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Global Investors for Sustainable Development

Global Investors for Sustainable Development

Thirty influential corporate leaders have agreed to cooperate over the next two years in an effort to free up trillions of dollars from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations announced Wednesday.

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UN Gathers Strength for Sustainable Future by 2030

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The first United Nations summit on the progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development closed on a hopeful note Thursday, with UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed of Nigeria declaring that the two-day event had been a reminder of “the boundless potential of humanity to create a better future for all.”

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Leaders Vow ‘Radical Shift’ to Save Degraded Planet

Things are changing quickly at the UN’s environmental agency. As evidence mounts of the devastating effects of human activity on the health of the planet, a global clamor for even swifter action arose at an important meeting of the world’s environmental leaders earlier this month.

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The World’s Precious Water Supply is in Crisis

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All of us need water. Water maintains our rivers, seas, forests and plant life as well us as human beings, and without water nothing can survive. The problem however, is that like it or not, we find ourselves in the midst of an extreme water crisis that’s impacting the lives of more than 2 billion […]

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Sustainable Development = Happiness

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“It is literally the truth, that sustainable development is the path to happiness,” Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, told this year’s meeting of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that opened Monday at UN Headquarters in New York.

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Corporate Integrity Yields Financial Rewards

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It’s that time of year. The lists ranking the world’s 135 most ethical corporations and the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations have come out, and there’s a world of difference between them, with just five listings in common.

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Sustainability Reporting Framework 101

Reporting framework helps organisations to have a checklist about how much and what quality of data is needed for sustainability reporting. It can help organisations to measure, understand and communicate their economic, environmental, social and governance performance, and then set goals, and manage change more effectively.

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Genuine Sustainability Attracts Savvy Investors

RockTenn, based in Norcross, Georgia, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging, has been focused on reducing the amount of solid waste it sends to landfills. By engaging employees from every department, such as finishing inspector Byron Manning, at one of the company's packaging factories, RockTenn recycles much of its process waste. (Photo courtesy RockTenn)

Attracting “sustainability-savvy investors” entails much more than conserving a little energy or doing a little recycling. “Investors want to be sure that a company’s sustainability efforts are focused on the material issues that affect its ability to thrive and survive,” advises Boston Consulting Group’s latest sustainability report.

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION TIPS FOR EARTH DAY AND BEYOND

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Act Local, Think Global: Three Ways to Ignite Positive Environmental Change  Arlington, VA – Friday, April 22, 2016 – In observance of Earth Day, the international conservation organization Rare is offering up three easy ways you can be a catalyst for global change. The strain on the Earth’s natural resources poses an increasing threat to […]

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Demand for Electric Cars Hits New Highs

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Luxury electric automaker Tesla unveiled its latest model at a March 31 event, and demand was so strong for the $35,000 Tesla Model 3 that within the week 325,000 would-be customers purchased preorders at US$1,000 each.

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Making Plastic Waste Disappear

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Every ton of plastic bottles recycled saves about 3.8 barrels of oil, says the Plastics Industry Trade Association, which has just launched a Zero Net Waste program to help members evaluate waste reduction opportunities and maximize landfill diversion.

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Green Economies Arising Across Europe

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A broad political will and the involvement of many different economic and social actors are essential for successful transition to a green economy, conclude researchers from five institutes of the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER).

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