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How Exxon Taught Me That Shareholders Can Change the World

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by Gabe Rissman Co-Founder and President, YourStake.org 

I rose to the podium, looked Exxon then-CEO Rex Tillerson in the eye, and spoke. “Why does Exxon fund climate-denying organizations, when you publicly support a carbon tax?” Tillerson deflected the question at the time: “we would never impinge on ALEC’s free speech.” D’oh. Two years later, in July 2018, Exxon ceased funding ALEC, the climate change denying organization I highlighted.

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Ecocentricity Blog: Climate Action Ninjas

By John A. Lanier
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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

Ecocentricity Blog: Dropping an L-Bomb

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson succeeded in transforming the culture of Interface, and that culture shift is still felt today. Advancing sustainability is not a corporate strategy for Interface, but rather an identity.

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Ray Anderson succeeded in transforming the culture of Interface, and that culture shift is still felt today. Advancing sustainability is not a corporate strategy for Interface, but rather an identity.

Positive Impact Launch White Paper Demonstrating How The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a Business Opportunity for the Global Event Industry

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December 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Four United Nations staff attended this year’s IBTM World, in what is believed to be an industry first, to engage with the global event industry as events are increasingly recognised as a route to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Dennis Winkler from UNFCCC commented “I was happy to be attending IBTM for the first time this year. It was a good opportunity to see and hear what is happening throughout the industry and exchange good practice for the sustainable organisation of conferences’.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

UN Secretary‐General Taps UN Special Envoy Michael Bloomberg to Lead Climate Finance Leadership Initiative

New initiative will work to meet goals of Paris Agreement through mobilization and deployment of private sector capital
Press Release

Today at the One Planet Summit in New York the UN Secretary-General tapped his Special Envoy for Climate Action Mike Bloomberg to lead a new Climate Finance Leadership Initiative to mobilize private finance in support of the Paris Agreement goals.

Click here to read the press release

INFOGRAPHIC | How NRG Incorporates the SDGs Into Sustainability Strategy

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global 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. The global community has given itself until 2030 to achieve the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which will require a significant contribution from the private sector and collaboration across industries.

Our core business and corporate strategy and vision directly align with two of the goals, 7 and 13. 

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