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UN survey: Progress in streamlining trade procedures continues despite COVID-19 crisis

Countries across the globe are continuing to move towards a seamless and efficient trading environment, within and beyond national borders, by simplifying and digitalizing formalities in international trading, helping to sustain international trade despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released today by the United Nations regional commissions. The United...
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Experian employees globally raise Rs. 5.5 crores for communities impacted by COVID-19

To support vulnerable communities most impacted by COVID-19, Experian, the world’s leading global information services company, rallied together in a global employee fundraising drive. The fundraising drive resulted in INR 5.5 crores being raised for communities impacted by COVID-19 and various non-government organisations (NGOs) that are helping vulnerable communities navigate the pandemic. Experian also matched...
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Food Waste Could Change the Future of Fashion, Says New Report

Rice straw, banana stems and other agricultural waste could soon go from farmer’s fields to the fashion runway. A new study shows that there are enough usable agricultural residue streams from farming in South and Southeast Asia for the production of natural fiber textiles at scale. Spinning Future Threads, from the Institute for Sustainable Communities...
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Top Companies for CSR in The United States of America

The United States of America is the third-largest country in terms of its area and houses the third-largest population in the world. The country is known to have a hegemony across the world, as its currency is used as the standard currency for all foreign trade. The USA popularly referred to as ‘The States’...
Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Takes Action Against Climate Change with Creation of Long-Term Strategy and Goal to Reach Carbon Neutrality

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., a leading global cruise company that operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands,has announced the creation of its long-term climate action strategy and goal to reach carbon neutrality through reducing carbon intensity, identifying and investing in technology including exploring alternative fuels and implementing...
UAE CSR

Top Companies for CSR in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is situated in the Southeast of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia. In December 1971, the UAE became a federation of six emirates – Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al-Quwain, and Fujairah, while the seventh emirate, Ras Al Khaimah, joined the federation in 1972. The United Arab...
Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai and UN Global Compact to co-curate SDG-focused business forum

Expo 2020 Dubai and the United Nations Global Compact are joining forces to hold a Sustainable Development Goals Business Forum during Expo’s Global Goals Week (16-22 January 2022), to unite businesses and spur further action towards a sustainable and inclusive future. Announced at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the collaboration reflects a shared...
Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai and United Nations Global Compact join forces to enhance impact of Sustainable Business

Expo 2020 Dubai and the United Nations Global Compact are joining forces to hold a Sustainable Development Goals Business Forum during Expo’s Global Goals Week (16-22 January 2022), to unite businesses and spur further action towards a sustainable and inclusive future. Announced today at this year’s UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the collaboration reflects a shared and...
Artis Bērtulis, Ambassador of Latvia to India

Govt of Latvia and UNDP India join hands to ensure the availability of critical medical equipment in Nagaland

As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put the burden on the Indian health system, the need for critical medical supplies and facilities remains an area of focus. The Government of Latvia has contributed $60,000 for the procurement of critical medical equipment, as part of the broader European Union's assistance to India’s...
Julius Baer

Swiss banking corporation Julius Baer donates $1.4 million to Indian NGOs for critical Covid relief

Julius Baer today announced a $1.4 million (approximately 10.5 crore rupees) commitment to support critical COVID-19 relief programmes to help households and families severely impacted by the second wave of the pandemic in India. The Swiss bank has pledged to make donations that will be equitably distributed to three NGOs: Apnalya (a Mumbai-based NGO working...
Niti Aayog

India Ranks 117 on its SDG Performance: Report

According to the State of India’s Environment Report 2021, the country’s rank has dropped by two places from last year to 117 on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted as a part of the 2030 agenda by 193 United Nations member states in 2015. However, as per the Niti Aayog’s SDG Index, the...
Ocean Plastic

ESCAP and Partners Launch Science-Based e-Learning Course to Tackle Marine Plastic Litter

Today, on World Oceans Day, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and partners are launching an e-learning course to help reduce the impact of plastic pollution. As part of the Closing the Loop project, the course, entitled Cities and Marine Plastic Pollution: Building a Circular Economy, demonstrates state-of-the-art technologies...

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