United Nations Initiatives
Mining for good; tax avoidance; proxy advisers on notice   
July 25, 2019
Source: The Financial Times - And very few companies have a public tax policy that prohibits the use of offshore tax havens. However, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment group, which counts 2,200 asset owners as signatories, has been discussing tax...
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Pollution: Niger Delta Communities Drag Shell To UK Supreme Court   
July 25, 2019
Source: Sahara Reporters - In 2011 the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) published an Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland which included extensive testing of the Ogale Community. UNEP’s testing of Ogale ...
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Suncor Energy reports second quarter 2019 results   
July 25, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index. Suncor's common shares (symbol:SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. A full copy of Suncor's second quarter 2019 Report to Shareholders and the...
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Energy-Efficient Lighting Technology Market Investigation & Development Trends Analyzed Till 2026   
July 25, 2019
Source: Digital Journal - According to a UN Environment lighting market model incorporating more than 150 country lighting assessments, presently there are 7 billion incandescent lamps in service. The United Nations Environment Program projects annual...
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Scientists create heartbreaking memorial to Iceland’s first glacier destroyed by climate change   
July 25, 2019
Source: Indy 100 on MSN.com - says a report published by the United Nations Environment Program. Entire species of vegetation and animals are on the brink of extinction. Dead Sea - Bordering Israel, West Bank and Jordan The saltwater lake has shrunk by a...
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The sustainable workforce: How to maintain your health, safety and wellbeing strategy in a shifting world   
July 25, 2019
Source: SHP Online - Backing the UN principles for responsible investment The United Nations are investing in improving workplaces – to achieve decent work and economic growth. Their campaign Six Principles for Responsible Investment states:...
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As SDGs Falter, the UN Turns to the Rich and Famous   
July 25, 2019
Source: Inter Press Service - He has observed the trajectory of UN/private-sector cooperation, which has had some positive effects, he writes in the new book. With the creation of the Global Compact (which Annan introduced at the World Economic Forum in...
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Japanese Companies Increasingly Embrace Action on the SDGs, Including a Focus on Gender Equality   
July 25, 2019
Source: Digital Journal - https://isap.iges.or.jp/2019/en/day1/tt2.html United Nations Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles in line with ten principles of human rights, labor, ...
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The growing importance of RI among hedge funds   
July 25, 2019
Source: wealthprofessional.ca - Another report from Cerulli Associates echoes that finding. Drawing from two surveys it conducted early this year with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, the firm looked at how the hedge fund industry is...
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Twelve years to save Earth' Make that 18 months...   
July 24, 2019
Source: BBC News on MSN.com - Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030. But today, observers...
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