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Carney Backs Call for Climate Risk to Be Baked Into Company Financial Accounts   
September 25, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - United Nations climate envoy Mark Carney on Thursday threw his weight behind a growing push by investors for companies to more accurately reflect climate-related risks in their financial accounts. Such risks can range from...
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Trump attacks China in United Nations speech   
September 25, 2020
Source: Omaha.com - US President Donald Trump blamed China for the coronavirus in his recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly. CNN's Nic Robertson and Richard Roth report.
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Yemi Alade lands plum United Nations job   
September 25, 2020
Source: Tuko on MSN.com - Top Nigerian female music star, Yemi Alade, has recently been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. Read more.
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Big Gaps Found in Climate Risk Disclosures in China   
September 25, 2020
Source: Business Insider - The report, "Where we stand on climate disclosures and why we need them", applied NLP techniques to analyze 277 documents for climate risk disclosures from 182 companies between July 2019 and July 2020.
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Trump Urges United Nations to Hold China Accountable for the Coronavirus   
September 25, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - President Donald Trump at the U.N. on Tuesday called on the nations of the world to hold China accountable for the global spread of the coronavirus. "We will distribute a vaccine. We will defeat the virus.
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BofA leads effort to draft global ESG standards for public companies   
September 25, 2020
Source: American Banker - An international coalition led by Bank of America chief Brian Moynihan has proposed a framework for assessing how well big corporations are meeting the environmental, social and governance expectations of investors who value...
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A Decade of Impact: Enterprise Asia Confers Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards to 81 Recipients   
September 25, 2020
Source: Business Insider - A total of 81 projects and business leaders across Asia were selected as recipients of the Asia Responsible Enterprise Awards 2020 (AREA)
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Plant trees or let forests regrow' New studies probe two ways to fight climate change   
September 24, 2020
Source: Science | AAAS - Forests are having their moment. Because trees can vacuum carbon from the atmosphere and lock it away in wood and soil, governments and businesses are embracing efforts to fight climate change using trees.
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Born to prevent war, United Nations at 75 faces a deeply polarized world   
September 24, 2020
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary Monday with its chief urging leaders of an increasingly polarized, go-it-alone world to work together and preserve the organization's most important success since its founding:...
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Corporations roll out climate goals amid growing pressure   
September 24, 2020
Source: The Hill on MSN.com - Companies are increasingly setting their own goals for carbon neutrality in the absence of a federal plan to address global warming, bracing their business for the stark financial realities wrought by climate change.
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