By Alyson Genovese, Director of GRI’s USA and Canada Regional Hub
Adopted in 2015, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a shared plan for all countries – developed and developing – to end poverty, spur economic growth and protect our planet’s environment. The SDGs represent the first time that the private sector was included as a partner with a key role in reaching the goals.
The meeting, held as part of the IMPACT2030 initiative, explored how employee volunteer programmes can contribute towards achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ On 26 July, KPMG hosted 20 New Zealand businesses to discuss the importance of corporate volunteering, and explore collaboration opportunities with the United Nations, other businesses, and not-for-profits to harness the power of working together to fuel the prosperity of New Zealand’s communities.
As the world’s largest veterinary health group and a leading pet food producer, we know how much animals — both big and small — are loved across the world. And as one of the top global advertisers, we also know that nearly 20 percent of all ads star animals.
Can private sector participation in the SDGs unlock more sustainable business practices?
July 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process.
It has become an annual tradition for employees at CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI / MI:CNHI) locations in Brazil to take part in a clothing collection campaign in advance of the Brazilian Winter. A new initiative for 2019, “Desapega Solidário” literally ‘Solidarity Detatchment’ was established to complement the standard support that needy entities already receive through the program.
Private sector role in achieving progress towards UN climate change goals
July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Policy makers and businesses need to work closer together to ramp up private sector engagement in the climate change commitments made under the Paris Agreement.
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out the efforts by individual countries to cut emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. GRI and CDP have compiled recommendations for both governments and the private sector, to support businesses in understanding, reporting and managing their contribution.
Visionary and Proven Philanthropic Leader Joins as Head of EarthShare, A National Environmental Philanthropy Working to Protect the Earth We Share
BETHESDA, Md., July 8, 2019, /3BL Media/ – EarthShare, a leading environmental philanthropy supporting America’s largest coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits and a strategic partner to the private-sector in corporate philanthropy and engagement, announced today that Bradley Leibov will join as its new chief executive officer.
$10 trillion dollars. If you run, work for, or are seeking to invest in a global company, this is a figure that should be top of mind. $10 trillion is larger than the annual GDP of all but two of the world’s economies. $10 trillion is nearly double the market cap of the Dow Jones Industrial Average companies. And yet, $10 trillion is just a fraction of the financial might working to transform how companies view and invest in sustainability.