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Pathways to Low-Carbon & Resilient Development Solutions Platform
Aimed at mobilizing the private sector to become a catalyst for enhancing and deepening country-level action to meet the ambitions set out by the Paris Agreement and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Building on the decade’s work of Caring for Climate, the platform will provide companies the opportunity to make progress on scaling responsible climate action that contributes to the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and national SDG plans. Practically, the platform seeks to provide a safe space for companies to review, re-align, and recalibrate their corporate goals, strategies, and public policy efforts to inform and ramp up climate ambition into the development plans of governments.(2016)
Standards support UN Sustainable Development Goals
The group of experts that develops ISO 14001, the world’s most recognized framework for environmental management systems, has been awarded the Lawrence D. Eicher Award for excellence in technical work. The distinction, which recognizes the significant contribution of an ISO technical committee or subcommittee to the development of International Standards, was presented at the 39th ISO General Assembly, running this week in Beijing, China.
IWA 18:2016, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies
IWA 18:2016, Framework for integrated community-based life-long health and care services in aged societies – developed to help address the challenges posed by an ageing population, such as healthcare, well-being and combatting isolation. IWA 18 gives guidance on the key principles identified as essential for future investment, and covers areas such as the medical needs of the elderly, personal care, daily living tasks, maintaining relationships and community involvement, and keeping safe.
The upcoming standard ISO 20700, Guidelines for management consultancy services
The upcoming standard ISO 20700, Guidelines for management consultancy services, aims to help consultancies and their clients improve transparency and understanding in their consultancy projects in order to achieve better business results. It is currently under development and has just reached the Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, meaning ISO members have the opportunity to vote and comment on the text before it goes to final draft and publication.
World Bank Group and ISO partnership highlights how countries benefit from international standards
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the World Bank Group announced (10 Mach 2016) the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help increase countries’ awareness and involvement in the development, adoption and use of international standards that promote open, fair and transparent trade.
Creating Sustainable Companies Summit
The summit will examine best practice and policy for sustainable corporate governance, based on the emerging consensus that companies should focus on creating long-term value while contributing to societal and environmental sustainability. The event will bring together leading thinkers, businesses, policymakers and civil society to chart the way to the next generation of corporations.
The results for the 2016 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index.
The Global 100 process begins each year on October 1, when the starting universe for the index is established. Companies in the starting universe are put through four screens, and the companies that emerge constitute the Global 100 Shortlist. Companies in the Shortlist are then scored on the priority KPIs for their particular GICS Industry. The top overall performers from each GICS Sector are named to the final Global 100, subject to the number of slots reserved for each GICS Sector.
CSR Europe's GA, 18 June, and the 'Last Call to Europe 2020' conference, 19 June
With five years remaining until 2020, this conference is a “Last Call” to get on board with Enterprise 2020, CSR Europe’s flagship initiative for enterprises to contribute to achieving Europe 2020 objectives for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe.
Global Impact Report Shows Diversity, Changing Dynamics of Global Philanthropy
The report (15 Dec 2014) outlines Global Impact’s efforts and accomplishments over the past fiscal year. “We are proud of the many strides Global Impact has made this year,” said Scott Jackson, Global Impact president and CEO. “The world of global philanthropy continues to evolve—and we are honored to be a leader in this field as new trends emerge. Our activities over the past year reflect our mission: to build partnerships and raise resources for the world’s most vulnerable people. We continue to support and partner with nonprofit and for-profit organizations on our collective goal to make a positive difference in the lives of people in need around the world.”
Corporate Governance Mentor Programme
Corporate Governance, all about commitment, transparency, fairness and ethical business practices has lately become a pre-requisite for attaining growth worldwide. While a majority of stakeholders and market analysts trust the Companies following good Corporate Governance practices, many others are denied true recognition even though they have worthy potential, due to lack in governance initiatives. Without undermining its importance, we must realize that the concept has no boundaries

 
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