It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Ernst Ligteringen in London, UK, this week. Ernst joined GRI in 2002, and transitioned it from a project that was started under CERES, in Boston, US, into an independent international organization with a solid independent governance structure and system.
Merck joined more than 175 corporations in a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Merck’s CEO Ken Frazier, along with numerous other CEOs, signed a pledge, which outlines a specific set of actions they will take to cultivate a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed, employees feel comfortable, and all are empowered to discuss this very important topic.
By signing this pledge, Merck demonstrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion by:
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today launched the CEO Guide to the SDGs - a new resource aimed at galvanizing engagement from global business leaders in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The CEO Guide to the SDGs sets out clear actions that CEOs can take to begin to align their organizations with the SDGs and plot a course towards unlocking the value they represent.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ –Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution of resources and global health.
Triggering tangible economic, social, and environmental improvements in the developing countries was the underlying essence of GRI’s second annual donors meeting. The discussion centered on GRI’s work in emerging markets and how sustainability reporting can support solutions for tackling critical development challenges.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that United Nations member states – and, increasingly, businesses – are expected to use to frame agendas and policies surrounding development.
NRG's core business most closely aligns with:
• Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
• Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Unpredictable weather and impacts to natural resources are proving to be disruptive for global food supply chains
Last year, Sue Walker moved her Queensland, Australia cattle herd 1,200 miles south in search of greener grass.
Australia has seen less rainfall and warmer temperatures each year since 1994, a combination that has led to severe droughts, which continue to affect regions of the country to this day. And Queensland has now become too hot and dry to maintain herds, forcing ranchers like Sue Walker and processing companies to move their operations to survive.
Whether you are panicked or progressing smoothly in your corporate sustainability disclosure reporting this year, Antea Group's team has several insights to help you across the finish line. Read their timely blog here.
New program "Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting" starts in June
Starting in June, GRI and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a new program, ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ in the Indo-Pacific (STIR Indo-Pacific). The program will target five developing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.