This post is written by Giselle Weybrecht, advisor, speaker in the areas of sustainability and business and author of The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability. A version this post first appeared on the AACSB blog
What Are the Sustainable Development Goals?
Post2015 – On September 25 this year, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a plan for a path to achieve a better future for all, to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet. A set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 related targets were presented that address the most important economic, social, environmental, and governance challenges and that will help guide national priorities over the next 15 years.
Unlike its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire at the end of 2015, the SDGs were developed through the largest global consultation process ever with a wide range of stakeholders, including business through the UN Global Compact as well as business schools through the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Although progress was made on the MDGs, which started in 2001, the SDGs represent a much more complete path forward and, despite the increased complexity of having 17 goals instead of just seven, look to enjoy a much larger acceptance and push for action, in particular by business. Tiếp tục đọc “The SDGs: why should business schools care?”
TNN – QUANG TRI – Thursday, November 12, 2015 13:37
Ho E Not, head of a village in central Vietnam, has persuaded everyone to stop drinking to build a better life. Photo: Hoang Tao/VnExpress
Ho E Not used to beat his wife and their children whenever she refused to give him money for drinking.
“I was tired every time I came from the field and I craved for some alcohol,” Not told news website VnExpress from the central province of Quang Tri.
But one day, 15 years ago, his youngest child kept crying because there was nothing to eat. It hit him hard. He decided to stop drinking. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnamese villagers beat drinking addiction to end years of poverty”
By Ngoc Minh, TNN
THANH HOA – Sunday, November 15, 2015 11:43
A couple of husband and wife in Thanh Hoa pull their nets at first light of day after sailing out at 3 a.m. Photo: Ngoc MinhA couple of husband and wife in Thanh Hoa pull their nets at first light of day after sailing out at 3 a.m. Photo: Ngoc Minh
In the coastal Hoang Hoa District in the central province of Thanh Hoa, fishing is no longer a male preserve like it is in most places.
Hundreds of women, many of whom suffered from severe seasickness once, accompany their husbands out to sea to make their job easier and help them earn more money from each trip. Tiếp tục đọc “Women in central Vietnam work hard at sea to keep families afloat”
MTG – 05:17 15-11-2015
Bọn khủng bố đã thực hiện chuỗi tội ác theo trình tự thời gian rất gần nhau, bắt đầu từ sân Stade de France để tạo ra hiệu ứng hoảng loạn bao trùm khắp Paris
| Toàn cảnh chuỗi khủng bố tại Paris. Xử lý lại ảnh từ Daily Mail
Tiếp tục đọc “Mô tả toàn cảnh chuỗi khủng bố tại Paris dưới một tấm ảnh”