What do the SDGs mean for business now?

February 7, 2018 by  
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International Paper, JPMorgan Chase, Novozymes and Tata may not have a lot in common on the surface, but each company is determined to tackle key U.N. Global Goals.

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Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously

February 7, 2018 by  
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Barely 2 percent of all U.S. venture capital investments in 2017 were focused on solving agricultural challenges.

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This kind of behavior is the bedrock of sustainability

February 7, 2018 by  
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Breaking news: Sustainability is hard. Making even modest progress is daunting. Working effectively in this domain requires us to think not only about the scientific, technical and organizational challenges, but also about human psychology and behavior — others’ and our own.The good news is, you don’t have to run an energy company or a government to make a difference. But sustainability and climate action require executing some of the most difficult behaviors in the human repertoire: proactive behaviors, those that are more forward-looking and change-inducing than others.

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Green bonds may have a ‘halo effect’ on financial markets

February 7, 2018 by  
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Global green bond issuances could reach an unprecedented $200 billion this year, and their impact could influence wider investment decisions.

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Let’s not greenwash the SDGs

September 13, 2017 by  
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The United Nations’ Global Goals are about more than buzzwords.

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Peter Bakker on the compelling necessity of the UN Global Goals

May 3, 2017 by  
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In 2000, the United Nations passed the Millenium Development Goals, eight goals to improve the lives of people in developing nations. In 2014, the UN expanded them into the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), interconnected global goals to eliminate the world’s most pressing problems from hunger to gender equality. “The SDGs are the greatest gift the UN has given to the world,” said Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council and UN World Food Program ambassador against hunger. 

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