UNESCO launches the Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages

The Global Task Force for Making a Decade of Action for Indigenous Languages was officially launched today by UNESCO with the participation of representatives of Member States, indigenous peoples’ organizations, three-party United Nations mechanisms, the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The Global Task Force sets up a solid pathway for ensuring indigenous peoples’ right to preserve, revitalize and promote their languages, and mainstreaming linguistic diversity and multilingualism aspects into the sustainable development efforts.…

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Nationwide Coronavirus Appeal raises nearly £100million for UK charities

An emergency Coronavirus Appeal backed by His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has raised nearly £100million for UK charities since it launched a year ago. The National Emergencies Trust’s Coronavirus Appeal, which launched on 18 March 2020, has raised more than £97million for people affected by the pandemic, and £94million of this has already funded 13,000+ charitable projects across the four nations. £76.5million in funding has been distributed through UKCF and its network of 47 community foundations across the UK to enable local charities and groups to respond to…

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Aviva Investors publishes net zero pathway for Real Assets

The pathway outlines how Aviva Investors aims to reach net zero emissions across the whole of its £47.3 billion Real Assets platform by 2040, as it seeks to improve the sustainability of new and existing building stock across the UK and support clients in addressing the climate transition within illiquid assets. The commitment covers multiple layers of the investment process; from asset origination to asset management and ongoing stakeholder engagement. As well as tackling real estate and infrastructure, it extends into private debt, an area where ESG integration and alignment…

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Carlsberg continues its journey towards ZERO, cutting brewery carbon emissions by 12% and water use by 7% in 2020

The Carlsberg Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 shows solid progress towards the targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO plan, stating its continued commitment to tackling the global challenges we face, together. In a year dominated by the pandemic, Carlsberg reports a 7% decrease in relative carbon emissions across its total value chain – the beer-in-hand footprint – from 2015 to 2019, and across its breweries a 12% reduction in relative carbon emissions and 7% improvement in water efficiency since 2019. Reducing carbon across the value chain: We have collaborated…

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ACM Lifting Lives® Partners with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative for COVID-19 Vaccination Education PSA Featuring Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and Darius Rucker

ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music®, is set to premiere a public service advertisement (PSA) during the upcoming ACM Awards together with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative in an effort to encourage all Americans to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines at GetVaccineAnswers.org and get a vaccination when it’s available to them. Featuring Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and Darius Rucker at Nashville’s iconic Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House, the new PSAs are part of the national campaign, “It’s Up to You,”…

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