Every aspect of modern daily life generates significant quantities of data. Sometimes overwhelming amounts. And this data is only of value when it can be read, understood and then employed for useful purposes. This principal applies equally to family life as it does to agriculture.
By Camila Corradi Bracco, Senior Coordinator – Content Development & Program Delivery, GRI
Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts.
After a hurricane, local leaders need to rebuild not only the damaged roads and buildings, but also the injured trees and plant life. The loss of natural habitat for animals during these major storms can leave some species completely homeless and without a food source.
In many ways, 2020 has made us stop in our tracks and reexamine our lives. It has forced us to re-think where our world is headed and the actions we must take now to help shape a more equitable and sustainable future.
20 of the world’s leading consumer goods companies, members of The Consumer Goods Forum, take collective action to address the challenge of forced labour in their supply chains
In line with international agreements, Coalition members have developed a framework for deploying forced labour-focused Human Rights Due Diligence systems in their operations to identify, remedy and prevent forced labour risks and impacts
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can only be achieved with strong global partnerships and cross-sector cooperation. That’s why SDG 17 (Partnerships to Achieve the Goals) may be the most powerful one---aiming to revitalize collaboration between governments, the private sector, nonprofits, and other organizations to tackle our world’s most pressing global issues. And with COVID-19 affecting all nations and income levels, the importance of multinational and cross-sector collaboration has never been more evident.
This Nationwide Network of Local Nonprofit Tree Planting Organizations is United in an Effort to Plant Trees for a Better Tomorrow
Local impact happens when community-based tree planting organizations create projects that involve citizens, schools, churches, and government. This is the work of the 160 members of the Alliance for Community Trees program. These passionate nonprofit organizations are the boots on the ground — a grass-roots network united in their purpose of improving communities and towns across the country with trees.
When businesses create shared value — aligning corporate citizenship with business strategy, engaging their people to act with purpose, and leveraging their strengths to deliver good — they drive powerful, positive change. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recognized UPS for doing just that.