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These Plastic-Free Water Pods Were Handed Out to London Marathon Runners

Why Global Citizens Should Care  The UN’s Global Goals address the urgent need to be more environmentally-friendly under several of the goals, including Goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities, Goal 12 for responsible consumption and production, and Goal 14 to protect life below water. Join the movement by taking action here to help protect […]
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Impact Investment: What It Is, and How It Can Make You Money While Also ‘Saving the World’

Why Global Citizens Should Care According to the World Bank, up to 80% of the funding needed to achieve the UN’s Global Goals and end extreme poverty is going to need to come from the private sector — and that includes us. Everyday people engaging with our finances, according to experts, is absolutely crucial in […]
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ClimateCare Wins Second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

Climate and Sustainable Development expert ClimateCare has won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise – for ‘exceptional contributions to sustainable development.’ It is one of just six organisations across the UK to win an award in this category. ClimateCare, the number one ranked B Corp in the UK, has reduced carbon emissions by 33 million […]
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Nurturing Nature Will Be Crucial To The Future Health Of Wine, Beer And Spirits Producers

Solar panels at a vineyard in Livermore Valley, California. Getty When you think of companies and sectors that need to prepare for the consequences of climate change and environmental issues, the usual suspects are the likes of mining companies, oil and gas groups, electricity generators and carmakers. Not drinks groups. But beer, wine and spirits […]
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Storage: The Energy Transition’s Flexible Friend

Is storage the Holy Grail of the energy transition? Maybe. Certainly, a critical missing link in the quest for decarbonization. If intermittent solar and wind generation can be complemented by competitively priced storage, the power sector can rid itself of its dependency on fossil fuels. Investors, among them utilities, oil majors and private equity, have […]
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MOOCs for Sustainable Development: SDSN and SDG Academy announce 2019 Awards of Excellence

Background In 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious and universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that people everywhere enjoy peace and prosperity. The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which operates under the auspices of the UN […]
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PlayHard GiveBack: The Social Enterprise That’s Changing the Game

Entrepreneur Partners With Athletes Passionate About Their Sport and the World Around Them Written by Alison Klein In ancient Greece the Olympic ceremony was linked to the cult of Zeus, and though athletes were (obviously) mortal, victory immortalized them. We don’t involve Zeus in today’s athletic festivities, but there’s still a sense of awe and admiration elicited […]
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UK Reveals Over 50 Ways Satellites Can Tackle Global Issues Like Deforestation and Illegal Fishing

Why Global Citizens Should Care  As climate change intensifies around the world, extreme weather is putting people’s lives and livelihoods at risks, while oceans and forests are changing. Data collected from space can help monitor these changes and inform responses to them. The United Nations’ Global Goal 15 for life on land calls on governments to protect forests […]
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Smithfield Foods and RAE Partner to Produce Renewable Energy while Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment

 Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in Missouri will have […]
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Single-Use Plastics Could Soon Be Eliminated in Canberra

Why Global Citizens Should Care Each year, Australians use an estimated 3.5 billion single-use plastic straws, 7.8 billion plastic bags, and 1 billion disposable coffee cups. Should Australia, and the rest of the world, continue its waste habits, there will be 12 million kilograms of plastic waste in the environment by 2050. Global Citizen campaigns […]
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Moving the Needle on the SDGs

B the Change Weekly: April 26, 2019 Delivered on Fridays, B the Change Weekly delivers the most important and most relevant stories about people using business as a force for good. The newsletter features a weekly note from the B the Change team alongside insight and context on the stories we share here on Medium. Below […]
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Blockchain Is The Next Big Thing For Renewable Energy

Blockchain has been touted as the next big technological advance – impacting everything from online transactions to e-government. But what does it mean for renewable energy? Essentially an online register that securely stores information, blockchain serves as a repertoire of knowledge accessible to everyone. Rather than being controlled by one entity, blockchain is spread across multiple computers and […]
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