We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.

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We’ll look at emerging trends internationally, specifically, companies that anticipate, spot and respond to trends will take the lead, pushing the limits of CSR through breakthrough advancements.
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CSR: Short-termism impedes progress of millions

The prospects of around 800 million of the world’s poorest people remain dire. The global economy is experiencing a moderate upturn, and momentum around sustainable investing is growing, the UN has said. But the vast majority of investment is still short-term oriented and commitments by the international community to create sustainable economies are not being...

Strengthen PPPs To Accelerate Sustainable Development

Future technologies and innovative financing have the potential to transform and accelerate sustainable development, but better policies and regulation are needed to ensure all benefit equally from these new advances. This was one of the main conclusions of the recently held annual Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF). Senior policymakers and private sector representatives came together, to discuss how...

Building Resilience To Natural Hazards Critical To Achieving 2030 Agenda

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must build resilience to natural hazards and invest in social protection systems if the region is to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, according to a joint report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Asian Development Bank...

World Makes Great Progress On Energy Access, Says UN

Remarkable progress has been made in broadening electricity access globally, however sustained political will and increased public and private finance are urgently needed to provide affordable and clean energy to the 1.2 billion people without access to electricity by 2030, says United Nations. According to the latest data, 85 per cent of the global population...

Progress In Least Developed Countries Hinges On Access To Modern Energy

According to The Least Developed Countries Report 2017, the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs) are falling far behind the rest of the developing world in terms of getting power to homes and businesses. While they have made great strides in recent years, achieving the global goal of universal access to energy by 2030...

Setting The Pace For A Sustainable Future

The demand for energy is increasing globally, largely due to urbanisation trends and the rapid growth of cities. According to the Energy Statistics Report 2017, the industrial consumption has shot up from 117293 Giga Watt Hour to 423523 Giga Watt Hour in 2016 and has shown a CAGR of 9.47 % . Energy stats...

India Tops In CR Reporting, But Quality Of Disclosures Needs Improvement: Study

India has emerged as the top country for reporting corporate responsibility information in the annual financial report of companies, but the quality of disclosures has to improve, according to a KPMG survey. KPMG has published this survey on CR Reporting since 1993. The 2017 survey is the 10th edition, with research carried out from across 49 KPMG...

Role Of Technology Solutions For Monitoring SDGs

Technology enabling the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals will potentially be one of the most powerful drivers of change in modern economies going forward.

Carbon Credit: A License to Pollute

The International treaty of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was amended in 1997 by the Kyoto Protocol. The objective of the protocol was the “stabilisation” of greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations (caused by emissions/usage of oil, gas, coal and nuclear material) in the atmosphere by setting a 5-year cap on emissions. However,...

Future Of Development Lies In Your Skills

By 2020, 65% Indians will be under the age of 35, making us the youngest country in the world. A large employable population is an advantage, for it can fulfil the demand for skilled workers across India and globally, as also drive consumption and economic growth. However, this demographic dividend can turn into a...

CSR To Be Compulsory For UAE Companies

UAE companies will have to allocate funds and be involved in social responsibility initiatives by end of 2017, a top official said. To implement the Year of Giving strategy, the Ministry of Economy launched 11 initiatives on Monday to create workplaces that take up philanthropy as part of its core values and helped the government keep a database and monitor the companies' compliance to philanthropy.

From Veggies To Cars: Ethical Consumerism On The Rise In Asia

Climate change, water scarcity and dwindling natural resources are just a few of the serious, long-term environmental challenges facing many countries across Asia Pacific, causing consumers to seek out eco-friendly goods and services. As consumers begin flexing their socially-minded muscles at the cash register, they are demanding more from the brands they buy. For Ford Motor Company, this rising demand...
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