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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...
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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...
Ericsson dollar

Ericsson and employees donate nearly $1 million to UNICEF’s COVID-19 humanitarian response in India

To help address urgent healthcare needs in India brought about by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, networking and telecom company Ericsson announced its support to UNICEF’s COVID-19 humanitarian response in the country. Ericsson made an upfront donation to UNICEF and launched a month-long company matching employee donation drive globally in...
Rhinos - Forevermark CSR project

Diamond brand Forevermark on track to achieve the 12 Building Forever Goals in the new decade

Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group that has made a long-term commitment to take care of the natural environment and focus on ‘Building Forever’, is on track to achieve the 12 sustainability goals in the coming decade. These goals include leading ethical practices across the industry, partnering for thriving communities, protecting...
Kenya delegation

Kenya donates 12 tonnes of tea and coffee towards Indian Corona warriors

The Republic of Kenya on Wednesday donated a 12-tonne consignment of tea and coffee to the Indian Red Cross Society as relief for the COVID warriors in the pandemic affected regions of the western state of Maharashtra. The consignment was donated by Willy Bett, the High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya and received by...
Canva Co-founders

Aussie Tech for India pledges $400,000 in medical support to India

Australian graphic designing platform Canva, together with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Airtree Ventures, and Blackbird Ventures, launches Aussie Tech for India – a joint philanthropic program to raise awareness and provide both financial and logistical support for the sourcing and purchasing of oxygen and other medical supplies in India. The world is in the middle of a...
AIA building

AIA Supports India In COVID Crisis with $2.5 Million Contribution

AIA Group Limited has contributed US$2.5 million to support relief efforts in India, where waves of coronavirus infections have now claimed the lives of over 300,000 people. Bill Lisle, AIA’s Regional Chief Executive and Group Chief Distribution Officer, said: “In light of the raging COVID pandemic in India, and in solidarity with Tata AIA Life’s...
Pfizer global report

Global Report: Pfizer is a Socially Responsible Vaccine Producer

As the COVID-19 pandemic magnifies disparities for underserved communities, Pfizer is working to address the complex issues we face as a global society and create a healthier, more equitable world for all. Through partnerships and programmes, this biopharmaceutical industry leader is seeking to expand affordable access to breakthrough medicines and vaccines, particularly among underserved...

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