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China warns Tibet climate risks could soar despite short-term gains   
September 21, 2021
Source: The Straits Times - A recent report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the plateau region was facing rising flood hazards and more frequent extreme heat and rain. Government ...
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ESG Disclosure Requirements Will Harm Economic Vibrancy   
September 21, 2021
Source: Forbes - New ESG regulations under consideration by the SEC will increase compliance costs while creating less accurate information for investors.
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BTS addresses United Nations in seven-minute speech, unveils 'Permission to Dance' music video   
September 21, 2021
Source: USA Today - BTS appeared at the United Nations to help promote U.N. goals for 2030 including ending extreme poverty and achieving gender equality.
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ESG Opportunity for Water Management Emerges in Permian Basin   
September 21, 2021
Source: Hart Energy - B3 Insight's Oilfield Water Stewardship Council aims to establish industry-endorsed ESG reporting standards for oil and gas industry water management.
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President Biden Meets with United Nations Secretary General   
September 21, 2021
Source: C-SPAN - T18:42:15-04:00 Biden meets with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres in New York. Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos. President Trump took part in a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary...
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Pirelli named among UN global compact lead companies   
September 21, 2021
Source: European Rubber Journal - Pirelli has been confirmed among the UN ‘global compact lead’, a sustainability initiative that sees companies advancing their environmental efforts through commitment to the '10 principles' of the programme and...
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How will Canada's next prime minister tackle climate change'   
September 20, 2021
Source: Indian Country Today - But for many Canadians the catastrophic realities of climate change were already clear. This summer, British Columbia was hit with a deadly record-breaking heat wave followed by a wildfire season where infernos tore through large...
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Work-related deaths kill nearly 2 mln people a year: UN agencies   
September 20, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Nearly 2 million people die from work-related causes each year, including from illnesses associated with long working hours and air pollution, an estimate from U.N. agencies showed on Friday.
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Investment consultants advising $10 trln in assets launch climate initiative   
September 20, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - Twelve investment consulting firms, together responsible for advising pension funds and insurers on $10 trillion in assets, launched the Net Zero Investment Consultants Initiative, the consultants said on Monday.
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United Nations Global Compact recognizes most engaged companies in 2021   
September 20, 2021
Source: Yahoo News New Zealand - Global Compact LEAD companies announced at start of the 76th session of the United Nations General AssemblyNew York, NY, Sept. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UNITED NATIONS, New York, 19 September 2021
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