At least US$2.5 trillion annually is needed to achieve the SDGs, but investing in climate and sustainable development projects can be perceived as risky business by traditional investors. Experts at the Responsible Business Forum offer pointers on how to get financiers on board.
Shin Furuno –
As Japanese financial institutions begin inching away from coal funding and citizens protest one of the world’s dirtiest fossil fuels, will the prime minister of the world’s fifth biggest emitter heed the warning of the recent IPCC report? 350.org’s Shin Furuno explains why it’s more critical than ever to hold the country’s leader to account.
and Hongjoo Hahm –
Overhauling wasteful manufacturing and consumption to achieve a circular economy would benefit the climate, people, and businesses, write UNIDO’s Li Yong and UNESCAP’s Hongjoo Hahm.
As food waste increases by 33 per cent in the next 10 years, current efforts should include tapping into recent technologies including the use of biotech tools, University of Illinois' Esther Ngumbi writes.
There is no way to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius if countries, businesses and civil societies don't scale up their climate ambitions and climate action, warns Patricia Espinosa and Anne Hidalgo.
Ping Manongdo –
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to end poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction and to chart a new path towards sustainability. For businesses, it comes with a promise of long-term profitability, too.
At a high level event seeking to reinvigorate the political momentum on climate change, senior UN officials say climate change is an unprecedented and growing threat, but it also comes with a massive opportunity that should not be missed.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
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 ...
Access to affordable modern energy services may not be a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) but without it, sustainable development, indeed the MDGs themselves, cannot be achieved. Yet energy access remains ...