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September 21, 2021
People Editor

World gets an ‘F’ in ethics

NEW YORK: The UN secretary-general António Guterres told the 76th General Assembly today the biased distribution of COVID-19 vaccines was an “obscenity” - with a surplus in some countries while over 90 percent of Africans still waited for their first dose.…
September 17, 2021
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New philanthropy fund for climate crisis solutions

THE HAGUE: The European Climate Foundation (ECF) has launched a Climate Finance Fund, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, to mobilize capital for climate crisis solutions. The platform aims to drive change by supporting innovative finance…
September 13, 2021
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Over 200 million people faced with forced migration

WASHINGTON: The World Bank warns without remedial action, climate change will force 216 million people to migrate within their countries by 2050 due to water scarcity, lower crop productivity and a rising seas. Sub-Saharan Africa could see as many as 86…
September 09, 2021
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Zurich Insurance launches green equity fund to inspire stakeholders

ZURICH: The Zurich Insurance Group has launched a Carbon Neutral World Equity Fund to provide customers with unit-linked life insurance solutions based on investments in low-emission companies. The company has also pledged to reduce its remaining greenhouse…
September 08, 2021
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UN General Assembly warned of "catastrophic harm to health" from climate inaction

NEW YORK: Health professionals worldwide have published this week an unprecedented call for the upcoming UN General Assembly to tackle the “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change: “ Encouragingly, many governments, financial institutions, and…
September 07, 2021
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Key to a climate change governance is ESG integration

PARIS: Former CEO of the UN Global Compact Lise Kingo says ESG has become the new black of corporate business: " On the backdrop of the latest IPCC report from the UN, weather disasters during the recent months and with COP26 in Glasgow coming up in November,…
August 20, 2021
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Man-made climate change has created an “unimaginably dire” future for children says UNICEF

NEW YORK: Two billion children are highly exposed to air pollution and the impact will get worse without a reduction in fossil fuel production, according to a new UNICEF Children’s Climate Risk Index (CCRI). Launched in collaboration with Fridays for Future…
August 15, 2021
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Scientists develop sustainable pathway for the benefit of all

POTSDAM: Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Development Institute have developed a sustainable development pathway that combines climate action with development, food and energy access, global equity and…
August 13, 2021
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WWF and Unilever remain popular with Sustainability experts

TORONTO/LONDON: A leadership survey of sustainability experts from over 70 countries by consulting company GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute suggests increasing poverty and inequality are the most likely effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Asked how…
July 07, 2021
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"Imagine if businesses actually chose to care, rather than pretending they did"

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand environmentalist and social entrepreneur Brianne West is the founder and CEO of plastic-free cosmetic company Ethique. After nine years, she’s convinced corporations, not governments or NGOs are the most effective Sustainability…
July 01, 2021
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How did the US do on the latest Sustainable Development Index?

NEW YORK: The latest UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) Index is an assessment of each country’s overall performance of the 17 SDGs, launched by UN members in 2015. For example Finland, at the top of the Index, scored 85.9 – suggesting it is 86 percent…
July 01, 2021
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Thirty years to catastrophe: the climate crisis and Neoliberalism

CALGARY, Canada: Roberta Lexier is an associate professor in the Departments of General Education and Humanities at Mount Royal University in Calgary. She says scientists warned governments about the consequences of a warming planet in 1988 but were ignored…

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