“Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Success at Scale," a new report published by the CSR Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School and Business Fights Poverty, explores the role business can play in achieving the SDGs. The report identifies six building blocks, critical enabling conditions, that must be in place to align business incentives and capabilities to achieve more development impact at scale. (Read more...)
In a speech to the UN Sustainable Development Summit on Sunday, September 27, U.S. President Barack Obama called on world leaders to act in addressing poverty, climate change, and the refugee crisis. "Our most basic bond--our common humanity--compels us to act," said Obama. (Read more...)
Pope Francis, in a speech at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia on September 26, spoke about the importance of families, urging people to "protect the family, because it’s in the family that our future is at play." (Read more...)
On September 25, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to eliminate poverty, fight inequality, and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. (Read more...)
From November 30-December 11, COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. (Read more...)
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