Fighting to End Malaria and Strengthen Global Health Systems
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In recognition of World Malaria Day on April 25th, host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly speaks with Margaret McDonnell, Executive Director of the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign, the world’s largest and most powerful community of supporters and advocates committed to saving lives and defeating malaria.
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has spent her career expanding opportunities for women, and in 2020 is promoting education and digital literacy as a way to drive gender equality.
By Angela Matusik
When Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka was a young girl in South Africa, she saw firsthand what fearless women could do. “The women in my community were leading in the times of apartheid, in very risky situations,” she recalls. “They were the ones that went out when the police were repressing people, and the men were running to hide.”
By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer
This year marks just ten years to go to the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come. If the world stays on the same pace as the past five years, the goals will not be met with worrying and serious consequences.
LONDON/NEW YORK, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute has been shortlisted as a finalist for the InsideOut Mental Health Awards, which celebrate mental health and those organizations and individuals who champion it. IWBI was named a finalist in the Third Party Influence Award category, which will be awarded to the employer who has best influenced mental health beyond its own walls, for example down the supply chain or into their client base.
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).
Bloomberg Philanthropies Accelerates Its Global Coal Program to Move the World Toward a Coal-Free Future
September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – At the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg announced his support for U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ initiative to stop the development of new coal-fired power plants after 2020.
By Chavanne Hanson, Deputy Head of Global Public Affairs
Today, the United Nations (UN) hosts a highly anticipated meeting to discuss progress and next steps on fighting chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – otherwise known as non-communicable diseases, or NCDs.
We’re keen to play our part, and indeed both the UN and World Health Organization (WHO) recently called upon food and beverage companies like Nestlé to engage in the battle against such diseases.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros wrote: "We must use whatever partnerships are open to us, in whatever way we can, to achieve our goals… it’s the only way."
Erb alumnus Marcos Mancini is a country manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He talked with Erb about the inquiry’s work and the sustainable finance issues involved.
Could you tell us a little about what the UNEP Inquiry team does?