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Global Goals Week: Reflections on Making Positive Change in 2020, and Always

By Shelley Whiddon, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
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Wherever challenges lurk, opportunities exist for positive change.

That’s always been true, but 2020 has cast an even brighter light on global issues and our capacity for solving these vexing problems.

COVID-19. Social injustice. Rampaging wildfires. Devastating hurricanes.

The trials we as a society face are many, but our capacity for taking meaningful action is unlimited. Especially when the business community steps in and tackles these problems collaboratively.

Chief Executive Officers to Join Government and Civil Society Leaders at “Uniting Business LIVE” to Tackle COVID-19 Recovery and Advance the Sustainable Development Goals

UN Global Compact convenes private sector leaders at three-day virtual event to chart road ahead on the sidelines of United Nations’ 75th session
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 September 2020 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, will host Uniting Business LIVE a unique online event from 21–23 September, the week world leaders would normally converge on New York for the start of the UN High-Level week. 

Charter for Sustainability Action in South Asia

Milestone reached as organizations commit to support the SDGs
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August 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Efforts across the South Asia region to raise ambition for sustainable development have been boosted following the agreement of a new sustainability charter.

Sustainability at Top of Global Agenda

GRI events at the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum
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July 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The annual review of progress achieved in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) starts next week, with a virtual format meaning it will be the greenest and most inclusive yet.

In response to the pandemic, the 2020 UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) has switched fully online. In total, 47 countries will present their Voluntary National Reviews on SDGs progress – including 20 for the first time.

VA Fisher Houses Open Doors to Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Push

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Fifteen of the 44 Fisher Houses that serve VA have pivoted to support the front line health care professionals that are risking their own well-being to save others.

Fisher Houses are comfort homes built at or near VA and military hospitals. They host families and caregivers of service members, Veterans, and family members undergoing medical care.

Schneider Electric Receives the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label Award for Profitable Environmental Protection

Summary: 
  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • EcoStruxure Microgrid Advisor and NEO Network solutions receive recognition from Solar Impulse Foundation; join growing Schneider Electric portfolio
  • Label certifies products, services, or processes with high standards for economic profitability and ecologic sustainability
  • The program identifies and accelerates solutions in alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Global Compact Defines New Level of Ambition for Corporate Sustainability

At UN Global Compact Board Meeting, UN Secretary-General calls on business leaders to set more ambitious goals to achieve the SDGs
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The UN Global Compact is challenging companies to align with an initial set of business benchmarks to gauge whether their activities are aiming at the necessary level of ambition to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Leaders Call on UK Prime Minister to Create Socially Just and Green Recovery From COVID-19

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  • Richard Curtis CBE, Paul Polman, Michael Izza and leaders of more than 100 renowned companies, charities, universities, and trade associations call on the UK Government to ensure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of UK Covid-19 recovery plans;

  • The Sustainable Development Goals provide us with a blueprint to end poverty and inequality, and put health, wellbeing and job creation at the heart of Covid-19 recovery plans in the UK;

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