NEW YORK, September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Building on their extensive experience to deploy employees to address some of the most challenging problems in the world, SAP announced Wednesday at the United Nations Headquarters the establishment of the “Corporate Champions for Education,” a multi-company, cross industry collaboration to send skilled corporate volunteers into short-term assignments in underserved communities.
GRI’s updated standard on water and effluents requires reporting impacts in the value chain
STOCKHOLM, August 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Access to freshwater is essential for all life, and a human right recognized by the United Nations. However, millions of people around the world suffer from water scarcity, poor water quality, and inadequate sanitation. Companies operating in areas with water stress have an urgent responsibility to track their impacts, to make informed decisions that trigger meaningful action.
Access to modern sources of energy is fundamental to eradicating poverty and spurring economic growth. Energy touches every aspect of a household’s quality of life. Without access to electric lighting, kids huddle around smoky kerosene lamps to study at night—endangering both their health and education. Lack of refrigeration and gas or electric cooking also impacts a family’s health as it hinders food preservation, makes it harder to purify water, and brings more smoky pollutants into the home.
August 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Citizenship has launched its fourth annual global survey on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been monitoring and sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business. The 2017 survey, with respondents spanning 42 countries, revealed that corporate commitment to the SDGs appeared to be dwindling and focus was shifting in light of new political priorities.
Idea #8: Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans
As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we ask experts from the Institute for Sustainable Development to offer a better way to tie disaster response and recovery plans to the national infrastructure agenda.
SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Urgent action is required on the SDGs if we are to achieve the targets set and unlock the $12 trillion in new market value. ‘There is no Plan B’ urged Lise Kingo, CEO, UN Global Compact in a recent Ethical Corporation interview, urging greater action on the SDGs.
Solving Hunger Through Post-Harvest Loss Reduction
People are still hungry. Despite decades of increasing agricultural yields in less-industrialized regions of the world, in large part thanks to the support from international agencies such as USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hunger persists. According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, food production over the past five years has generally increased worldwide. We grow enough food to feed the world’s population. Why does food security remain so elusive?
Companies from all industries have turned their attention to addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tackling a range of issues including climate change, economic inequality, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.