United Nations Initiatives
Environmental protection moves ‘closer to the people’ through new human rights agreement   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: India Blooms - New York, Aug 17 (IBNS): The UN environment agency and human rights office (OHCHR) signed a landmark new agreement on Friday aimed at better protecting vulnerable human and environmental rights defenders and their families, while...
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Supporting The Cause: A Beginner’s Guide To Impact Investing   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Principles for Responsible Investing PRI
Source: Forbes - The United Nations publishes a similar guide in the Principles for Responsible Investment. These standards remove some of the historic uncertainty over what is and isn’t a socially responsible investment and cover issues...
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UN bodies agree to monitor threats against environment defenders   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: New Kerala - Geneva, Aug 16 : As threats to individuals and communities defending their environmental and land rights intensify in many parts of the world, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Rights Office have prioritised...
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India celebrates control over key territory as China backs Pakistan at United Nations   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: Washington Examiner - India’s nationalist leader celebrated his country’s Independence Day by touting his consolidation of control over territory also claimed by Pakistan as diplomats prepare for a rare United Nations meeting on the...
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Neuberger Berman gains A+ PRI score for ESG integration   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Principles for Responsible Investing PRI
Source: Europe - Jonathan Bailey, head of ESG investing at Neuberger Berman, said: "As a signatory to the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment since 2012, we are very pleased that our firm has received top scores across all...
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The disruptors: How WWF’s Pavan Sukhdev went from career banker to natural capital guru   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Ethical Corp - Building on the buzz, he went on to write a follow-up report for the UN Environmental Programme (which hosted the TEEB project) entitled, Towards a Green Economy. His career since has been about doing what he can to make real the...
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Maybe We Should Buy Greenland   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Rolling Stone - You may or may not be aware, but the world is running out of sand. As United Nations Environment Programme pointed out in a 2014 report, the current pace of sand mining already “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates”...
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Wildlife meet mulls trade rules to counter 'unprecedented' species declines   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: France 24 - The meeting follows warnings about rapid species decline, with a UN report in May indicating that one million species are being pushed to the brink of extinction. "My fear is that we are... now really on the edge," Higuero told...
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Dewa releases 6th annual sustainability report   
(Saturday - August 17, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Global Compact
Source: Trade Arabia - Dewa is also implementing and adopting the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact while adhering to the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, TCFD. "This report comes as part of...
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Daily on Energy: Where that 12-year climate change deadline came from, and what it really means   
(Friday - August 16, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: Washington Examiner - The IPCC report was the instigator: All of them agreed the candidates are referring to conclusions from a report issued by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in October 2018. The report is often credited...
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