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Global Forum on Human Settlements calls for urban innovation toward achieving SDG 11

The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) 2018 concluded at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok as participants gathered to commemorate World Cities Day on October 31. The two-day meeting organized under the theme Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda drew...
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Mountain Gorillas Come Back From Edge of Extinction

A decade ago, there were just 680 mountain gorillas in the wild. Today, there are more a 1,000 thanks to conservation efforts, a historic recovery for the slow-breeding species, according to the International Union of Concerned Scientists (IUCN). While the gorillas are still considered “endangered,” not yet out of the range of extinction, their status...
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LANXESS to strengthen its Indian production sites

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is strengthening its asset base in India. The company plans to invest up to INR 1250 crores till 2023. Focus areas of the investment will be the businesses for chemical intermediates, high-performance plastics and water treatment products. LANXESS had already invested a sizeable amount in India over the years, among others...
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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...
Ratan Tata

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...
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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...
Namita Vikas, YES Bank

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...
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