LBG Canada has been represented in conversations about the potential of volunteering to contribute to the achievement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), i.e. Impact 2030, for just over a year now. Chris Jarvis and the team at Realized Worth were founding partners of Impact 2030 in 2011 and continue to lead Impact 2030’s evolution.
Takeaways from the PYXERA Global Engagement Forum: Live
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – PYXERA Global and partners convened more than 200 leaders and innovators at the Global Engagement Forum: Live in Washington, D.C on April 4 and 5. The two-day Forum dove into global challenges outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically with regards to hunger (reducing post-harvest loss), global health, and youth employability.
Gaining momentum in the global corporate sector, among sovereign governments and institutional investors -- the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals ("SDGs"). After reaching agreement in September 2015, the countries of the world adopted goals to end poverty, protect our planet and ensure prosperity for a greater number of the world's population through a universal agenda for action (with 169 specific targets under the wonderfully-aspirational broad goals).
Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI and James Zhan, Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), met at the GRI Standards launch event in Zurich for the signing of an Exchange of Letters on Wednesday 29 March. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding already in 2008, GRI and the UNCTAD are deepening their collaboration and establishing a strategic partnership on responsible investment.
Forward Momentum!-- Two new approaches that spell out a-d-v-a-n-c-e-m-e-n-t for sustainable investment: World Bank and S&P Dow Jones Indices (separately) roll out new products and approaches with key partners' participation.
Despite the nay-saying about climate change, global warming, sustainability and related subjects in certain quarters in the United States, major players in global finance enthusiastically rolled out new products / approaches for institutional customers.
In 2015, there were 244 million international immigrants – the highest number ever recorded and up 12 million from 2013.[i] The 2016 numbers will no doubt be higher. Many immigrants move to new countries in search of a better life. Some are escaping poverty, war, or famine; others are seeking an education; and some simply want to start anew. These immigrants often sign a social contract with their families to send back money – remittances – for support or to invest in local opportunities.
We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability; transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals.
On International Women’s Day, UNDP launched campaign to combat gender stereotypes in the workplace
ISTANBUL, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – With less than one third of businesses in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region owned or co-owned by women, urgent action needs to be taken to address gender inequalities in the labour market.
To continue development, countries must legally allow women to work in all sectors and own businesses, support women’s employment and entrepreneurship, and combat gender stereotypes, according to UNDP’s most recent Regional Human Development Report.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The new generation of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability communicators are operating in real-time and are constantly searching for ways to report on return on investment (ROI) for the efforts they work on every day.
The SDGs, aimed at bettering the world, present business opportunities through development. Corporations can focus on goals that relate to their strengths, like those involving healthcare or education
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) need governments, businesses and civil society to work in tandem to battle poverty, hunger, poor health and education, climate change, inequality, and sustainability.