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Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10

Index Names Notable Cities Reaching Sustainable Goals; California Nabs 4 of Top 10

US cities, home to more than 62% of the domestic population, are at a critical juncture, with many experiencing dangerous levels of water scarcity and drought, food insecurity, and flooding due to sea-level rise, as well as other challenges. Now, cities have received a wake-up call – and a call … Read more »

IKEA and ‘Stop Wasting Food’ to Monitor Progress, Celebrate Food Waste Reduction with Champions 12.3

IKEA and ‘Stop Wasting Food’ to Monitor Progress, Celebrate Food Waste Reduction with Champions 12.3

 Home furnishings giant IKEA and nonprofit Stop Wasting Food have joined the ranks of Champions 12.3, the coalition of nearly 40 CEOs, ministers and other leaders committed to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Target 12.3 on food waste. Food loss and waste amounts to economic losses of $940 billion per year, … Read more »

Companies Save $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

Companies Save $14 for Every $1 Invested in Reducing Food Waste

The types of investments companies made include: quantifying and monitoring food loss and waste, training staff on practices to reduce waste, changing food storage and handling processes, changing packaging to extend shelf-life and changing date labels.

Why Kering, HPE, Unilever Link Business Strategies to Sustainable Development Goals

Why Kering, HPE, Unilever Link Business Strategies to Sustainable Development Goals

Leading companies are incorporating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their environmental management plans — a trend that is gaining traction as corporations are finding environmental and financial benefits from linking the SDGs with business strategies.

Eyes on the $2.3 Trillion Prize: Will the Food Industry Tap into the SDG’s Business Opportunities?

Why should corporations pay attention to the Sustainable Development Goals? For two major reasons: there are financial and environmental benefits to be had by companies that align their business models with them. More than 190 world countries last year adopted the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to … Read more »

Global Business Community Is Key to Solving Climate Change, Report Says

Global Business Community Is Key to Solving Climate Change, Report Says

When it comes to solving the dilemma created by climate change, the global community has the wherewithal to create a cure. But a permanent fix could remain elusive. That’s the general conclusion reached by DNV GL as it projects out to 2050 and stops at 2030 to look back at where it came and to where it must go.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »

The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

The $2.1 Trillion Revenue Opportunity for ICT Companies

Information and communication technologies (ICT) companies could realize $2.1 trillion in new annual revenue by 2030 from services that promote the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Which Companies Lead at Integrating Sustainability into Business Strategies?

Unilever does the best job integrating sustainability into its business strategy, a position the company has held for the past six years, according to a survey by global consultancies GlobeScan and SustainAbility.

GRI, UN Global Compact Renew Sustainability Reporting Partnership to Support Sustainable Development Goals

GRI, UN Global Compact Renew Sustainability Reporting Partnership to Support Sustainable Development Goals

The Global Reporting Initiative and the UN Global Compact have renewed their sustainability reporting collaboration for three years with a focus on supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.