Action for People and Planet

Every September, the Member States of the United Nations meet at the General Assembly in New York to discuss the critical issues of global concern. This year, in addition to the general debate, world leaders will participate in a series of summits and high-level meetings to boost action on climate...

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Businesses Benefit From Moving Beyond Carbon

Businesses across the world are stepping up with bold strategies to address the climate crisis— and U.S. companies are leading the way. In fact, a new study from Deloitte shows that over 50% of all American companies have increased their commitments to renewable energy following recent reports...

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2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report

The 2019 US Cities Sustainable Development Report is SDSN’s third city-level report ranking 105 US cities on progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 (SDGs). The results show that there will be significant work to do across the board if the SDGs are to be achieved by 2030,...

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These Are the Best Countries to Be a Woman in 2019

A new global report analyzes the state of gender equality in 129 countries around the world. Denmark is the country closest to achieving the goal of gender equality, according to a new report recently published by UK-based NGO Equal Measure 2030 — but no country has achieved total gender equality...

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Earth Overshoot Day

A couple of days ago on 29 July was 2019’s Earth Overshoot Day, marking the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of ecological resources and...

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2019 International Green Gown Awards Winners

The winners of the 2019 International Green Gown Awards were announced on 10th July 2019 at our host partner venue – the Institute of International Education (IIE) – in New York as part of the United Nations High Level Political Forum. The International Green Gown Awards celebrate the...

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New Korean Stewardship Code

Institutional investors in the Republic of Korea have adopted a stewardship code to promote responsible investing. Adoption of the code is expected to strengthen shareholder activism and evaluation of financial firms’ actions that affect the environment, society, and governance. In the Republic of...

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NYC has Declared a Climate Emergency

“We are in the midst of a climate crisis.” Why Global Citizens Should Care More than 600 governments have declared climate emergencies as a way to highlight the severity of climate change’s impact. The United Nations urges countries to rapidly transition to clean energy economies...

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Sustainability Leadership Scorecard Report

Sustainability: our sector’s current best chance of responding to the urgent demands of climate science – new report A cross-sector partnership advocating for a more urgent and more co-ordinated approach to sustainability in our universities and colleges is today reporting on the first year in use...

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