Sustainable Development

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

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Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations.

UN Oceans Conference side-event showcases private sector solutions to worsening climate impacts

Oceans are under threat from climate change impacts

In what ways can the private sector fight climate change affecting our oceans? With climate change effects on the ocean having a growing impact on economies, food and water security, settlement patterns and human safety and security, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), is joining forces with the World Maritime University (WMU) and the Government of Sweden to host discussions on the role of the private sector in providing practical solutions to address the problem.

ICC Merchants of Peace recognised

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ICC Executive Board member Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani and former Board Member of ICC UK Kenneth Gardener have become the latest recipients of the prestigious ICC Merchants of Peace Award.

Expert opinion: How technology can catalyze sustainable development

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Considering emerging technologies to be only beneficial for facilitating high-tech business processes and improving lifestyles for those in developed countries is a common misconception that could limit the potential benefits of these innovations for developing economies.

Business rallies in support of COP21 agreement at Le Bourget

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With pressure mounting for UN negotiators to reach a global deal as the COP21 climate talks approach the halfway mark, business representatives taking part in today’s official COP21 Business and Industry (BINGO) Day have called on governments to seal a deal that will work with the private sector and help them do more to meet the climate challenge.