The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a non-profit organisation that supports and encourages impact investing, pushes for investments that produce positive social and environmental change, as well as generate a profit.
Criticised for his brutal anti-drug campaign, Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is, however, beloved in Davao City where he served as mayor for 21 years. With his daughter Sara now running the city, Davao has become an unlikely sustainability trailblazer for the country.
and Richard Fuller –
Pollution is responsible for 16 per cent of all deaths globally, but has been accepted as the price to pay for economic development. How can we enable developing countries to avoid this foul development trajectory?
and Kathryn Furlong –
To address inequalities in the developing world—such as water access in the Indonesian capital—researchers and policymakers must take a hard look at conditions on the ground, argue experts.
Shamshad Akhtar –
At current rates of progress, women today won't be seeing gender equality in their lifetimes. UNESCAP's Shamshad Akhtar explains why women entrepreneurs are key to gender equality and how to encourage more women to be their own bosses this International Women's Day.
When companies make female empowerment central to their business strategies, growth and equality can be mutually reinforcing to leave no one behind, say UNDP head Achim Steiner and UN Women chief Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Even as skincare brand Dove deals with the aftermath of a poorly-planned ad, its parent company Unilever must reckon with the fact that its range of fairness products undermines its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.