AMSTERDAM, February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today GRI launched a new membership and engagement program, the GRI GOLD Community, building on its collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network. The GRI GOLD Community consists of diverse companies and organizations from across civil society, business, mediating institutions, labor and intergovernmental agencies, united in the belief that greater transparency is a catalyst for change towards a more sustainable economy and world.
By Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement in December have ushered in a new era for business. Last year’s truly historic agreements lay out a clear path and vision for a sustainable future, and have received unprecedented support across governments, business, civil society and citizens alike.
The Bard MBA's Sustainable Business Friday's Podcast with Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Bard MBA in Sustainability will host a live dial-in podcast discussion "Ending World Hunger and Poverty while Caring for the Earth" with Pierre Ferrari of Heifer International. Pierre will discuss Heifer's initiatives for addressing hunger and poverty while helping to reinforce and build local communities in the process. Listeners can dial in to the podcast at NOON EST, February 26th.
While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of private sector initiative have led to acute water shortages. About 663 million people in developing countries today do not have access to clean drinking water. According to WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (2015), a child dies from a water-related disease every 90 seconds.
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and its partners are working with local African governments, NGOs, water service providers and communities to build infrastructure that supplies clean drinking water and sanitation facilities across Africa. These efforts will help to minimize the spread of disease and empower local communities with educational opportunities and economic prosperity.
Water is a resource that most of us take completely for granted. Thirsty? Just walk over to the sink and turn on the faucet; or head over to the fridge and grab a cold drink. Yet, there are an astonishing number of people in the developing world who could not even dream of doing such a thing. As many as 300 million Africans are living today without access to a dependable source of clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, washing, growing crops, or any of the essential things we use water for every day.
Canada’s economy, more than most in the developed world, depends on its abundant natural resources. Water for hydropower, timber for paper and wood products, minerals for the mining and manufacturing industries, oil and gas for the energy sector, and fertile ground for its agriculture are the country’s principal economic building blocks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others discuss role of business in achieving sustainable development goals
NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 300 CEOs, Heads of State, UN and civil society leaders today attended the United Nations Private Sector Forum (PSF) to discuss the role of business in implementing the world's 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Addressing the meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflected on the success of the past 15 years, noting her optimism for the implementation of the SDGs. She called for the world to build on this momentum and continue to work together to achieve these global goals for 2030.
September 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Next week, world leaders will launch a new round of goals, targets and indicators to pick up where the Millennium Development Goals left off. In the new issue of Novo Nordisk’s sustainability magazine – TBL Quarterly – the company shows how improving the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes plays a key role in achieving many of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).