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Global CEOs Sign on to New UN Goals at United Nations Private Sector Forum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others discuss role of business in achieving sustainable development goals
Press Release

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.

Mike Bloomberg: Why Municipalities Are the Key to Fighting Climate Change

By Michael Bloomberg
Article

Although history is not usually taught this way, one could argue that cities have played a more important role in shaping the world than empires. From Athens and Rome to Paris and Venice to Baghdad and Beijing, urban ideas and innovators have left indelible marks on human life. By concentrating the brainpower of humanity in relatively small geographic areas, cities have promoted the kinds of interactions that nurture creativity and technological advances.

Addressing Climate Change: Cities Lead The Way

By Antha N. Williams, Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Team
Blog

Climate change has no borders. It affects every region, every country and every community on the planet. So, how do we gather the will needed to address global climate change? The answer may be more local than you think.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (September 2015)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Respecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Impact on People, Planet and Corporate Profits
Article

GreenMoney Interview Series: Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples interviewed by Steven Heim, Managing Director of Boston Common Asset Management

Introduction by Steven Heim, who is a Managing Director at Boston Common Asset Management.

U.N. Calls For Transparency in Tianjin Explosion Investigation

Blog

An international investigation has been underway following the devastating aftermath of the Tianjin explosion in China that left more than 100 people dead. The United Nations have had an ongoing presence in the oversight of the inquiry into the Chinese government. U.N.

United Nations Takes Over Social Media with #ShareHumanity Campaign

Blog

Millennials, more than the average American, see social media as an avenue for change. With nearly three-quarters of Millennials saying they use social media as a platform to talk about issues they care about (vs. 52% U.S. average), this audience is primed to participate and raise awareness online.

UN Global Compact Letter to Pope Francis Opens Dialogue on Business as a Force for Good

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability network, said that the recent papal encyclical on environmental principles “should inspire the private sector to do more to protect the environment and address climate change,” in an open letter delivered Friday to the representative of His Holiness Pope Francis in New York.

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