UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Making the Global Goals HPE’s Business

by Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission
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2015 was a year filled with positive achievements for our collective future, with the adoption of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.  However, in 2016, the voices of many in the world told us clearly that good intentions are not enough and that the current economic system is broken for them, with many asking whether the costs of globalisation are greater than its benefits. And now, nearly half-way into 2017, the world continues to face economic, social, environmental and political uncertainty.

How Information Technology Will Enable a Sustainable Future

Post by guest contributor Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute.
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Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that works in more than 50 countries. Dr. Steer joined WRI from the World Bank, where he served as Special Envoy for Climate Change and as Director General at the UK Department of International Development (DFID) in London. He is a Global Agenda Trustee for the World Economic Forum. Learn more at http://www.wri.org 

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Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute, a global research organization that works in more than 50 countries. Dr. Steer joined WRI from the World Bank, where he served as Special Envoy for Climate Change and as Director General at the UK Department of International Development (DFID) in London. He is a Global Agenda Trustee for the World Economic Forum. Learn more at http://www.wri.org 

BNY Mellon President Karen Peetz on Financial Services’ Responsibility to Engage as Global Challenges Intensify

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As executive sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, president Karen B. Peetz sees the emergence of a new paradigm of CSR leadership. The power and potential for business to contribute solutions to large-scale social and environmental issues is unprecedented. We’ve excerpted part of her message from this year’s CSR Report below.

CEMEX Expects To Benefit Over 10 Million People By 2020

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  • High impact social initiatives have already benefited almost 7 million people
  • Reinforces commitment to Sustainable Development Goals
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  • High impact social initiatives have already benefited almost 7 million people
  • Reinforces commitment to Sustainable Development Goals

Novartis Launches ‘Novartis Access’, a Portfolio of Affordable Medicines to Treat Chronic Diseases in Lower-income Countries

First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
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  • First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
  • Novartis portfolio to be offered to governments and non-governmental organizations in low- and low-middle-income countries for USD 1 per treatment, per month
  • Some 28 million people die from chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries each year, representing 75% of such deaths globally1
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  • First-of-its-kind portfolio approach in healthcare industry, aiming to increase availability and affordability of 15 medicines against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, respiratory illnesses and breast cancer
  • Novartis portfolio to be offered to governments and non-governmental organizations in low- and low-middle-income countries for USD 1 per treatment, per month
  • Some 28 million people die from chronic diseases in low- and middle-income countries each year, representing 75% of such deaths globally1

UN 2030 - Jump In and Help… It’ll Be Fun and So Worth It!

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When most of us hear of the United Nations, we think of activities such as their aid work for refugees, eradicating diseases such as malaria or supplying blue-uniformed peace-keeping forces in places like Africa.

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