Strategic Partnership on Breakthrough Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Global Compact and Volans announced a partnership to develop the Breakthrough Innovation Platform to drive radical new business models to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by connecting traditional companies with innovators and entrepreneurs. Aligned with the UN Global Compact’s priority of translating the new SDGs into business action, the aim of […] ... lees meer

Onderzoek: kleine Nederlandse bedrijven hebben groene ambities

Volgens premier Rutte staat het Nederlandse midden- en kleinbedrijf (MKB) te trappelen om ‘in de voetsporen van multinationals te treden’ om bij te dragen aan de uitvoering van de Sustainable Development Goals, de nieuwe internationale afspraken voor armoedebestrijding en duurzame ontwikkeling. In de praktijk gaat de aandacht echter vooral uit naar Nederlandse multinationals. Kleinere ondernemers […] ... lees meer

World’s First Ranking of Largest Companies’ Human Rights Performance Begins

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) today initiated the important first steps towards the creation of the first-ever ranking of the human rights performance of the world’s largest listed companies. The CHRB has developed a rigorous methodology, which it will pilot with the top 100 companies from the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. The […] ... lees meer

2.5 billion people at risk of hunger and poverty if land rights are not protected

Indigenous Peoples and local communities protect half the world’s land, but formally own just 10 percent, according to a report released today by a global alliance of NGOs. The report, “Common Ground: Securing Land Rights and Safeguarding the Earth,” is published by the International Land Coalition (ILC), Oxfam, and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). Together […] ... lees meer

UN Global Compact Launches “Pioneers” Programme for SDGs

United Nations Global Compact headquarters announced today the launch of a multi-year Local Network SDG Action Plan – the centerpiece being a “Pioneers” programme aimed to spur action and inspire business to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries around the world. The overall Action Plan is designed to assist the UN Global Compact’s […] ... lees meer

Nieuwe VN-doelen voor duurzame ontwikkeling: ook opgave voor Nederland

In september 2015 heeft de VN een nieuwe mondiale duurzame ontwikkelingsagenda voor 2030 vastgesteld. Deze agenda bevat 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) die gelden voor alle landen; de lidstaten moeten zorgen voor vertaling in nationaal beleid. Nederland heeft op het gebied van natuur en milieu al diverse doelstellingen en beleidsprogramma’s die in lijn zijn met […] ... lees meer

World of business must play part in achieving new Sustainable Development Goals – UN chief

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Speaking at the Global Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world’s business community to play its full role in helping to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to eliminate poverty, hunger and a raft of social ills, all within 15 years. “I ask […] ... lees meer

IUCN and global business leaders pledge to scale-up resilience to climate risks by focusing on nature-based solutions

Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a new five-year partnership that will help businesses address global challenges, such as climate change and ecosystem degradation, by valuing nature.   At the WBCSD Council Meeting taking place from 7-10 December in Paris, the two […] ... lees meer

79 multinationals roepen op tot concrete actie tegen klimaatverandering in aanloop naar COP21

Een coalitie van 79 internationale bedrijven roept op tot concrete actie tegen klimaatverandering. De oproep wordt gedaan aan de vooravond van de Climate Change Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21), de VN-klimaatconferentie die wordt gehouden van 30 november tot 11 december 2015 in Parijs. Deze nieuwe coalitie, bestaande uit 79 CEO’s van internationale bedrijven die […] ... lees meer