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).
By John Buckley, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, BNY Mellon
Sustainable development is increasingly on the front page – from growing demand for green bonds to the need for reliable power in sub-Saharan Africa – and a confluence of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends are rapidly reshaping the global economy.
June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Starting yesterday, three days of events marking the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact are underway at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
With over a dozen focused meetings taking place on 23-24 June, the event will culminate with a plenary meeting in the UN General Assembly Hall on 25 June. The GA session will bring together over 1,000 global leaders from business, Government and civil society to take stock of fifteen years of corporate sustainability, and to map out pathways for the future.
One year after the launch of the group's Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, with ambitious and quantified objectives, the group is today unveiling the first measured results of its efforts
Clichy, April 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – One year after the launch of L'Oréal's Sharing Beauty with All programme for sustainable development, with ambitious and quantified objectives, the Group is today unveiling the first measured results of its efforts: