IIX and UN Women partner to empower millions of women through innovative finance

UN Women—the UN organization dedicated to gender equality—has partnered with Impact Investment Exchange (IIX)—a global organization dedicated to changing financial systems and creating innovate solutions to women’s empowerment—to mobilize large-scale capital to empower underserved women through innovative finance. With the shared goals to close the funding gap for advancing gender equality and the dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, IIX and UN Women will collaborate on a series of activities including the development of financial instruments that leverage public funding to unlock greater private capital for women; the engagement of…

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UNESCO and DPC release Executive Guide on Digital Preservation

UNESCO and the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) have collaborated to produce the UNESCO/DPC Executive Guide on Digital Preservation (link is external), an online resource for raising awareness of the importance of digital preservation, leading to action to preserve digital assets, including digital documentary heritage, in an institution, organization or government. The Executive Guide was released on May 1 and announced at the International Council on Archives (ICA) Forum of National Archivists meeting, hosted by the National Archives of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abu Dhabi. The development of the…

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We all need to work together to make cage-free a commercial success

The British egg industry is on the brink of major re-investment into cage-free systems, following the unprecedented commitment by major food companies to source only cage-free eggs by 2025 or sooner. The successful conversion to cage free depends on everyone playing their part, to make sure the systems developed can truly deliver the animal welfare benefits that consumers expect, and that the transition is paced to ensure the commitment deadlines are met. We are all keen to avoid another situation where millions of pounds are invested in systems (like colony…

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Project #ShowUs: Dove’s disruptive new partnership to shatter stereotypes

I have copied this from the Unilever website as I felt it might be of interest to some of our readers. This is (c) to Unilever and is from their website here. In partnership with the largest international stock photo distributor, Getty Images, and Girlgaze – a collective of female-identifying and non-binary photographers – Dove is building the world’s largest stock photo library of its kind. The move builds on its commitment to share a more inclusive vision of beauty. A year in the making, the collection – currently 5,000…

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Primavera Sound allies itself with the UN SDG Action Campaign: 17 objectives for a better world and a better festival

In 2015, leaders from 193 countries at the United Nations agreed on a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 Goals that are for everyone, have been officially adopted also by Primavera Sound.  The UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for governments, the private sector and civil society to work together so that each of its specific goals can be achieved in the coming years. The alliance with the UN SDG…

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