outperform on Supply Chain Sustainability
Report: Orgs Committed to UNGC Outperform on Supply Chain Sustainability

8 months ago - A new EcoVadis report finds that the greatest gaps between UNGC participants and nonparticipants are in the Sustainable Procurement and Environment themes.

Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs
Trending: Closer Looks into Reporting on, Business Benefits of the SDGs

11 months ago - Nearly three-quarters of organisations surveyed (72 percent) mention the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their annual corporate or sustainability reports — an increase of 10 percent on last year, according to a new study by PwC. But concrete measures and integration remain elusive for many as organisations struggle to identify actions beyond business-as-usual targets.

New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital
New Tool Reveals $1.6T Risk of Failing to Account for Natural Capital

11 months ago - Following the release last month of its groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital, this week the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) launched the world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy.

Stanley Black & Decker Commits to Combatting Plastic Pollution
Stanley Black & Decker Commits to Combatting Plastic Pollution

11 months ago - Signs the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment at the Our Ocean Conference.  

EcoVadis Supports Due Diligence Efforts Conducted by the Foundation for the Global Compact and Seven United Nations Agencies
EcoVadis Supports Due Diligence Efforts Conducted by the Foundation for the Global Compact and Seven United Nations Agencies

1 year ago - PARIS, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoVadis, the leader in business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, has announced today a three-year partnership with the Foundation for the Global Compact. The Foundation will leverage EcoVadis' platform to evaluate the risk and performance of business participants of the UN Global Compact.

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Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18
Experts Gather to Discuss ROI of Sustainable Business at New Metrics '18

1 year ago - SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2018 — The Sustainable Brands® community gathers today in Philadelphia, PA to kick off the 8th annual New Metrics conference.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Aligns To Big Goals In Environmental Sustainability, Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Aligns To Big Goals In Environmental Sustainability, Signs New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

1 year ago - Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. today announced the company is joining an ambitious effort to move the world closer to a circular economy in which plastic never becomes waste. Together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the UN Environment Programme, and many industry-leading companies, governments, and NGOs this commitment will strive to meet goals to tackle one of the most urgent environmental issues of our time: plastic waste and the necessity of consumer packaging reform.

Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging
Danone accelerates the transition towards a circular economy of packaging

1 year ago - Danone announces a series of new commitments and actions to ensure its packaging will become 100% circular, and to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy of packaging. This includes (1) initiatives to improve product design and develop alternative delivery and reuse models, (2) investments to develop effective, efficient and inclusive systems for increased collection and recycling, to boost recycling and (3) actions to preserve natural resources by reintegrating recycled materials into our packaging and developing use of renewable materials.

Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18
Breakthrough Impact Measurement Tools Revealing at New Metrics ‘18

1 year ago - EcoAct, Novo Nordisk, B Lab and others sharing new research and performance metrics, Oct 29-31 in Philadelphia SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, 2018 – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community will gather next week for the 8th annual New Metrics conference, taking place October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. More than 300 executives and global thought-leaders will reveal new methodologies, toolkits and case studies for demonstrating the ROI of Sustainable Business. Compelling new initiatives presented at New Metrics ‘18 will include:

BCFN Foundation, UN SDSN Promise Roadmap to Global Food System Transformation
BCFN Foundation, UN SDSN Promise Roadmap to Global Food System Transformation

1 year ago - The past few weeks have seen a flurry of big announcements and commitments regarding increasing sustainability in a variety of areas, including overhauling our broken food system: Two weeks ago, at the Global Climate Action Summit, FoodShot Global launched a new investment platform aimed at accelerating food system transformation through a “Moonshots for Better Food” challenge to startups working to create a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable food system worldwide; while earlier this week at Climate Week NYC,

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Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics
Sustainable Brands Delivers Insight on How to Build Better Sustainability Metrics

1 year ago - Danone, Global Reporting Initiative, SAP, PepsiCo speaking at New Metrics ‘18 about creating and measuring new forms of value SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® reveals program, networking and activity highlights for its upcoming conference: New Metrics 2018. Nearly 400 business executives will convene October 29-31 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel for a conversation on the ROI of Sustainable Business and smarter, more accurate, and more inclusive business metrics that generate value for all stakeholders.

African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight
African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight

1 year ago - At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now three years on, Champions 12.3 — a global coalition of sustainable food champions — is tracking progress toward this fast-approaching target and finding that the private sector has seized the opportunity to tackle food loss and waste.

APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs
APP, MTG Partner to Turn 1K Women from Forest Communities into Herbal Entrepreneurs

1 year ago - The Indonesian Network of the United Nations Global Compact today announced a partnership between Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Martha Tilaar Group (MTG) — a leading Indonesian manufacturer of cosmetics and herbal medicine — to train 1,000 women from forest communities to help preserve herbal plants and become self-sufficient entrepreneurs.

Report: Scaling Circular Economy in China Could Save Businesses, Households ¥70T by 2040
Report: Scaling Circular Economy in China Could Save Businesses, Households ¥70T by 2040

1 year ago - New research from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) finds that a transition to a circular economy in China’s cities could make goods and services more affordable for citizens while reducing the impacts normally associated with middle-class lifestyles. The findings are being presented today at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China.

Lenders Focus on SMEs Playing a Giant Global Role
Lenders Focus on SMEs Playing a Giant Global Role

1 year ago - As the world’s focus turns to the opening of the United Nations’ 73rd session of the General Assembly, attention will turn to the state of progress on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an overarching set of aims intended to improve environmental, economic and social conditions by 2030.

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Humana Highlights Commitment to UN SDGs in New Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Humana Highlights Commitment to UN SDGs in New Corporate Social Responsibility Report

1 year ago - Humana Inc., one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, today released its 2016-2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. In the comprehensive report, Humana, for the first time, announces the company’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), becoming one of the first U.S. health insurers to commit to the international targets.

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