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Posted: Oct 25, 2017 – 01:30 PM EST
Business is showing increasing interest in using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to inform and enhance their social and environmental programs and ultimately their business strategies. The SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and include 17 ambitious goals and 169 targets aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.
Posted: Aug 01, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
As the world conversely becomes better connected in an increasingly uncertain future, we are seeing the roles of cities and governments fluctuate to meet the needs of their people and our environment.
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 – 06:00 AM EST
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define a world that promises a flourishing future for human civilization on spaceship Earth. Some companies already embrace the SDGs as their aspirational environmental and social goals. Other companies hesitate, in case attaining some or all the goals’ 169 associated targets by 2030 would be at the expense of company success. There are 12 trillion reasons why their hesitation is unjustified.
Posted: Oct 12, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
In this article, Michael McManus of Asia Pulp and Paper reflects on the crucial role of the private sector in the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the global challenges they seek to address.
Posted: Sep 06, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Your employees, consumers, shareholders and others are demanding more corporate responsibility (CR) information from companies, but they probably aren’t reading your CR report. As expectations continue to increase around transparency and responsibility, there remains a disconnect. Although 88 percent of global consumers say they want companies to tell them what they’re doing to operate more responsibly, only 25 percent report they’ve read a CR report in 2015. Want your report to get noticed and read? Here are three tips to increase engagement, accessibility and relevancy of your next report.
Posted: Aug 08, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
Recent years have shown us, through economic uncertainty and growing inequality, that our current systems are far from perfect. With a clearer picture of the challenges of the next few decades evolving, and an emergent global movement for delivering shared goals such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we need to both address the instabilities of our current systems and re-engineer them to deliver better sustainable lives for humanity as a whole.
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
The efforts to mobilize the private sector on the road toward sustainable development are, so far, not sufficiently recognized. There’s definitely a deficit.
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 – 06:00 AM EST
After so many complaints that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs and its 169 targets are unwieldly and unlikely to be effective it seems preposterous to suggest that another Goal may be needed. But yes, there is a glaring omission in those goals and targets.
Posted: Nov 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Inked in September, the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) might just signal the start of something revolutionary.
Posted: Oct 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In a time when we see so much positive movement towards reducing fossil fuel usage, cleaning up our air, our water, and our planet overall, last week’s decision to overturn the NYC Foam Ban was both massively unexpected and entirely disappointing.
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