The year 2015 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years for environmental/sustainability policy in our lifetimes. In May, the Vatican published the Papal encyclical Laudato Si, a moral reference point for examining climate change; in August, the U.S. government announced its final greenhouse gas controls for a broader Clean Power Plan; in September the UN will launch its sustainable development goals; and beginning on November 30 in Paris, the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 21) will hold its 21st session with the expectation of achieving a new agreement to limit future greenhouse gas emissions. Read the full article here.
World Environment Center has announced updated criteria for its
Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable
Development to reflect advances in corporate sustainability. The new
criteria raise the bar for companies seeking to demonstrate success in
sustainability leadership and address the following issues: 1) corporate
sustainability commitment in governance, strategy, operations and
products; 2) industry innovation; and 3) international sustainability
leadership. Companies applying for the Award for 2016 are invited to read more in the press release
and updated application process
On Sept 21-22, members of La Red de Pathways Challenge gathered at The Grand Forum in Miami together with foundations, impact investors, government representatives, thought leaders, corporations, and NGOs to build skills and explore shared challenges and opportunities for scaling solutions for business in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Forum kicked off with a closed session of workshops designed specifically for the members of La Red to focus on skills for scaling solutions and ideas locally, nationally, and regionally. On the second day, the members engaged with stakeholders in discussions and interactive exercises of new ideas to find solutions and potential partnerships. To learn more about La Red, please visit www.lareddepathways.com.