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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.  

UN's Patricia Espinosa Commends VMware, RE100 Members

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VMware is proud to be a part of the RE100; a global collaboration comprised of influential businesses that are committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity in partnership with The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Today, the initiative is celebrating the addition of its 100th member organization.

The Secret Word for Today Is…UN SDGs

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By: Bahar Gidwani

Some readers of this blog may remember how in Pee Wee Herman’s Playhouse, there was always a secret word.  When someone said this word, everyone jumped up and down, screamed, and ran around.  The same sort of thing sometimes happens in sustainability metrics.  Words such as “stranded assets” and “integrated reporting” take on extra weight and meaning that can be surprising to those of us who track the field.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - April 2017

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See How Water Bottles Become Car Parts, Filters and Coat Insulation
Through its Do Your Part program, GM is turning recycled water bottles into car parts, air filters, and insulation for coats for the homeless. In this video, GM's global manager of waste reduction, John Bradburn, explains how the process works.
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Domtar Celebrates International Day of Forests

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Trees give so generously yet take so little.

Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.

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