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Pernod Ricard joins the ‘New Plastics Economy’ Global Commitment

Pernod Ricard announced its commitment to contribute to establishing a new plastics economy, by becoming a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. As part of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, signatories are expected to report on their progress against individual pledges, with the aim to help...
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Water.org, Bank of America Expand Partnership to Bring Safe Water to India and Brazil

Without a home water tap, Manjula had no choice but to carry an 8-10 kilo water container back and forth each day to a community water tank about a kilometre from her home. Water.org discovered that something keeping moms like Manjula from providing safe water for their families was a lack of access to...
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Godrej & Boyce, WorldGBC join hands to accelerate the dialogue on net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific Region

Godrej & Boyce has partnered with WorldGBC’s Asia Pacific Regional Network as a Corporate Activity Partner to advance the dialogue on accelerating the uptake of net zero carbon buildings in the Asia Pacific region. The signing ceremony was attended by WorldGBC Chair, Lisa Bate and Godrej & Boyce’s’s Electricals & Electronics business’s COO, George Menezes...
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CSR: Philanthropy In Asia Has Rich Potential

Rising wealth in Asia is one of the biggest economic stories of the 21st century. We are witnessing enormous societal change as hundreds of millions leave behind a life of poverty. As prominent Asian philanthropists Ratan Tata and Ronnie Chan have written, these changes raise some fundamental questions: What does it mean to be part...

Global Forum on Human Settlements calls for urban innovation toward achieving SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda

The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) 2018 concluded today at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok as participants gathered to commemorate World Cities Day. The two-day meeting organized under the theme Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda drew over 400...
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The CSR Journal columnist amongst Asia’s 26 Top Sustainability Superwomen

Namita Vikas, Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking, YES BANK has been included in ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen’ list curated by CSRWorks, Singapore. A regular columnist for The CSR Journal, Vikas has been recognized for leading the sustainability initiatives at YES BANK under its ‘Responsible Banking’ ethos and contributing to...
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More Than 700 New Student Commitments to Action

This weekend, more than 1,000 college and university students from across the country and around the world came together at the University of Chicago for the 11th annual CGI University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 700 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges. New commitments this year include efforts to combat...
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Shantha Biotechnics’ polio vaccine ShanIPV gets WHO prequalification status

Sanofi Pasteur said on Wednesday its inactivated polio vaccine ShanIPV has received prequalification status from the World Health Organization (WHO). The status qualifies ShanIPV vaccine for purchase by the United Nations' agencies, Sanofi Pasteur and Shantha Biotechnics said in a joint statement. The polio vaccine has been developed by Sanofi Pasteur's arm Shantha Biotechnics. Shantha Biotechnics Executive...
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Financial Services Brands Promote Meaningful Spending

Financial services brands are helping customers let their money do the talking, by facilitating spending and investment with a positive impact. While people want to support brands with a positive impact, they don’t always have time to scrutinize every individual purchase. Now, financial services brands are stepping in, with payment tracking, analysis and investment tools...

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to improve data and statistics to drive sustainable development policies

Countries in Asia and the Pacific on Friday adopted a declaration that will strengthen national statistical systems to present a more complete picture of the region's development, and support good governance, health and human rights. The declaration, ‘Navigating Policy with Data to Leave No One Behind,’ was agreed at the United Nations Economic and Social...
Paul Polman

Sustainable Capitalism Rising

Kraft Heinz’s shock $143 billion bid for Unilever in February 2017 was pitched by many as a clash of cultures. Kraft Heinz is backed by 3G Capital, a Brazilian private equity firm with a reputation for cost cutting and a clear eye for efficiency. Unilever practices a much more conscious form of capitalism, one...
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Google is searching for a way to be zero emissions all the time

With its sizeable purchase of renewables, Google says it’s currently matching all of its total energy use with clean energy sources. But when you hear a company like Google say, “We’re 100% renewable energy,” it usually means that it is, on balance, buying as much clean, renewable energy (wind, solar, etc.) as it is...

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