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Are sustainability and climate action the same thing?

There isn't really a day that goes by where we don’t hear something mentioned about either how we can live more sustainably, how the climate is changing or that we need to do something about it. The fact that we are bombarded with so much information tells us that these things are important, but the

Measuring impact: sustainable development is not a hard science

How to assess the impact of a responsible investment approach? Some indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs) are contradictory and the logic of a product’s “life cycle” is complex. The difficulty of the exercise is like a pretext for inaction. By Ladislas Smia, co-responsible for Mirova’s research, and Philippe Zaouati, Mirova’s Managing Director. For a

11 Million People Now Have Jobs In Renewable Energy

Eleven million people around the world were employed by the renewable energy sector in 2018, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reports in the sixth edition of their Renewable Energy and Jobs series. This represents an increase of 700,000 jobs from 2017, growing nearly 7% in just one year. The greatest growth came from countries like Malaysia,

The Role of Business in Education for Sustainable Development

Education is at the heart of human progress and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It enables people to build better lives and equips business and society to address our world’s interconnected issues and opportunities. A new report launched today demonstrates how business can help people gain the skills and knowledge to advance sustainable development, navigate the

World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty

The war in Syria and a population surge in sub-Saharan Africa have undermined efforts to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty, the World Bank has said. In its annual report, the Washington-based development agency said the proportion of people living in such conditions had fallen to a new low of 10% in 2015 –

Partnerships for the goals: Governments, non-profits and private investors working together to make a greater impact

The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set up in 2015 to guide governments, businesses and individuals on how best to do just that, with specific targets to reach by 2030. "To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that, we need strong,