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Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development

Banks, UN set standards on channelling investments for sustainable development | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nearly 20 leading global banks and investors, totalling $6.6 trillion in assets, have launched a United Nations-backed global framework aimed at channelling the money they manage towards clean, low carbon and inclusive projects.
The Principles for Positive Impact Finance – a first of its kind set of criteria for investments to be considered sustainable – provide financiers and investors with a global framework applicable across their different business lines, including retail and wholesale lending, corporate and investment lending and asset management.

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Great to see leading finance institutions committing to such an ambitious and practical framework.

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Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs 

Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work with the government to help deliver the SDGs in the UK as well as internationally, but that the government must create a framework to help businesses play their part.
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Companies such as CocaCola, Nestlé, IKEA and Tesco are sending a clear message to the government to act for a more sustainable and circular economy.

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SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain

SDGs Becoming More Prominent in Sustainability Reporting, But Challenges Remain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and consultants Radley Yeldar released the 2016 edition of “Reporting matters,” which found that the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines are still the most widely used among WBCSD members, with 80 percent of reporters using the G4 guidelines, and that nearly a third are communicating on the SDGs. Ten companies are using the SDG Compass to take action on the Global Goals.

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The more sustainable companies are, the more successful they will be. How successful is your company?

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SABMiller: Developing Supply Chains That Foster Security, Development of the African Workforce | Sustainable Brands

SABMiller: Developing Supply Chains That Foster Security, Development of the African Workforce | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Growing SABMiller’s African footprint, however, requires us to re-assess how we unlock the continent’s economic potential, whilst protecting its human and natural capital. We need to explore how we build and develop new supply chains, make responsible sourcing decisions and collaborate to ensure that our suppliers meet our license-to-trade requirements.
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Good to see SABMiller incorporating sustainable development within the African Procurement, something which not many organisations have been able to do.. 

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Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability Efforts

Business Leaders World-Wide Agree that Disruptive Technologies Can Drive Corporate Sustainability Efforts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality and education.
This is the main conclusion of the 2017 Global Opportunity Report, released by DNV GL, Sustainia and the United Nations Global Compact. The report also demonstrates the commitment of the global business community towards taking action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda.

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Explore the report to learn how disruptive tech is driving corporate sustainability globally

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GSK: HOW DO YOU INCENTIVISE MORE BUSINESSES TO OPERATE MORE RESPONSIBLY?

From my perspective, I believe there is no tension between being a responsible company and a successful one and that when responsible business is done well – that is when it is truly innovative, integrated and collaborative – it no longer needs to be incentivised. Instead responsible business is embraced as fundamental to the long-term success of both business and society. I have seen this happen at GSK and other companies and believe that it will increasingly become the norm.

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Insightful interview of GSK's Vice President of Government Affairs Jon Pender. Great to see so much engagement from one of our clients.

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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: New Global Organization Alliance 8.7 Launched | Justmeans

Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms”. It aims to coordinate diverse stakeholder support and diverse resources to shape solutions for achieving SDG 8.7.
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Human rights abuses continue to proliferate in all regions of the world and more countries are enforcing criminal penalties for human trafficking. Global companies have started to publicly show their commitment to end these abuses; are you following the movement?

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