DAVIDSON, N.C., Dec. 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, is joining international influencers at COP21 in Paris this week to support global discussions on climate change.
This Thursday, acclaimed visual artist Olafur Eliasson and distinguished geologist Minik Rosing will unveil a large-scale public art work in Paris around the UN Climate Summit (COP21). Eighty tons of glacier ice, harvested from Nuuk, Greenland, will be on public display at Place du Pantheon to illustrate the effects of climate change on the planet. The project is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and realized in collaboration with creative sustainability charity, Julie’s Bicycle.
Tom Berry, Head of Sustainability, EMEA at Kimberly-Clark discusses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda
In 2000, the United Nations created the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), global targets to reduce poverty and improve the lives of adults and children over the next 15 years. Progress towards these goals has been uneven. Some targets, like those around increasing access to improved sources of water and dramatically reducing malaria mortality rates globally, have been met. Others have not.
As we race towards the COP 21, anticipated to be a landmark series of negotiations resulting in a global agreement to curb carbon emissions, both the public and private sectors are making bold commitments to take climate action.
It’s an exciting—and pivotal—time for the environment. The upcoming COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change taking place in Paris in December (considered to be the last realistic chance for the world to take action that will prevent global warming beyond a 2 degree Celsius increase) is compelling nations across the globe to announce concrete commitments to solve the critical issues of carbon emissions reductions, clean energy adoption, resiliency, and climate adaptation.
The Barclays UK Retirement fund (BUKRF) has signed up to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first UK bank pension fund to do so.
Signing up to the principles commits the fund to incorporating environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) into its investment decision-making, being an active share owner and report annually on its activities and progress in implementing the principles.
New York, N.Y., October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/– Corporations around the world are banding together with IMPACT 2030 and mobilizing their corporate volunteers to help combat the most critical issues that our world faces, including poverty, inequality and climate change.
John Buckley, BNY Mellon’s global head of CSR, reflects on the adoption of the UN’s sustainable development goals and discusses why rule of law and social finance are critical to their success.
This past weekend marked an important milestone in tackling the world’s development challenges: the United Nations (UN) General Assembly approved the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals. These 17 goals are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and aim to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and other critical challenges around the globe over the next 15 years.