We are disappointed by the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement, a historic global accord to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. Despite this setback, there is also cause for optimism. The Paris Agreement has activated an unstoppable momentum for climate action, with an essential role spelled out for responsible business.
Nationwide grocer advances social responsibility in seafood in honor of World Oceans Day
BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ - In concert with World Oceans Day, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S., announced today that it has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, known as the “Oceans Goal,” which sets international targets to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.”
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people, mostly in poor and developing areas. They are both a consequence and a cause of poverty, thriving where access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare is limited.
By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
Cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions on the planet.* Because of their population density, cities are also likely to feel the impacts of climate change – including water shortages, more intense natural disasters and heat waves.
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.
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.
At Pfizer, we realize no one organization or corporation can solve all of today’s complex healthcare challenges. That’s why we seek to combine our resources with the expertise of a range of diverse partners – including NGOs, governments and social entrepreneurs – to catalyze creative approaches to accelerating progress and breaking down healthcare barriers. In doing so, we are directly supporting progress toward several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.
The UN climate conference in Marrakech (COP22) in November celebrated the entry of the Paris Agreement into force, already ratified by 111 countries. CBRE’s Anastasiya Kostomarova, a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth, reflects on her time at the conference.