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Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

`Goals focus minds`: Linda McAvan on Sustainable Development Goals

by European Parliament  (Sep. 16, 2015)

Countries will this year shape and adopt the development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals. A Parliament delegation will take part in the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York where countries will approve the new goals. Ahead of the plenary debate on Wednesday 16 September, we spoke with development committee chair ...

Workiva 2015 Sustainability Report

by Workiva  (Sep. 16, 2015)

Letter from the CEO Sustainability involves nearly every department in companies today: research and development, manufacturing, human resources, accounting and finance, operations, customer service, government and community relations, legal and facilities. That’s why managing sustainability data across an enterprise and from a diverse ...

Why Your Organization Needs A Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

by Sustainability Knowledge Group  (Sep. 7, 2015)

Organization charts normally have boxes for lots of chiefs – whether it’s chief executive officer (CEO), chief financial officer (CFO), chief operating officer (COO), or even chief technology officer (CTO) – to indicate positions of senior responsibility for large areas the organizations’ day-to-day and strategic ...

4 Steps to Engaging Stakeholders in your Sustainability Reporting Process

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Sep. 23, 2015)

In a recent blog post, we outlined four simple steps to a materiality assessment that you should consider when developing a corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability program. Now that you’ve identified your internal and external stakeholders and defined the key indicators you plan to ...

Models of sustainability and sustainable development

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 3, 2004)

This paper proposes a general model of sustainability, which offers a comprehensive theoretical framework integrating ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability. The model exhibits the underlying ethical principles, broad goals and measurable objectives. It contains as special cases the more limited models of the "Natural ...

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

by SGS  (Sep. 1, 2015)

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting ...

Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 3, 2015)

We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at ...

Energizing our green future

by The World Bank  (Sep. 22, 2015)

As world leaders come together at the UN General Assembly to adopt new sustainable development goals, climate change activists gear up for Climate Week in New York City and the Pope brings his message to the United Nations, a shared vision of ...

Global megatrends assessment - Extended background analysis complementing the SOER 2015 `Assessment of global megatrends`

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 15, 2015)

Context and use of this report In March 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its five-yearly flagship report, The European environment — state and outlook 2015 (SOER 2015). The report provides a comprehensive assessment of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, and places it in a global context. It informs ...

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