United Nations Initiatives
Fighting climate change: New risks call for new ways   
January 23, 2020
Source: Gulf Times - More than 1,500 investment managers have signed up to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and the ESG sector is now the fastest-growing part of the market. The prevalent model of monitoring risks by assessing historical...
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High-Level UN Panel Seeks Solutions to Problems of Internal Displacement   
January 23, 2020
Source: Voice of America - On December 17, 2018, the General Assembly adopted the Global Compact on Refugees followed by the adoption on December 18, 2018 of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Kaberuka, the former president of the...
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Eight sustainability trends to watch out for in 2020   
January 23, 2020
Source: Forbes India - China is also the key benefactor of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and the driving force behind the alignment of the Belt and Road Initiative and the UNEP into an International Green Development Coalition. This...
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United Nations Will Mark International Day to Commemorate Victims of Holocaust at New York Headquarters, 27 January   
January 23, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - Today, the World Food Programme unveiled the “HungerMap LIVE”, a new tool that monitors food security in more than 90 countries and issues predictions for areas from which data is limited. The HungerMap presents data...
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Now, you can wear clothes that transform into handbags   
January 23, 2020
Source: India Times - Take a cue from actress Dia Mirza, who was recently seen in a flowy dress, with a sleeve that transformed into a handbag when unzipped. This was at an event backed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Mumbai,...
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UN official praises Qatar’s contribution to global humanitarian initiatives   
January 23, 2020
Source: Gulf Times - HE Dr al-Muraikhi said that he also worked to enhance the partnership between the Qatari private sector and UN organisations through the “United Nations Global Compact” where a memorandum of understanding will be...
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United Nations Implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Hack of Jeff Bezos' Phone   
January 23, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report on MSN.com - A forensic analysis of Bezos’ phone found 'personal involvement of the Crown Prince in efforts to target perceived opponents.'
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Baker Hughes Company Announces Fourth Quarter and Total Year 2019 Results   
January 22, 2020
Source: Digital Journal - Baker Hughes also reinforced its commitment to transparency and corporate responsibility, announcing its participation in the UN’s Global Compact initiative - a voluntary leadership platform for the development,...
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Migration integral part to development: Momen   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Daily Star - The Global Compact on Migration (GCM) has been designed to ... organised Regional Consultation on GCM implementation on May 4, 2019. Bangladesh United Nations Network for Migration was launched in July 2019, the first in the...
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Here's why mutual fund houses are looking at ESG funds   
January 22, 2020
Source: moneycontrol.com - There have been ways to generate returns through niche themes as well. One such theme is the ESG. The pioneering policy move has been UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This has evolved into a global network of...
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