Commonly used schemes such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, B Corp certifications and the Global Reporting Initiative fail to hold businesses accountable on their green targets.
As global acute food insecurity increases, severe wasting — which already affects 13.6 million children — is expected to rise with it. Treating wasting requires specialized nutrition and medical care.
Responding to societal challenges and promoting sustainable development is an especially pressing concern for African universities.
Our research shows the world is not on track to achieve any of the Sustainable Development Goals. But with decisive action, we can still achieve a fairer, more sustainable and prosperous future.
Halfway to the SDGs’ 2030 deadline, countries have made progress, but most are struggling to meet all 17 goals. The US is no exception.
Genetically modified crops are increasing yield and food security in developed countries, but in Africa, a lack of adoption is limiting success.
After almost half a century, the United Nations has waded back into the murky world of water policy. But one of the ideas following this year’s international meeting has been shot down.
Cities are where solutions are found – but also where perils are amplified when we fail to act.
Kenya’s experienced fast population growth and urbanisation - this has brought about some big challenges.
The strategy’s core mission should be to ensure everyone in Australia has adequate housing. That requires 950,000 social and affordable rental dwellings to be built by 2041, dwarfing current targets.
In the fact of economic uncertainty, one question remains: Is it worth investing in a more sustainable Canada, or will it become just another economic burden?
Fostering emotional intelligence in entrepreneurs could help Canada meet its sustainable development goals.
Our largest cities, home to 80% of the population, are central to achieving sustainability in a time of climate change. The federal government has begun to act on the need for coherent urban policies.
For young people seeking to engage with the world’s most critical challenges, the UN Sustainable Development Goals can serve as an entry point. The arts open up possibilities to take action.
The development effectiveness of these investments could be enhanced by, among other things, greater transparency or better impact measurement.
The Canadian government’s proposed employee ownership trust could have positive impacts that go beyond workers and businesses.
The water crisis is a women’s crisis. Women need to be equal partners in the process of creating more just and effective water governance systems.
It’s a crucial time for the World Bank, with growing calls for reform and sky-high expectations of what one leader needs to do. A former World Bank official explains the challenges ahead.
The UK is among countries cutting international aid payments, which could affect the world in four key areas: poverty, extremism, democracy and refugees.
The bottled water industry can undermine progress of projects aimed at creating safe-water systems for all, by redirecting attention to a less reliable, less affordable option.