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Favorable Winds for Corporate Purpose During UN General Assembly Week

By Sarah Bostwick Stromoski, Manager, CEO Leadership & Investor Engagement, CECP
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With the recent Business Roundtable statement and the Financial Times’ series on expanding corporate purpose beyond short-term shareholder value, there was plenty of momentum  going into United Nations (UN) General Assembly and Climate Week. Several events and discussions addressed the private sector’s role in driving progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

2019 U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg Answers Secretary General António Guterres’ Call to End New Coal by 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies Accelerates Its Global Coal Program to Move the World Toward a Coal-Free Future
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September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – At the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg announced his support for U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ initiative to stop the development of new coal-fired power plants after 2020.

Major Private Sector Institutions Present Solutions for Mobilizing Climate Finance

With Calls for Urgent Action Rising, Climate Finance Leadership Initiative Unveils New Report to Catalyze Global Financial System to Combat Climate Change
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NEW YORK, September 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI), which was formed by UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R.

Ideagen Global Goals 2030 - Empowering Women & Girls Summit at the United Nations

Ideagen Global Goals 2030 - Achieve the Goals!
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Annual Ideagen™ Global Goals 2030 - Empowering Women & Girls Summit 2019 - Achieve the Goals.

Beating NCDs: Why It’s Time to Count Nestlé In!

By Chavanne Hanson, Deputy Head of Global Public Affairs
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Today, the United Nations (UN) hosts a highly anticipated meeting to discuss progress and next steps on fighting chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease – otherwise known as non-communicable diseases, or NCDs.

We’re keen to play our part, and indeed both the UN and World Health Organization (WHO) recently called upon food and beverage companies like Nestlé to engage in the battle against such diseases.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros wrote: "We must use whatever partnerships are open to us, in whatever way we can, to achieve our goals… it’s the only way."

Greening Financial Systems, from a UN Environment Perspective

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Erb alumnus Marcos Mancini is a country manager in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He talked with Erb about the inquiry’s work and the sustainable finance issues involved.

Could you tell us a little about what the UNEP Inquiry team does? 

Ideagen Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018

Ideagen's Annual Global Leadership 2030 Summit 2018 Convened the World's leading companies, NGO's and Public Sector to develop sytemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x. THE 25 Global Leaders List released...
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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ideagen together with the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations assembled at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington D.C. for the Annual Ideagen Global Leadership 2030 Summit.

Ideagen -- Where the world’s leading companies, NGOs, and public sector organizations convene to develop systemic solutions via catalytic collaboration to solve for x.

Nat Geo Welcomes Emma Watson as First Guest Editor of @NatGeo on Instagram to Celebrate International Women’s Day

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To celebrate International Women’s Day (Thursday, March 8), National Geographic is welcoming its first guest editor for the @NatGeo Instagram account: actor, activist and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson. Working alongside National Geographic’s editorial team, Emma will curate the account and highlight the work of eight female Nat Geo photographers from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Australia, the U.S.

Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

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by Joe Keefe, President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC and CEO, Pax Ellevate LLC 

When SRI industry leaders look at the future of sustainable investing, our tendency is to pat ourselves on the back for the tremendous progress we have made and make optimistic predictions about the wonderful progress that still lies ahead. While not wanting to be the skunk at the garden party, and while remaining a die-hard optimist when it comes to possibilities, I am more pessimistic about probabilities if we remain on our current course. We need to up our game.

97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day

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Nearly 100 General Motors facilities participated in World Environment Day, an observation established by the United Nations. This year’s theme:  “connect people to nature.”

While all of GM’s manufacturing sites conduct at least one environmental outreach activity a year, this is the second time GM rallied its teams to measure its collective impact within roughly the same period.  

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