Sustainability can be a sobering sector. We picked out a few stories from 2017 that helped us see the lighter side of a flood of bad news about record emissions levels, political inaction on climate, and lapses in corporate responsibility.
Although there are long-running corporations in the Philippines which have already been following the SDGs even before the UN crafted them two years ago, the country still faces some barriers to its broader agenda.
Cities in poor countries play a crucial role in ensuring development efforts reach the poorest and most vulnerable residents, but are often confronted with lack of funding. A new UN report outlines ways to unlock much-needed urban finance.
Sarah Colenbrander and Denise Chan –
How can cities in poor countries raise funds for major infrastructure projects? Urban experts with IIED and PwC look at two success stories and suggest how local governments can build their financial skills and credibility with investors.
Aldrin Plaza –
The Philippines' mounting solid waste problem is now extending beyond Metro Manila, and it's time to trash a bad culture that's getting in the way of solving the issue, says ADB's Aldrin Plaza.
Multilateral development banks cannot make decisions based solely on “economic considerations", and should include human rights to truly advance its mission of development, writes ADB's general counsel Christopher Stephens.
Agent of change, commitment mechanism and sparring partner: These are roles that private operators can take on when it comes to water provision. Olivia Jensen and Jean-Michel Herrewyn explain, in the first of a two-part series.
The Chinese industrial city hopes to become a model of sustainability for other metropolitan areas in China through the Urban Infrastructure Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
The Harnessing Public-Private Cooperation to Deliver the New Urban Agenda report emphasises that the future of cities largely depends on the way urbanisation is managed and public-private collaboration is leveraged ...
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals ...
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...