17.06.13 RI SA absorbs AODP

ShareAction absorbs climate disclosure body the Asset Owners Disclosure Project Campaign group ShareAction is to strengthen its focus on climate risk by taking over the Asset Owners Disclosure Project. They have today (June 13) announced an agreement for ShareAction to take on the AODP, the body which ranks the climate-related …

IIRC Newsletter

IFAC calls on G20 governments to embrace Integrated Reporting The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has called on G20 leaders to “embrace Integrated Reporting” as a vehicle for building trust and confidence in business and government. IFAC has published a document stating, “Integrated Reporting is an opportunity to focus on …

Far Beyond GDP: Social Progress Index 2017 Reveals Macro Global Trends

2017 Social Progress Index Empowers Citizens to Demand Accountability While quality of life improves across the globe, the 2017 Social Progress Index–released this week–reveals troubling trends below the surface: declining personal rights, personal safety, and tolerance and inclusion, as well as slow and uneven social progress worldwide. The SPI Index …

SDG Update – 22 June 2017 – IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub

GUEST ARTICLES To #SaveOurOcean, We Have to Work Together C. Davis Parchment, Manager of Knowledge Services at Foundation Center The UN Ocean Conference and World Ocean Festival was a historic convening of thinkers and doers from all over the world. But the momentum we felt when we were together can …

Green Growth News -June 2017

According to the Green Growth Indicators 2017 report released today, progress around the world has been made but it remains slow. For example, urban areas are growing rapidly, even in some already highly urbanised countries, and across the OECD built-up areas are growing faster than populations. Buildings cover 30% more …

OECD releases new report: Green Growth Indicators 2017

New OECD report: Green Growth Indicators 2017 Green growth policies need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress.   The report “Green Growth Indicators 2017” presents a selection of updated and new indicators …

G7 Throws Weight Behind Sustainable Finance Movement

“Ethical Markets welcomes this important news!  Seems that Trump’s backsliding on the Paris Climate accords is hastening the resolve and collaboration of all the other nations  in the agreement.  ~Hazel Henderson, Editor”   The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its weight behind a growing …

Business Stands Up for Climate Action

  June 2017 Business Stands Up for Climate Action Not All of US SustainAbility’s Mark Lee and Sustainable Brands’ Koann Skrzyniarz put forward evidence that although dented, The Paris Agreement is not broken. In their contributions, HPE, Interface and Starbucks explain why they support the Agreement and argue that progress …