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Transformation Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies: The Role of Business

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There is no doubt that businesses are key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 2013, representatives from countries, businesses and NGOs have gathered once a year in New York to for the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF). We collected some key takeaways from the forum about how the private sector is helping advance the achievement of the SDGs.

Lisa Song: Mississippi Levee Wars

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Sometimes we lose sight of what Audrey Hepburn called “that old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second.” This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from ProPublica reporter Lisa Song who has done some recent reporting on a little known problem that could have very big effects: the impact of illegal overbuilding of levee systems in the Midwestern flood-prone regions of the Mississippi River. The folks responsible are flouting the rules and lobbying to have them changed.

Mundo Latino: Initiative Aids Microenterprises in Central America

Por: Rodrigo Martinez
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Originally Published on mundolatinomedia.com

El Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos anunció el lanzamiento del concurso “El Poder de Crecer”, impulsado por la Red de Innovación e Impacto para identificar, premiar y apoyar microemprendimientos dentro de Centroamérica.

National Geographic Society Board of Trustees Awards Over $4 Million in Grants to Fuel Work of Scientists, Educators, and Explorers

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The National Geographic Society recently approved more than $4 million for 111 grants, further strengthening the 21CF partner’s commitment to investing in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology.

Schneider Electric VIDEO: A Meaningful Purpose for Today and Tomorrow: The Impact of Sustainable Business Development

by Tania Cosentino
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What is your company doing to turn business development into something sustainable? Increasingly, the data shows that organizations taking initiative to address climate change are positioning their business to succeed both in the market and as advocates for social change. Sustainable development isn’t just about improving the world for future generations — it’s a meaningful purpose for today and tomorrow.

The New Digital Economy

Our Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Our focus is in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.

Target, U.S. Bank Join Ceres Company Network

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August 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres announced today that Target (NYSE: TGT) and U.S. Bank (NYSE: USB) have joined the Ceres Company Network. The Ceres board of directors approved the two new memberships in July.

TD Green Bond Proceeds Fund 19 Sustainable Projects in Canada to Support Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

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In 2014, TD Bank Group issued a $500 million green bond, the first in Canada by a commercial bank. The three-year bond was oversubscribed, attracting several socially responsible investment (SRI) funds and new investors to the bank.

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