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Harvard Management Company Participates in Methane Emissions Reduction Working Group   
January 29, 2019
Source: The Harvard Crimson - The working group operates within Principles for Responsible Investment, a United Nations-recognized network of investors that facilitate “responsible investments,” according to its website. The working group...
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Manipulation And Disinformation In Social Media: The Case Of Estonia And #ESTexitEU   
January 29, 2019
Source: stopfake.org - On 12th of December last year, a man protesting against the UN Global compact for migration was attacked. A few days later, photos of the brawl appeared on the Russian social media site Vkontakte, showing someone with an Estonian...
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Lazard Asset Management Appoints Co-Heads of Sustainable Investment and ESG   
January 29, 2019
Source: The Business Journals - Specifically, the firm is a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the UK Stewardship Code, the Japan Stewardship Code, and the UK Women in Finance Charter. LAM is also a member of...
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Plastics science   
January 29, 2019
Source: Plastics in Packaging - This has been quoted and used widely; by (among others) the United Nations Environmental Programme, World Economic Forum and the mainstream media, and the data have generally been accepted as being accurate by all and sundry,...
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United Nations Department of Global Communications Presents Screening of ‘Who Will Write Our History'’ at Headquarters, 30 January   
January 29, 2019
Source: UN News Centre - The United High Commissioner for Human Rights today condemned this week’s protests in Venezuela and called for effective investigations into the violence that has led to several deaths and injuries. She urged all sides to...
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Why we need the 'United Nations of real estate'   
January 29, 2019
Source: Inman - With new apps and services launching all the time, the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO) says it is critical for the industry to establish common rules for handling data Today 12:16 P.M. With new apps and services...
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Opinion | Don't blame inflation targeting for the farm crisis   
January 28, 2019
Source: moneycontrol.com - Food prices in the international market have remained muted in recent years. The food price index of The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was at 168.4 in 2018, compared with the level of over 200 in 2014....
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'Our house is on fire': Greta Thunberg, 16, urges leaders to act on climate   
January 28, 2019
Source: MSN - I am here to say, our house is on fire. According to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), we are less than 12 years away from not being able to undo our mistakes. In that time, unprecedented changes in all...
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Ghana Risks Losing Fish Stock to Depletion By Chinese-Owned Trawlers - Prof. Akpalu   
January 28, 2019
Source: AllAfrica.com - which is below the recommended 40kg by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). On the CitI Breakfast Show on Thursday, Prof. Akpalu who doubles as the President of the ...
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ILO and H&M Group expand partnership   
January 28, 2019
Source: ILO - Better Work Indonesia GENEVA; STOCKHOLM (ILO News) – H&M Group and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced a new, expanded partnership to jointly promote improved working conditions in the textile...
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