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Sustainable Business in Asia: 'Like a Flamingo Among Chickens'
Sustainable Business in Asia: 'Like a Flamingo Among Chickens'

10 years ago - “Like a flamingo among chickens” is the cool version of “a crane among chickens” from the Chinese expression: hè lì jī qún 鶴立雞群; an appropriate description of sustainable business practices in the Asia region. It states the practices as pioneering but necessary.

UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide Highlighting Rights of Indigenous Peoples
UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide Highlighting Rights of Indigenous Peoples

10 years ago - The UN Global Compact (UNGC) on Monday released a new guide aimed at helping businesses understand the rights of indigenous peoples, and recommends practical actions to respect and support these rights.

UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business
UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business

10 years ago - United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Tokyo and the Business Call to Action (BCtA) last week hosted the first BCtA event in Japan to encourage the Japanese private sector to participate in innovative business approaches that create development impact.The BCtA forum in Tokyo featured a number of innovative business practices, showcasing how companies can overcome market challenges that can benefit the poor and create social and economic impact in local communities. The event also highlighted the work that UNDP and the BCtA have initiated to promote public-private partnerships.

New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy
New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy

10 years ago - The UN Global Compact (UNGC) today released a guide for companies to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy. Now for the first time, companies have guidelines to help them engage in climate policy in a transparent and accountable way that is consistent with their sustainability commitments.

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Envirofit Expands Access to Clean Cooking Tech in Kenya
Envirofit Expands Access to Clean Cooking Tech in Kenya

10 years ago - U.S.-based social enterprise Envirofit International has announced it will join the UN-supported anti-poverty program Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 193,500 tons of carbon through the sales of 150,000 clean cookstoves across Kenya in the next two years.Envirofit International is a multinational corporation that develops and disseminates technologies aimed at reducing pollution and enhancing energy efficiency in developing countries. By introducing clean cook stoves as a less costly fuel alternative, the company says it will help low-income consumer households that have been traditionally overlooked.

New Intel Initiative Aims to 'Connect' Women and Technology in Developing Countries
New Intel Initiative Aims to 'Connect' Women and Technology in Developing Countries

10 years ago - Intel Corporation has announced She Will Connect, a new program that commits to expanding digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries. Intel will begin working with a diverse set of partners including global and local NGOs and governments to launch the initiative in Africa, where the gender gap is the greatest, aiming to reach five million women and reduce the gender gap by 50 percent.

Inspiring the Supply Chain: Sprint's New Supplier Booklet
Inspiring the Supply Chain: Sprint's New Supplier Booklet

10 years ago - As the sustainability world places increased focus on supply chain issues, there’s no doubt that any corporation on an authentic CSR journey needs to carefully examine the impacts of its entire supply chain. In fact, according to the United Nations Global Compact’s recently published Global Corporate Sustainability Report, supply chain management is the single greatest barrier to large companies advancing to the next level of sustainability performance.

IKEA Developing Durable Alternative Shelter for Refugee Camps
IKEA Developing Durable Alternative Shelter for Refugee Camps

10 years ago - Swedish furniture behemoth IKEA, in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency and Refugee Housing Unit, is developing a solar-powered, insulated, hard-sided shelter the company claims is a superior alternative to tent-based refugee shelters typically deployed by relief organizations.The shelter is large enough to accommodate taller-than-average people, packs up flat and is expected to cost around $1,000. IKEA says it has sent 56 of these prototypes to refugee camps in Ethiopia, Lebanon and northern Iraq for testing.

UN Global Compact Renews Drive for Responsible Business in Africa
UN Global Compact Renews Drive for Responsible Business in Africa

10 years ago - The United Nations Global Compact has announced it is redoubling its efforts to scale up corporate sustainability in Africa and emphasize the private sector’s role in contributing to the continent’s full economic and social renaissance.

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How Preserving Forests Can Profit Business – An eBook Review
How Preserving Forests Can Profit Business – An eBook Review

11 years ago - Last year’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro concluded under a cloud of ambiguity. Some organizations called it an outright failure while others deemed it a moderate success.

Coke, Sainsbury’s Among First To Achieve Carbon Trust Water Standard
Coke, Sainsbury’s Among First To Achieve Carbon Trust Water Standard

11 years ago - Water scarcity has been recognized by the United Nations as one of the most pressing problems facing the 21st-century world. Although 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is water, nearly 1.2 billion people, or one-fifth of the human race, live in areas of physical water scarcity, and another 1.6 billion face economic water shortages.