Ban Ki-Moon

C4C at COP18: The Role of Business in the Global Climate Fight

The signatories of Caring for Climate, the UN climate action platform for business, met in Doha. Now the real work begins

Kyoto Protocol Extension Receives Mixed Reviews

Nearly 200 countries have agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty intended to limit the greenhouse gas (GHG) output of countries around the world.

A New Generation of Sustainable Investment, Trade and Development

Sustainability wasn't always a hot theme, particularly in the world of finance. But looking at the new UNCTAD World Investment Report, that's quickly changing

The United Nations Calls for a New Asia-Pacific Energy Compact

"Connecting the dots between the challenges of water, food, and energy security lies at the heart of sustainable development—and Rio+20 will be a generational opportunity for us to turn ideas into action—globally and especially in Asia and the Pacific." -- Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, United Nations{1}

When It Comes to Building a Green Economy, Time Is Money

If the G-20 invested 2% of GDP in a green economy, 48 million jobs would be created. But inaction by both the public and private sectors threatens the potential of achieving a sustainable future

Ban Ki-Moon Calls on World's Mayors to Support Sustainable Cities

"Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities." -- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

Smiles, Everyone...Smiles! Happiness Is the New Economic Paradigm

GDP and GNP only tell part of the story. A nation's progress should also be measured by its GNH (Gross National Happiness)

Note to Rio+20: Place the Right Value on Corporate Sustainability

"We need corporate sustainability to be in the DNA of business culture and operations." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, KPMG Global Summit Opening Address, February 14, 2012

Public-private Partnerships Must Drive Global Green Growth

"If sustainable development is to become a reality, we need to unleash a wave of public-private partnership on a much bigger scale." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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