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Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

United Nations Global Compact Updates Guidance to Help General Counsel Drive the Corporate Sustainability Agenda

New guidance helps legal professionals become leaders in embedding sustainability into their companies’ strategies and operations
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ The United Nations Global Compact has issued updated guidance to help General Counsel advance the corporate sustainability agenda.

United Nations Global Compact Issues New Guidance for Companies to Leverage Technology and Innovation to Advance Sustainable Development Goals

Guidance helps companies build better business models by integrating the SDGs into their innovation design process
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today issued new guidance for businesses to leverage the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inspire their innovation processes and capture future market needs.

United Nations Global Compact Issues New Guidance for Private Sector to Grow Sustainability Through Investments in Emerging and Frontier Markets

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  • Initiative aimed at companies to scale up private finance to meet the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • US$ 5–7 trillion of annual investments required to achieve Global Goals  
  • Investors attend SDG Investment Forum to advance sustainability efforts
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  • Initiative aimed at companies to scale up private finance to meet the Sustainable Development Goals 
  • US$ 5–7 trillion of annual investments required to achieve Global Goals  
  • Investors attend SDG Investment Forum to advance sustainability efforts

30 Companies and Institutional Investors Commit to Take Action to Secure a Healthy and Productive Ocean

United Nations Global Compact’s Sustainable Ocean Principles support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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OSLO, Norway, October 22, 2019, /3BL Media/ — 30 companies and institutional investors have signed up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean.

United Nations Global Compact Targets Gender Equality

New initiative aims to increase women’s representation and leadership in business
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UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, 1 October 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today announced a new global initiative to increase women's representation and leadership in business.

United Nations Global Compact Launches Network of Chief Financial Officers to Direct Funds Towards Sustainable Development Goals

Growing momentum for sustainable finance as world leaders meet for UN General Assembly
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UNITED NATIONS, September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact has launched the first network for Chief Financial Officers focused on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through corporate strategy and investments.

Business Contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Not on Track, United Nations Global Compact and Accenture Study Finds

With a decade to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, CEOs call for bold action to course-correct private sector contribution
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UNITED NATIONS, September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/— CEOs say business contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is not on track, according to the world’s largest study on corporate sustainability from the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).

87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5°C Future at UN Climate Action Summit

Companies announce plans to set more ambitious emissions reduction targets, challenging Governments to match their ambition
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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

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The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business coalition

2019 SDG Pioneers Announced by United Nations Global Compact

Ten young business leaders advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
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NEW YORK, September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today announced ten new SDG Pioneers — young business leaders who are doing an exceptional job to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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