The 5 Big Ideas

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„We are once again in dark, difficult, daunting times, but if we have these four: truth, solidarity, strategy and responsibility, there will be brighter times ahead.” Timothy Garton Ash The online discussions of the 24th Forum 2000 Conference “A New World Emerging? Restoring Responsibility and Solidarity” were fruitful, diverse and very dynamic. However, summarizing the meeting outcomes, we have identified 5 areas which we call “The 5 Big Ideas”. Regarding the following […]

Online Festival of Democracy 2020

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We kicked off the accompanying program of the Forum 2000 Conference, Festival of democracy, on Friday October 9, 2020, with the online discussion „New World Emerging?“. The day after, on October 10, we followed up with the debate on „The role of human rights in foreign policy“ which was, among others, attended by the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tomáš Petříček. This event was organized in cooperation with the Political Science Club FSS CUNI. The Czech Republic is often […]

Business groups call on UK Government for an ambitious NDC that aligns with net zero target

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A number of organisations have written to the Prime Minister to urge him to announce an ambitious Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the UK.   A number of organisations including The Aldersgate Group, the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group and the Institutional Investors’ Group on Climate Change – have written to the Prime Minister […]

CBI: Covid-19 provides pathway to future of carbon reduction

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An emerging, positive picture of how businesses will operate following the global pandemic has been revealed in a special survey by CBI/Ipsos MORI.   An emerging, positive picture of how businesses will operate following the global pandemic has been revealed in a special survey by CBI/Ipsos MORI. Published before the CBI’s Annual Conference, the poll of 573 businesses, sponsored by Accenture and Hays Recruitment, […]

NGO Market online: Week for the non-profit sector

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We invite you to join us at the NGO Market 2020 which takes place exclusively online this year! During November 2–6, 2020, there will be a “Week for the non-profit sector”. During this week, we will introduce the non-profit organizations through a series of short video stories. The week for the non-profit sector will be complemented by an accompanying program, including online discussions, webinars, workshops and film screening. We will focus on topics such as education, social services or environmental challenges. Please, find […]

NYC strengthens Climate Mobilization Act building requirements

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Dive Brief: The New York City Council voted Thursday to strengthen provisions of the Climate Mobilization Act on buildings’ emissions and the city’s efforts to educate building owners on how they can reach their goals. The new law would require buildings with less than 35% of units under rent regulation to comply with the Climate Mobilization […]

Global cities join forces to support the ‘creative economy’

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Dive Brief: The World Cities Culture Forum (WCCF) on Wednesday announced the selection of 18 global cities to participate in its Leadership Exchange Program, designed to support culture and the “global creative economy.” The program is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Google Arts & Culture. The selected cities will participate in seven collaborative exchanges to […]

Advancing electrification in ride-hailing in India: A BluSmart case study

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WBCSD has launched a new report documenting the electric vehicle (EV) deployment experience of India’s first all-electric car ride-hailing company – BluSmart. The report highlights key learnings and practical steps for businesses to adopt and scale electric fleets. By outlining the business case for EV adoption in the ride-hailing market, this resource is an important tool […]

COVID-19 outlook for electric vehicles in India

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Like many other markets, the electric vehicle market in India has been hit hard by the pandemic. While managing the immediate effects of the crisis, companies and governments also need to build resilience to upcoming shocks. This article takes stock of the recent market developments and proposes a trajectory for building forward better. Every year […]

Wastewater Zero: A call to action for business to raise ambition for SDG 6.3

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Geneva/New Delhi, 23 September 2020: Industrial wastewater pollution is a key water risk for businesses and its operations. The cost of ‘business as usual’ far outweighs the cost of action to fix the problems linked to industrial wastewater pollution and misses opportunities for business to make progress on biodiversity, climate change and water security to […]