Investors are increasingly demanding more sustainability initiatives and reporting from assets they invest in. The most recent example: ATP, one of Europe’s biggest pension funds, has teamed with five other pension firms to launch the Danish SDG Investment Fund based on the UN’s sustainable development goals. ATP predicts a 10% … Read more »
A Ceres report published today analyzed how 600 of the largest US companies are faring as they try to meet key sustainability leadership expectations. The answer: not as well as the sustainability nonprofit organization had hoped. “Turning Point: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability” found that many of … Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »