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Doctor’s Fight Against Genital Cutting Earns Him Mandela Prize

Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté was awarded the 2020 Mandela Prize by the U.N. for his work fighting against harmful practices against women.An estimated...

Mandela Prize Laureate Urges Free Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

Marianna Vardinoyannis was awarded the 2020 Mandela Prize by the United Nations. She is being recognized for her humanitarian work, including expanding access...

Nature-First Recovery Would Spark $10.1T in New Business, WEF Says

Recovery from COVID-19 focusing on positive environmental changes would create $10.1 trillion in business opportunities, World Economic Forum says. Transition would require $2.7...

U.N.-Backed Investor Group Calls for a ‘Green Recovery’ From COVID-19

Participants in a virtual conference held by the Principles for Responsible Investment and others urged the world to use an estimated $20...

U.N.’s COVID-19 Response May Mobilize Impact Investors

The U.N. launched a COVID-19 plan to end the pandemic and rebuild a post-virus economy.  Secretary-General Guterres says the pandemic is signaling the...

Britain Accelerates Fossil-Fuel Car Ban As Upcoming Climate Summit Focuses Attention...

The U.K., planning to host a global climate summit in November, said it is banning the sale of new fossil fuel–burning cars...

Locust Swarms Invading Africa Threaten Food and Jobs As U.N. Sees...

Vast clouds of locusts swarming across East Africa, a plague that global officials are linking to climate change, show no signs of...

United Nations, Protected by Diplomatic Immunity, Covered Up Huge Data Breach...

The United Nations failed to disclose a huge data breach that began last summer and compromised dozens of servers, staff records, health...

The Promise and Limits of SDGs as Guidelines for the Impact...

When every government in the world and a kaleidoscope of private stakeholders negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they had no...

UN Emissions Report Calls for ‘Deeper, Faster Cuts’ in Greenhouse Gasses...

The world needs to cut greenhouse gas emissions nearly 8% a year over the next 10 years to avert temperatures rising to...

IMF Official Says $500 Billion Needed for Emerging Countries to Meet...

Half a trillion dollars may be the minimum amount of investments developing countries will need if the world intends to meet the...

Amid Noise, Fintech Emerged as Bright Spot at U.N. General Assembly

Beyond gloomy headlines about a scolding 16-year old activist to leaders acknowledging failure to make meaningful progress on climate change, you may...

At the UN, Cities See Themselves in Vanguard of Solving Climate...

Key Takeaway: Science for 1.5C Cities, a side-event held in UN’s basement...

Clean Air Fund Launched With $50 Million at U.N. Summit, Highlighting...

A handful of European philanthropies have banded together to create the Clean Air Fund to support projects combatting air pollution, and to...

Time to Prepare for Nuclear Winter: Author Bryan Walsh

A nuclear-powered explosion in northern Russia on August 8 bore frightening similarities to the Chernobyl disaster three decades ago because of government...

UN Climate Report’s Warnings and Opportunities, in 5 Takeaways

A grim U.N. report detailing the effects of climate change on food production warns that without large-scale change, food across the globe...

Now Is The Time for Private Equity to Combat Climate Change:...

With the increasing pace of natural disasters worldwide, the time is ripe for investors to act on climate change, according to Georgie...

15-Year-Old’s Startup Making Waves by Using Sound to Fight Fires

While 15-year-old Joshua Gao sees a future in his sound waves-based fire extinguishing company, many steps lie ahead before its ready for...

Swell Investing, PacLife Impact Platform, Closes After Inability to “Achieve Scale”

Pacific Life Insurance’s impact investing platform Swell, which sought to align offerings with the U.N. Sustainability Goals, said this week it would...

Morgan Stanley Pushes for Progress in Social Impact Investing

Morgan Stanley doesn’t want to be left behind, as socially responsible investing is gaining momentum in the United States and beyond.
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