Month: January 2023

2016 Net Impact Conference

We’re excited to share that the 23rd Net Impact Conference this November 5-7 in Seattle, Washington was a success! Nearly 2400 student and professional leaders came together under one roof to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. Together we suited up, pushed our limits, and left it all on the field. Game on!

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW)

         Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is the annual global gathering that brings businesses and nations together to address challenges and celebrate achievements in sustainable development and clean energy.

COP27: At-Risk Nations Celebrate New Climate Loss, Damage Fund

By Sunny Lewis for Maximpact Achim Steiner, Administrator, UN Development Programme, right, appreciates the UNDP dinosaur “Don’t Choose Extinction” display at COP27. November 9, 2022, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (Photo by Matthew TenBruggencate courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) Posted for media use SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt, November 22, 2022 ( Sustainability News) – Overwhelmed by storms...[Read More]

Low-Carbon Farming for Climate, Food and Profit

Workers experiment with carbon farming, 2022 (Photo courtesy OCP Group). Posted for media use. CASABLANCA, Morocco, November 25, 2022 ( Sustainability News) – Morocco’s state-owned OCP Group, one of the world’s largest producers of phosphate fertilizers, has partnered with agtech companies and Brazilian growers for their first low-carbon farming and certification project. The project ...[Read More]

Greener EU Buildings Open Low-Carbon Pathways to 2050

One of the biggest European redevelopment projects, Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest, is composed of 400 condominium units in two residential towers in Milan, Italy designed by Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra) with input from horticulturalists and botanists. The use of heat pump technology is helping to reduce heating and cooling costs. The buildings opened ...[Read More]

Nature-based Solutions Key to Millions of Green Jobs

Jenepher Wanjala poses with the Sunflower solar irrigation pump outside of Kitale, Kenya, under the watchful eye of the farm’s owner, Carol Sikuku. March 18, 2018 (Photo by Jeffery M. Walcott / International Water Management Institute). Creative Commons license via Flickr. MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada, December 15, 2022 ( Sustainability News) – Twenty million new jobs could be generated w...[Read More]

2017 COMMIT! Forum: Brands Taking Stands

The Corporate Responsibility Association and CR Magazine are proud to present the annual COMMIT!Forum, the leading event for corporate responsibility (CR) and sustainability practitioners. CR Magazine Annouces Finalists for 2017 Responsible CEO of the Year Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. On October 11-12, 2017, COMMIT!Forum will convene CR and sustainability practitioners — to network, share...[Read More]

Athletes to Revive Biodiversity With Sports for Nature Framework

COP15 Convention on Biological Diversity closing celebration for the Global Biodiversity Framework adopted after two weeks of negotiating in Montreal, Canada. From left: COP 15 President Huang Runqiu, Minister of Ecology and Environment, China; Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Elizabeth Mrema; UN Environment Programme Executive Director Inger Andersen; David Cooper, CB...[Read More]

Trump, Thunberg Clash at World Economic Forum

U.S. President Donald Trump told the audience at Davos that increases in U.S. fossil fuel production have helped fuel unprecedented American affluence. January 21, 2020, Davos, Switzerland (Photo courtesy World Economic Forum) Posted for media use By Sunny Lewis for Maximpact DAVOS, Switzerland, January 21, 2020 ( News) – After a year of floods and droughts, when wildfires devastated ...[Read More]

How corruption kills the promise of social enterprise—and drives extremist violence

By Marta Maretich @maximpactdotcom Corruption is bad for business. It damages the global marketplace by siphoning away profit and hijacking capital that could otherwise be used to build enterprises and increase prosperity. This shouldn’t be news to anyone. Nobody, apart from the profiteers, likes corruption. But now evidence is emerging that corruption is even worse, and more dangerous, than we th...[Read More]

Leaders Vow 'Radical Shift' to Save Degraded Planet

Watering seedlings with freshwater collected by children from special places throughout the world as a symbol of global unity, from left: Inger Andersen, incoming executive director, UN Environment; Siim Kiisler, president of the 4th UN Environment Assembly; and Joyce Msuya, acting executive director, UN Environment. (Photo courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) Used with permission. By Sunny Lewis...[Read More]

Global Vaccine Telethon Supports Coronavirus – Community Solution

Mother and daughter maintain social distancing and wear protective masks as they share time in the spring sunshine, May 3, 2020, Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Fotomovimiento) Creative Commons license via Flickr By Sunny Lewis for Maximpact Community Solutions GENEVA, Switzerland, May 5, 2020 ( Community Solutions News) – To help fight the coronavirus, six countries, the European Commissi...[Read More]

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