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The Evolution of Fiduciary Duty: Bringing Boards of Directors Into the Future
The Evolution of Fiduciary Duty: Bringing Boards of Directors Into the Future

4 years ago - “Boards should understand the broader environmental and social consequences of business operations, and must set their own priorities and account for the associated outcomes.” This sentence was included in the guidance document entitled, “Human rights: expectation towards companies,” released in February 2016 by NBIM, which manages the assets of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.

What about the ‘S’ in ESG? New Guidelines for Evaluating Companies’ Social Performance
What about the ‘S’ in ESG? New Guidelines for Evaluating Companies’ Social Performance

4 years ago - When it comes down to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, more and more investors are looking at how companies perform on human rights. Guarding long-term investments against a potential fallout from social grievances has become part of their fiduciary duty.

Q&A: How United Continues to Fuel Sustainability in the Air
Q&A: How United Continues to Fuel Sustainability in the Air

4 years ago - When people think of industries making the world a more sustainable place, air travel is likely at the bottom of the list — but United Airlines is one industry leader working hard to change that. We recently spoke with United’s Director of Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, Natalie Mindrum, to learn more about how the airline continues to fuel its progress on sustainability.

Global Opportunity Explorer Platform Brings Together Investors, Entrepreneurs to Deliver on SDGs
Global Opportunity Explorer Platform Brings Together Investors, Entrepreneurs to Deliver on SDGs

4 years ago - What if there was an easier way to connect revolutionary solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges with the capital needed to initiate real change? That’s exactly what the Global Opportunity Explorer sets out to do.

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Can a Country Become a Sustainable Brand? Why Wales Is Up for the Challenge
Can a Country Become a Sustainable Brand? Why Wales Is Up for the Challenge

4 years ago - “We hope that what Wales is doing today, the world will do tomorrow.” In 2015 Nikhil Seth, a leading UN representative, hailed the Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations Act as a pioneering piece of legislation, saying it captured the essence of two decades’ worth of UN work in the field of sustainable development.

Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change
Leading Businesses, Climate Experts Identify 2020 as Deadline to Mitigate Dangerous Climate Change

4 years ago - With 2020 fast approaching, former United Nations Climate Change Chief Christiana Figueres has called on the global community to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

Why You Should Align Your Brand’s Sustainability Efforts with the SDGs
Why You Should Align Your Brand’s Sustainability Efforts with the SDGs

4 years ago - The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (aka Global Goals) are viewed by most in the sustainability community as the biggest opportunity yet for the world to shape a new and better way of doing business while shaping a new and better world.

Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water
Good News, Bad News: The Current State of Global Water

4 years ago - World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe. While there is certainly progress to celebrate, the reality of the matter is that much more must be done to address the growing global water crisis. First, the good news.

There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution
There is No ‘Away’: How Each of Us Can Help Stop Plastic Pollution

4 years ago - Last month, Indonesia pledged to cut plastic pollution by an astounding 70 percent by 2025, in response to the UN Environment Programme’s #CleanSeas campaign. This commitment is a huge step forward in reducing the more than 8 million tons of plastic going into our oceans every year.

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Consumption-Based Metrics: The Next Challenge for Zero-Waste Cities
Consumption-Based Metrics: The Next Challenge for Zero-Waste Cities

4 years ago - Cities are major contributors to – and battlegrounds of – climate change. According to a report from the UN Habitat, cities pump out roughly 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions whilst just occupying just 2 percent of the Earth’s land.

SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report
SDSN Highlights Youth-Led SDG Innovation Projects in New Solutions Report

4 years ago - The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has released its first edition of the Youth Solutions Report, which identifies 50 youth-led projects that aim to solve the world’s toughest issues, during the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum at the United Nations Headquarters.

More Affordable Devices Lead to Doubling of E-Waste in China Since 2010
More Affordable Devices Lead to Doubling of E-Waste in China Since 2010

4 years ago - The volume of discarded electronics in East and South-East Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both total volume and per capita measures, according to new research by United Nations University (UNU).

The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?
The SDGs: Who Is Leading the Way One Year Later?

4 years ago - Every 15 years, the United Nations gets together to determine its next steps in bettering the earth and the people on it. In late 2015, this took the form of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs focus on climate action, decreasing poverty, increasing access to health, reducing inequality, and increasing sustainable development, in both rural and developed areas, over the next 15 years. Although the goals appear broad and ambitious, the UN aims to further the advancement of people while protecting and fostering the health and wellbeing of the planet.

Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis
Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis

5 years ago - Increasing access to clean, safe and sustainable sanitation to 10 million people by 2022 is a top priority for personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 goals, and on November 19, World Toilet Day, the company renewed its commitment to its Toilets Change Lives program, a multi-national commercial program that leverages the power of its well-known brands to educate and engage consumers and help solve the global sanitation crisis.

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Trending: Global Commitments to Renewables, Climate Solutions Swell Following Election, COP22
Trending: Global Commitments to Renewables, Climate Solutions Swell Following Election, COP22

5 years ago - This year, the U.S. election fell in the midst of the United Nations climate negotiations (COP22). While the results have led to some unease and uncertainty, they certainly haven’t halted commitments and funding for renewable energy and other climate change solutions.

Planetary Boundaries and Social Thresholds – The Importance of Geography
Planetary Boundaries and Social Thresholds – The Importance of Geography

5 years ago - As the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) kicks off in Marrakech, Morocco – one year on from the historic climate agreement in Paris, and 22 years after the first conference in Berlin – it marks the latest attempt to ensure we live within our planetary boundaries for climate change.

Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform
Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform

5 years ago - The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has announced a new digital ‘Global Solutions Platform’ to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals). The platform consists of two parallel projects through which business students will analyze and evaluate the quality of company activities as they relate to responsible and sustainable business operations, and highlight the most notable achievements of companies in each major industry.

UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs
UNDP About to School China on Significance of SDGs

5 years ago - With about one-fifth of the world’s population, China has the ability to significantly contribute to the success of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country made impressive strides in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals, particularly in poverty alleviation, and is well-positioned to build on that progress in the post-2015 development agenda despite the challenges it will undoubtedly face.

20 Questions with Claus Stig Pedersen: Sustainability – and Now SDG – Pioneer
20 Questions with Claus Stig Pedersen: Sustainability – and Now SDG – Pioneer

5 years ago - Last month, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon named Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Novozymes, one of ten 2016 Local Pioneers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers
UNGC Recognizes Novozymes' Claus Stig Pedersen as One of Ten 2016 Local SDG Pioneers

5 years ago - Today at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016 in New York, Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability at biotech giant Novozymes, was announced as one of ten 2016 Local Pioneers of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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