As we race towards the COP 21, anticipated to be a landmark series of negotiations resulting in a global agreement to curb carbon emissions, both the public and private sectors are making bold commitments to take climate action.
It’s an exciting—and pivotal—time for the environment. The upcoming COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change taking place in Paris in December (considered to be the last realistic chance for the world to take action that will prevent global warming beyond a 2 degree Celsius increase) is compelling nations across the globe to announce concrete commitments to solve the critical issues of carbon emissions reductions, clean energy adoption, resiliency, and climate adaptation.
The Barclays UK Retirement fund (BUKRF) has signed up to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming the first UK bank pension fund to do so.
Signing up to the principles commits the fund to incorporating environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) into its investment decision-making, being an active share owner and report annually on its activities and progress in implementing the principles.
New York, N.Y., October 7, 2015 /3BL Media/– Corporations around the world are banding together with IMPACT 2030 and mobilizing their corporate volunteers to help combat the most critical issues that our world faces, including poverty, inequality and climate change.
John Buckley, BNY Mellon’s global head of CSR, reflects on the adoption of the UN’s sustainable development goals and discusses why rule of law and social finance are critical to their success.
This past weekend marked an important milestone in tackling the world’s development challenges: the United Nations (UN) General Assembly approved the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals. These 17 goals are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and aim to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and other critical challenges around the globe over the next 15 years.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others discuss role of business in achieving sustainable development goals
NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 300 CEOs, Heads of State, UN and civil society leaders today attended the United Nations Private Sector Forum (PSF) to discuss the role of business in implementing the world's 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Addressing the meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflected on the success of the past 15 years, noting her optimism for the implementation of the SDGs. She called for the world to build on this momentum and continue to work together to achieve these global goals for 2030.
Although history is not usually taught this way, one could argue that cities have played a more important role in shaping the world than empires. From Athens and Rome to Paris and Venice to Baghdad and Beijing, urban ideas and innovators have left indelible marks on human life. By concentrating the brainpower of humanity in relatively small geographic areas, cities have promoted the kinds of interactions that nurture creativity and technological advances.
By Antha N. Williams, Bloomberg Philanthropies Environment Team
Climate change has no borders. It affects every region, every country and every community on the planet. So, how do we gather the will needed to address global climate change? The answer may be more local than you think.