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UN Global Compact 2017 SDG Pioneers

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NEW YORK, September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact recognized 10 SDG Pioneers – individuals from around the world who are championing sustainability through their own companies and mobilizing the broader business community to take action in pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs). Six SDG Pioneers were recognized on stage during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017 on 21 September at the New York Hilton Midtown.

What Does Private Sector Need in Terms of an Enabling Environment to More Strategically Contribute to the SDGs?

by Teresa Fogelberg
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There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to reach global recognition.

Whirlpool Corporation Using Wind Energy to Power Plants, Education

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In its ongoing mission to be more sustainable, Whirlpool Corporation is constantly searching for ways to lower its carbon footprint and increase its output of clean, renewable energy.

As part of those efforts, Whirlpool Corporation’s American wind projects are growing. In late 2016, the company completed construction of a wind farm near its Findlay, OH plant, and broke ground at two additional plants in Ottawa, OH and Marion, OH.

High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend

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New York, USA. September 22, 2017: Today, at the United Nations, His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson of the African Union, convened a high-level meeting to strengthen the partnership with the private sector and discuss opportunities created by Africa’s demographic change. Bringing together African leaders, CEOs and other development partners, the event explored how smart investments in health, empowerment, education and employment can reduce vulnerability and support young people to reach their full potential.

Cruise Lines Step up to Protect Environment: ‘It’s Right Thing to Do’

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In Italy, kids are eating delicious and nutritious meals that were once surplus food prepared onboard ships for cruise passengers. In Miami, families in need are sleeping in comfortable beds with frames donated by cruise lines. At sea, cruise ships are assisting with ocean research and implementing and supporting recycling practices.

As a result of those and similar efforts, the cruise industry – including Carnival Corporation, the world's largest leisure travel company – is demonstrating its commitment to the environment and overall sustainability.

How to Engage on the Education SDGs

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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

By Jim Witkin
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Join PearsonSAPASU WSSIUN PRME, and TriplePundit at #WhyPurpose on September 26th at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BT to discuss why young people want to work for businesses with a social purpose, how they’re preparing to join the workforce, and what this means for businesses. For more information or to RSVP click here.

Ground-Breaking Report is a First Step Towards a Unified Mechanism to Help Businesses Report on Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

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NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets.

Developed by GRI and the United Nations Global Compact, with the support of PwC, as part of a three-year initiative established to encourage and assist corporate reporting on the SDGs, the report aligns with companies’ regular reporting cycles as they work towards their SDG objectives.

Breakthrough Approaches for Sustainable Cities

The long-term health of cities matters – we must work together for a lasting future for our urban centers.
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Mark Wallace | UPS

More and more of the world’s population is moving to cities.

According to the UN, by 2050 nearly two-thirds of the global population will live in cities, and urban populations will increase by 2 billion people.

While this mass migration will bring new, exciting opportunities for city residents, it also brings daunting challenges to urban environments and the businesses operating there.

Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets Launched

Ground-breaking report is a first step towards a unified mechanism to help businesses report on contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals.
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NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets. 

Developed by GRI and the United Nations Global Compact, with the support of PwC, as part of a three-year initiative established to encourage and assist corporate reporting on the SDGs, the report aligns with companies’ regular reporting cycles as they work towards their SDG objectives. 

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