By Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership & Investor Engagement, CECP
With the recent Business Roundtable statement and the Financial Times’ series on expanding corporate purpose beyond short-term shareholder value, there was plenty of momentum going into United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Climate Week. Several events and discussions addressed the private sector’s role in driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
MEC’s Community Investment (CI) vision is to build a community of active outdoor enthusiasts. With a clear link to MEC’s corporate purpose i.e. to inspire and enable everyone to lead active outdoor lifestyles – MEC’s CI vision includes removing barriers to engagement with the outdoors among people living within urban centres.
September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Saturday, September 21, kicked off the 2019 Global Goals Week, which brings together governments, businesses, international organizations and others during the UN General Assembly to help accelerate action around the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Engaging and influencing during the UN General Assembly
September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ The 74th annual United Nations General Assembly – ‘UNGA74’ – is underway, as representatives from the 193 UN member states meet in New York.
This global gathering is a catalyst for high-level meetings, events and conferences, a number of which are very relevant to GRI’s work to promote sustainability reporting and corporate transparency, in the context of progress towards sustainable development.
With a decade to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, CEOs call for bold action to course-correct private sector contribution
UNITED NATIONS, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/— CEOs say business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not on track, according to the world’s largest study on corporate sustainability from the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
Your organization has grand plans for launching an employee giving campaign this fall. You know your employees are passionate about giving back to the community, and this year you vowed – VOWED – to empower them to support their favorite causes through a workplace giving campaign. But what happened? September is already halfway over. Where did the time go? Is it too late to do something?
Every September, childhood cancer organizations around the world come together in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a goal to increase awareness and raise funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to CureSearch, each year more than 15,000 children in the U.S. alone are diagnosed with cancer.
By Tina Nybo Jensen, Policy & Strategic Relations Manager, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The UN High-level Political Forum in New York this summer reviewed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) participated alongside representatives and leaders from around the world. This was a crucial stocktake on progress achieved.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. According to BrightFocus, over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in the world today, and if breakthroughs are not discovered, rates could exceed 152 million by 2050.
Companies asked to commit to secure a healthy and productive ocean
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today launched a set of nine Sustainable Ocean Principles, calling on companies around the world to commit to securing a healthy and productive ocean.