United Nations Initiatives
Davos prioritises environment as activists invest hope in greener finance   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Financial Times - Brazil’s foreign minister, Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, reportedly sees global concern for the Amazon as a Marxist plot. At last year’s annual UN climate conference, COP25 in Madrid, the US, Brazil, Australia...
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Minister of State speech at UN Global Compact event   
January 22, 2020
Source: gov.uk - The UK is committed to working with business and investors to increase their impact on the Global Goals. We have been supporting the UN Global Compact since 2014. As the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative,...
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‘Collapsologie’: Constructing an Idea of How Things Fall Apart   
January 22, 2020
Source: The New York Review of Books - That these thresholds are violable does not, however, mean that transgressing them will be any less devastating. As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) landmark 2018 study on warming above 1.5 degrees...
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Greta Thunberg at Davos: 'Pretty much nothing' done on climate change   
January 22, 2020
Source: UPI.com - The 17-year-old Swedish environmental crusader, who shot to international fame at last year's event in Davos, cited a 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in warning that the world has only a limited "carbon...
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UN Reports 500 Million Unemployed Worldwide, Expects Number to Rise   
January 22, 2020
Source: Fars News Agency - TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly half a billion people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, according to a new study published Monday by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which is a United Nations (UN) agency that...
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Our Final Decade to Get Climate Policy Right   
January 22, 2020
Source: CounterPunch - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in October 2018 that we have 12 years to keep global temperatures increases at 1.5 degrees Celsius or less. Now, we have more like 10 years. We have this decade. Annual...
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Investing in SDG Action (Scott Mather) - UN SDG Media Zone, Davos…   
January 22, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - The UN Global Compact is convening a taskforce of CFOs for a 24-month engagement to provide a platform to interact with their peers, investors, financial institutions, and the United Nations to share ideas, develop new concepts...
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Helena Christensen Talks H&M Collaboration, Her Undiscovered Model Niece, Helping Refugees for the United Nations   
January 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - As a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees agency, Christensen is visiting a camp overseas this week to photograph and interview women there. Later in the week she will speak at a U.N....
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Nasdaq Announces ESG Reporting Technology Solution   
January 22, 2020
Source: Business Insider - Sustainability reporting frameworks supported by the platform will include the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), ISS, MSCI, RobecoSAM, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Sustainalytics, and the Task Force on ...
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UN Global Compact: 20 Years of Business for a Better World …   
January 22, 2020
Source: UN News Centre - To mark its 20th anniversary, the UN Global Compact in partnership with the UN Department of Global Communications, is bringing the SDG Media Zone to Davos for the first time during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Topics...
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