This week, more than 2,500 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will convene at the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. As one of those attendees, Cisco will collaborate with other global problem solvers in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world.
The playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote that poverty is “the greatest of evils and the worst of crimes.” While Shaw penned those poignant words more than a century ago, the reality is that too many people still lead lives filled with hunger and hardship.
Sigma-Aldrich, recognized for its sustainability efforts in St. Louis and around the world, takes the 38th spot as one of only 20 American companies to make the list
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) was named today to the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index, a recognition that identifies the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by the Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, Sigma-Aldrich is one of only 20 American companies to receive this distinction and is the only St. Louis-based company on the list.
Sustainable commercial agricultural production is vital to the health and well-being of Africa’s economy and people. Smallholder farming accounts for the majority of African agricultural production, and subsistence agriculture – where farmers focus on producing what is needed to feed their families – is still widespread. In Uganda, for example, 86% of the population live in rural areas and rely on subsistence agriculture.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.
The recently concluded World Economic Forum at Davos saw Coca Cola and Nike outline their corporate efforts to deal with the challenges of climate change. The forum devoted one day to the threat posed by climate change to the planet’s delicate ecological balance; both Coke and Nike talked about specific steps they are taking to reduce this threat.