Today at a virtual event, P4G announced FINISH Mondial as its 2020 State-of-the-Art Partnership of the Year for scaling safe sanitation access to more than 5 million people across six countries, with an innovative self-sustaining model that involves both the demand and supply side of access. To help multistakeholder partnerships like this increase their impact, World Resources Institute (WRI) also released a new report today that identifies four key success factors to transformative partnerships that can advance sustainable development around the world.
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The global ocean is a busy, fragmented place that contributes $1.5 trillion in added economic value. Business as usual will not deliver the long-term ocean health and wealth we need. What's required is a balance between production and protection, people and ocean and an improved response to the needs of all ocean users.
To manage the twin threats of the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, building resilience against both is imperative and urgent. We are going to have to multitask on this one, as delay will cost lives and livelihoods.
In this critical year for climate action, more than 800 companies have committed to set science-based targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. This is a hopeful sign, but not enough. Financial institutions are the vital link to enable the system-wide change we need.
As we approach the Year of the Rat and begin a new 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac, three profound challenges face the world: how to build a more stable and efficient trading system, tackle climate change and protect biodiversity. China has a pivotal role to play in all three.
Here are four things all asset managers can do to act on climate in 2020.
A coalition of ten major palm oil producers and buyers are collaborating to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).
If we really want to solve the climate crisis, the time has come for companies to push for federal policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And that means making sure trade associations are on board with climate action.
The world's largest asset management firm is one of the most powerful investors in the world. Despite last year's declaration of a shift towards sustainability, BlackRock still has a ways to go before sustainability can be called one of its core principles.
Public-private collaboration must upend the current paradigm of waste management and replace it with a circular economy that is regenerative by design.