Sustainable Development Goals

Spain: EIB provides ICF with loan of up EUR 250 million to help small businesses cope with COVID-19 crisis

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:11pm

This is one of the first operations mounted under the EIBs EUR5 billion programme to safeguard European businesses in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Key Points: 
  • This is one of the first operations mounted under the EIBs EUR5 billion programme to safeguard European businesses in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
  • After Madrid, Catalonia is the Spanish region hit second hardest by the coronavirus health emergency.
  • This EIB and ICF funding will help to preserve Catalonias productive fabric at this time of crisis.
  • Small businesses are the backbone of the European and Spanish economy, and are therefore in the front line of the EIBs response to the coronavirus crisis.
  • At the same time, the EIB Group is refocusing its activity to meet the financing needs caused by the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate help to European firms.
  • Find out more about the proposed EIB and EIF support About the ICF: The ICF is Catalonias public financial institution.
  • In this connection, it actively pursues the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in line with the United Nations Agenda 2030.

Better Together: How 2 Brands Are Collaborating to Provide Good Health & Well-Being During COVID-19 Through Positive Consumption (Mentally & Physically)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:37pm

COVID-19 challenges us to reflect and act upon what a "healthy balance" means, both physically and mentally.

Key Points: 
  • COVID-19 challenges us to reflect and act upon what a "healthy balance" means, both physically and mentally.
  • In the spirit of SDG #3, Good Health and Well-Being, both companies agree that "conscious consumption" will drive awareness of the impacts that purchasing decisions have on our health and well-being.
  • The "Conscious Consumption Summit" is themed by the 6 YUNO drinks (ENERGY, MEMORY, FOCUS, ZEN, UPLIFT, DREAM).
  • Entertainment for Change brings a positive and cutting-edge approach to "virtually" activating the next generation to support brands like YUNO.

AgUnity and Etherisc Sign MOU to Kick-Start Their Cooperation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:38pm

QUEENSLAND, Australia, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/--Award-winning Australian technology developer AgUnity and Etherisc , an InsurTech startup developing a protocol for decentralised insurance applications, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Key Points: 
  • QUEENSLAND, Australia, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/--Award-winning Australian technology developer AgUnity and Etherisc , an InsurTech startup developing a protocol for decentralised insurance applications, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
  • The agreement underlines the commitment of both parties to align their technologies in order to offer their services to the inclusive finance space.
  • AgUnity is a global technology platform empowering thousands of organizations working towards UN SDGs to connect the last mile.
  • Etherisc has developed the first decentralised insurance framework, in which insurance policies can be deployed as autonomous smart contracts on the blockchain.

Winning Projects of the International Student Competition By BE OPEN and Cumulus Embrace the United Nations' SDGs to Make the World a Better Place

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 2:00pm

The competition 'Second Life of Things in Design' became an integral part of Cumulus Green 2020: For A New Circular Economy, and was inspired by the United Nation's SDG programme.

Key Points: 
  • The competition 'Second Life of Things in Design' became an integral part of Cumulus Green 2020: For A New Circular Economy, and was inspired by the United Nation's SDG programme.
  • BE OPEN's whole aim is to support, promote and help realize ideas that will actually change the world for the better.
  • I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to BE OPEN for their generous support in celebrating the winning projects with Cumulus.
  • The awards ceremony and celebration of all the winners will become part of Cumulus's 30th Anniversary assembly and educational conference.

Winning Projects of the International Student Competition By BE OPEN and Cumulus Embrace the United Nations' SDGs to Make the World a Better Place

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:00am

The competition 'Second Life of Things in Design' became an integral part of Cumulus Green 2020: For A New Circular Economy, and was inspired by the United Nation's SDG programme.

Key Points: 
  • The competition 'Second Life of Things in Design' became an integral part of Cumulus Green 2020: For A New Circular Economy, and was inspired by the United Nation's SDG programme.
  • BE OPEN's whole aim is to support, promote and help realize ideas that will actually change the world for the better.
  • I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to BE OPEN for their generous support in celebrating the winning projects with Cumulus.
  • The awards ceremony and celebration of all the winners will become part of Cumulus's 30th Anniversary assembly and educational conference.

2020 GCSA: Creating a Sustainable World by Recognizing Those Who are Building It

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 7:00am

2020 GCSA embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the UNs 2030 agenda.

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  • 2020 GCSA embraces the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the UNs 2030 agenda.
  • The entries will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of international judges drawn from government, academia, and corporations.
  • Guided by the UNs sustainable development outline, GCSA has four key objectives:
    Promoting corporate sustainability principles and SDG practices.
  • For details about 2020 GCSA, please visit: https://bit.ly/2xM22i2
    TAISE was initiated and funded by the advocates of sustainable energy in 2007, aiming to facilitate research into development of sustainable energy and to promote sustainable energy infrastructure.

Government of Canada announces funding to support organizations accelerating action on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Canada

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 5:18pm

To advance progress on the 2030 Agenda, the Government of Canada is supporting Canadian organizations that are accelerating action on the SDGs.

Key Points: 
  • To advance progress on the 2030 Agenda, the Government of Canada is supporting Canadian organizations that are accelerating action on the SDGs.
  • The SDG Funding Program is a federal grants and contributions program that supports the work of Canadian organizations advancing the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda in Canada.
  • "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides the world with a common framework to tackle our most pressing challenges.
  • The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework adopted by Canada and all other 192 United Nations Member States in 2015.

Complex network of European and global developments impacts sustainability

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 4:09pm

It also shines light on their potential implications for major policy processes such as the European Green Deal (EGD) in the EU and the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

Key Points: 
  • It also shines light on their potential implications for major policy processes such as the European Green Deal (EGD) in the EU and the UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The report argues that varying global and European trends point not only to continuing sustainability challenges and new risks, but also towards opportunities for positive change.
  • For example, new technology might save resources and alleviate environmental pressures but it can also lead to increasing demand for energy and natural resources.
  • The EEA report points out that emerging developments with unknown implications can range from new security threats to changing values and more digital lifestyles.

Youth Impact For The UN Sustainable Development Goals Being Recognized By The United Nations Association Of The USA And InnerView

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:50pm

This year we celebrate a blend of activity in the community and virtual support for community needs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key Points: 
  • This year we celebrate a blend of activity in the community and virtual support for community needs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • These awards allow us to share our appreciation for youth leaders who have invested talent and effort in the causes they care about, says Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of United Nations Association of the USA.
  • Support for the awards is made possible by InnerView Champions of Change social impact partners: United Nations Association of the USA, Youth Service America, The Kroger Co., Michigan Community Service Commission, and The Hershey Company.
  • The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.

Chemonics and University of Notre Dame Tackle Global Development Challenges in New Partnership

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 8:36pm

Through the i-Lab, the university pairs small student teams with global development partners and private sector innovators to generate research that supports solutions toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Key Points: 
  • Through the i-Lab, the university pairs small student teams with global development partners and private sector innovators to generate research that supports solutions toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • "Chemonics is excited about this collaboration with Notre Dame," said Chemonics' Executive Vice President Jamey Butcher.
  • "We know from experience that some of the best development work work that has a real impact comes from getting a diverse group of minds together.
  • "At Chemonics, we are committed to what the U.S. Agency for International Development calls the Journey to Self-Reliance .