United Nations Environment Programme

Clarios Bolsters Commitment to Corporate Sustainability by Joining the UN Global Compact

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:01pm

By joining the compact, Clarios pledges to lead on 10 universal sustainability principles and uphold responsibilities in four areas: human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Key Points: 
  • By joining the compact, Clarios pledges to lead on 10 universal sustainability principles and uphold responsibilities in four areas: human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • "The Compact's mission and principles directly align with Clarios' values and our blueprint for a more sustainable future," said Adam Muellerweiss, Clarios' executive director of sustainability, industry and government relations.
  • Joining the compact reflects the company's decades-long commitment to corporate sustainability and environmental stewardship.
  • As a 2020 signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, Clarios is committed to aligning our strategies and operations with universal principles focused on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Climate change-biodiversity interactions

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 12:03am

This POSTnote summarises the links between biodiversity loss and climate change, and outlines options for jointly addressing their drivers and effects on a global scale.

Key Points: 
  • This POSTnote summarises the links between biodiversity loss and climate change, and outlines options for jointly addressing their drivers and effects on a global scale.
  • Climate change and biodiversity are interdependent; climate change can contribute to biodiversity loss, and biodiversity loss can make climate change and its effects worse.
  • The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests more protection and restoration of ecosystems is needed to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement.
  • This POSTnote summarises the interactions between biodiversity and climate change, the gloabl opportunities and challenges for jointly addressing their effects and drivers, and their inclusion in international environmental frameworks.

Climate Change-Biodiversity Interactions

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

This POSTnote summarises the links between biodiversity loss and climate change, and outlines options for jointly addressing their drivers and effects on a global scale.

Key Points: 
  • This POSTnote summarises the links between biodiversity loss and climate change, and outlines options for jointly addressing their drivers and effects on a global scale.
  • Climate change and biodiversity are interdependent; climate change can contribute to biodiversity loss, and biodiversity loss can make climate change and its effects worse.
  • The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests more protection and restoration of ecosystems is needed to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement.
  • This POSTnote summarises the interactions between biodiversity and climate change, the gloabl opportunities and challenges for jointly addressing their effects and drivers, and their inclusion in international environmental frameworks.

UN Global Compact Network USA Seeks Professionals Committed To Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 12:24am

PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Key Points: 
  • PHOENIX, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Newswise-- As part of the 2020 UN Global Compact SDG Pioneers program, Global Compact Network USA today launched its national search for professionals who are committed to advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • Later this year, the Network will recognize an employee of a participating company as the Global Compact Network USA SDG Pioneer.
  • Global Compact Network USA welcomes the leadership of companies participating in the UN Global Compact to nominate their employees to the program and join them during the recognition that follows.
  • Launched in 2007, the Global Compact Network USA (GCNUSA) is the local network chapter of the United Nations Global Compact.

Avetta signs United Nations Global Compact, committing to safeguard human rights, protect the environment and promote business transparency

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:52pm

Avetta ( www.avetta.com ), one of the world leaders in providing cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions, announced today it signed the United Nations Global Compact, embracing the Ten Principles addressing human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.

Key Points: 
  • Avetta ( www.avetta.com ), one of the world leaders in providing cloud-based supply chain risk management solutions, announced today it signed the United Nations Global Compact, embracing the Ten Principles addressing human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Global Compact offers a tangible way to instill transparent business practices, protect human rights, provide safety in the workplace and protect our planet.
  • Global Compact is a call to companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption.
  • Many of these organizations are Avetta customers and operate supply chains in both developed and emerging economies.

S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates climate data into its portfolio analysis and quantitative research tools.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

LONDON, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Market Intelligence today announced the integration of Trucost climate data into its portfolio analysis and quantitative research tools.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Market Intelligence today announced the integration of Trucost climate data into its portfolio analysis and quantitative research tools.
  • We are delighted to announce the integration of Trucost data into the portfolio analysis and quantitative research tools.
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI).
  • For more information, visit www.spglobal.com
    Trucost is part of the S&P Global family, operated by S&P Market Intelligence.

GBS Strengthened by Notable New Board Member

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:00am

LONDON, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher Education provider GBS announces the appointment of a prominent new member to its Advisory Board, enhancing its governance and scrutiny.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher Education provider GBS announces the appointment of a prominent new member to its Advisory Board, enhancing its governance and scrutiny.
  • Joining the Advisory Board is Mr Stanley Johnson.
  • He is an ambassador for UNEP Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
  • GBS partners with four universities and industry tutors to deliver its banking, finance, business and healthcare Higher Education programmes.

United Nations Global Compact Launches ‘SDG Ambition’ Impact Initiative Aiming to Scale up Business Action at the National Level

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 3:17pm

The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their core business.

Key Points: 
  • The United Nations Global Compact today launched SDG Ambition a global impact initiative aimed at challenging and supporting companies to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into their core business.
  • SDG Ambition was launched by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres the UN Global Compacts Board Chair in Davos during the World Economic Forum.
  • SAP shares a joint vision with the UN Global Compact and Accenture to mobilize industry around SDG Ambition and scale impact for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, said Jennifer Morgan, co-CEO of SAP.
  • Launched in 2000, the UN Global Compact guides and supports the global business community in advancing UN goals and values through responsible corporate practices.

UL Announces Commitment to the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 3:00pm

The United Nations Global Compact developed 10 principles to help guide a company's impact and transform the world we live in.

Key Points: 
  • The United Nations Global Compact developed 10 principles to help guide a company's impact and transform the world we live in.
  • UL, a leading global safety science company, announced today its commitment to the Ten Principles focused on human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption by becoming a Signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate citizenship and sustainability initiative.
  • The UN Global Compact supports companies doing business responsibly while taking strategic actions to advance broader societal goals with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation.
  • As a signatory, UL will complete an annual Communication on Progress (COP) submission, demonstrating its progress in working toward the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

Trucost launches Physical Risk Analytics to help assess risks and opportunities from climate change

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Trucost, part of S&P Global, has launched Climate Change Physical Risk analytics,to help investors, companies and governments understand the exposure of businesses' assets to climate change.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Trucost, part of S&P Global, has launched Climate Change Physical Risk analytics,to help investors, companies and governments understand the exposure of businesses' assets to climate change.
  • The recently released Trucost Climate Change Physical Risk analytics evaluated 15,000 companies representing 99% of global markets.
  • The study found wildfires, heatwaves and hurricanes, linked to increasing global temperature, are the greatest risk to physical assets.
  • Further revealing, almost 60% of companies in the S&P 500 and more than 40% companies in the S&P Global 1200 have physical assets which are at high risk of climate change impacts.