UN Global Compact and UNESCO’s IOC Join Forces to Advance Science-based Sustainable Ocean Business

The UN Global Compact has renewed its commitment to advancing science-based sustainable ocean business by signing a letter of intent with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO’s IOC), the UN agency charged with the preparation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The UN Global Compact’s Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business will play a key role in mobilizing the private sector in the upcoming UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Scheduled to start in 2021, the Ocean Decade…

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UN Global Compact Defines New Level of Ambition for Corporate Sustainability

The UN Global Compact is challenging companies to align with an initial set of business benchmarks to gauge whether their activities are aiming at the necessary level of ambition to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By translating the SDGs into specific business targets, the new global benchmarks call on companies to set sufficiently ambitious goals that can rapidly accelerate progress. They are a part of the UN Global Compact SDG Ambition initiative, launched in January 2020 at Davos by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and discussed at the UN…

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30 Companies and Institutional Investors Commit to Take Action to Secure a Healthy and Productive Ocean

30 companies and institutional investors have signed up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean. The signatories to the principles include the container ship and supply vessel operator A.P. Møller – Mærsk, food and beverage company PepsiCo, and Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages one of the world’s largest funds with over US$ 1 trillion in assets. “The rapid deterioration of ocean health, which deeply affects biodiversity, coastal communities and the health of the planet, must be urgently addressed,” said Lise Kingo,…

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Ring the Bell for Gender Equality kicks off at Nasdaq, New York

In celebration of International Women’s Day (8 March 2018), 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted a bell ringing ceremony to raise awareness of the pivotal role the private sector can play in advancing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women’s empowerment.  Now in its fourth iteration, Ring the Bell for Gender Equality is a partnership between UN Women, UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation, Women in ETFs and World Federation of Exchanges.  The series of 63 events kicked off in New…

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