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Five Reasons to Attend the 2018 BCtA Annual Forum

Eighth annual event will focus on "Technological Disruption in the World of Inclusive Business"
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The countdown is on to Business Call to Action's Annual Forum 2018! 

Attend the Business Call to Action Forum in New York

8th annual event provides a unique multi-stakeholder platform to support Inclusive Business action
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The 8th Annual BCtA Forum will take place at the Japan Society in New York during Global Goals Week on 28 September 2018. Occuring on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly, the BCtA Annual Forum provides a unique multi-stakeholder platform to support Inclusive Business action – fostering public-private dialogues, forging new partnerships and alliances, and exploring innovative business solutions to accelerate sustainable development and achieve the 

The Solvable Problem Challenge

We need your help identifying solvable problems!
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We invite you to submit a solvable problem to be considered for one of the collaborative action tracks at the next Global Engagement Forum: Live, a two-day event this fall that will bring together leaders from the private, public, and social sectors to develop cross-sector concepts that address urgent, yet solvable problems within the United Nations Global Goals.

Women’s Rights and the SDGs, a Conversation with Francoise Girard, President of IWHC

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, we sit with Francoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). Francoise, who describes herself as a “feminist activist,” has been working on women’s rights at the global levels for over 20 years, and talks about why she is so passionate about policy and advocacy. IWHC, which focuses on advancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, realizes that by raising the status of women, countries can advance economically and socially, Francoise explains.

3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

by Tae Yoo
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Humanitarian crises persist around the world. Natural disasters and human conflict displace millions each year. These devastating incidents deprive innocent people access to our most basic human needs: adequate shelter, food, and clean water.

Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment is to empower nonprofits and social change agents worldwide to address these global challenges and positively impact the lives of 1 billion people by 2025.

TD Bank Group Joins as One of 11 Banks in a United Nations Pilot to Test Climate Transparency in Financial Markets

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TD Bank Group is proud to join a pioneer project led by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to help strengthen transparency of climate-related risks in financial markets. Based on the final recommendations by the Mark Carney-Michael Bloomberg Task-Force published last month, TD along with 10 of the world's leading banks, will work towards applying key elements of the ground-breaking framework to expand the assessment of climate-related risks in its businesses.

The Power of a Partnership

By Alexander G. Friedrich
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The efforts to mobilize the private sector on the road toward sustainable development are, so far, not sufficiently recognized.  There’s definitely a deficit.

Industry is the leading non-governmental factor in the fight against poverty.

Concrete claims on the economic and social sector must be formulated and translated into action in establishing joint venture enterprises for production, employment, income and taxes.

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500 Global Investors Managing Trillions Mobilize Action in Wake of Paris Climate Agreement

Ceres, UNF convene financial leaders at United Nations to scale clean energy opportunities, manage fossil fuel risks from low-carbon transition
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January 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On the heels of the historic international climate agreement in Paris, more than 500 global investors gathered today at the United Nations to begin mobilizing the trillions of dollars needed to catalyze the global clean energy transition.

Ethical Performance Launches CSR Services Directory to Aid Corporations Tackling New U.N. SDGs

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NEW YORK, November 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - With the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals now formally adopted, Ethical Performance is updating and expanding its international CSR Services Directory to showcase the work and services of social impact organizations worldwide.

Nonprofits, NGOs and service providers seeking to connect with corporations executing on the SDGs are invited to submit listings by Dec. 11.  The updated directory will go live in January.

Sustainable Development Goals 2030 to be Launched by UN - The Minute

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A new sustainable development agenda will be adopted by world leaders at a special summit this weekend at UN headquarters in New York. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will include the launch of a new set of Sustainable Development Goals to be implemented worldwide. Unlike the previous Millennium Development Goals which they replace, the 2030 SDGs have been developed through a process that included input from all 193 states.

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