Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

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Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

Hosted by the UN Global Compact, in cooperation with the Rio+20 Secretariat, the UN System and the Global Compact Local Network Brazil, the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want (15-18 June 2012) seeks to bring greater scale and quality to corporate sustainability practices, as a critical contribution to sustainable development. As a showcase for innovation and collaboration, the Forum is designed to be a launching ground for widespread action. With more than 2,500 participants in attendance, the Forum features over 100 sessions focused on six themes central to the Rio+20 agenda: Energy & Climate, Water & Ecosystems, Agriculture & Food, Social Development, Urbanization & Cities, and Economics & Finance.

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Report Highlights Corporate Solutions Toward Sustainable Development
(3BL Media) New York, NY - September 26, 2012 - The UN Global Compact today released Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Overview and Outcomes, which outlines leading corporate practices in key sustainability areas and the wide spectrum of ideas presented at the Forum on...
Sep 26, 2012 12:45 PM ET
Final Business Forum Text Packed with Commitments and Innovations Presented to UN Secretary-General at Rio+20
(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro - June 21, 2012 - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today accepted the full set of outcomes from the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, including a listing of more than 200 business commitments. The Forum, organized by the UN Global...
Jun 21, 2012 4:10 PM ET
Rio+20 Summit Opens with Promises, Criticisms
CNN's Shasta Darlington outlines the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro, including the contribution of the private sector.
Jun 21, 2012 3:15 PM ET
Action Pledges by Business Kick Off Rio Drive for Sustainability Solutions
(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro - June 18, 2012 - The final compilation of voluntary private sector commitments to the Rio+20 process, announced today at the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, surged to 200 and covers areas ranging from low- or no-carbon footprints to re-forestation, business plans for subsistence farmers and renewal of clean, fresh water sources....
Jun 18, 2012 10:15 PM ET
Business Puts in a Bid to Engage in Sustainable Development Goals Process, at Closing of Corporate Sustainability Forum in Rio
(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - June 18, 2012 -  A role for the international business community in identifying and promoting a new set of global goals was endorsed this evening at the Rio+20-aligned private sector forum, and will be forwarded this week to the UN and Heads of State. The proposal to give business a voice in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emerged...
Jun 18, 2012 10:05 PM ET