United Nations Initiatives
United Nations appoints Mark Carney special envoy for climate action   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: Sky - The outgoing governor of the Bank of England is to lead the push by the United Nations for action in the global financial sector to tackle climate change. It was announced that Mark Carney will become the UN special envoy for...
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Appetite for private equity grows in Japan, offering managers "huge" opportunity   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Principles for Responsible Investing PRI
Source: Opalesque - "Given that 24% of surveyed buyout firms plan to sign the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in the next five years, we anticipate that ESG incorporation will accelerate far and wide across the...
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UN Chief warns countries that the 'point of no return' on climate change is fast approaching   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: Business Insider on MSN.com - JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Sunday that lawmakers and citizens alike across the world should be wary of climate change's "point of no return." Watch: The point of no return on...
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December 2, 1949: United Nations passed resolution 317(IV) to abolish slavery   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: India Times - On December 2 every year, the United Nations observes the day for abolition of slavery. As per the UN, nearly 40 million people are in modern slavery. Modern slavery includes practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced...
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The Bank of Åland has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Banking   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: GlobeNewswire - As a natural step in the Bank of Åland's sustainability work, the Bank has now also signed the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking together with 192 other banks. The principles were recently established. Their...
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Renewables 'key to UN climate goals'   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: reNEWS - The latest UN climate change negotiations (COP 25) kick off today in Madrid, Spain, with renewables companies calling for more ambitious policy that favours efficiency and clean energy technologies. Siemens Gamesa said for the...
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United Nations opens two-week climate change summit in Madrid   
(Monday - December 02, 2019) Associated Profiles : United Nations - All Programs
Source: Business Insider - The United Nations opened a two-week climate summit in Madrid on Monday, where world leaders face growing pressure to prove they can muster the political will to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming.
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Creating a cleaner climate   
(Sunday - December 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: The Chronicle Herald - We’ve heard the warnings and we’ve seen the realities of worsening weather events. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has bluntly stated we have but 11 years left to take action to avoid the worst impacts....
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Flight shaming, offsets and electric planes: How aviation is tackling climate change   
(Sunday - December 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC)
Source: CBC.ca on MSN.com - According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), domestic and international aviation accounts for approximately two per cent of global CO2 emissions produced by people. It estimates international aviation alone...
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Countries at UN climate talks face calls for more ambitious action   
(Sunday - December 01, 2019) Associated Profiles : UN - Environmental Programme
Source: BT - The meeting must be a ‘launchpad’ for countries to come up with stronger plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions driving global warming, the UN urges. The latest round of United Nations climate talks get under way on...
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