Sustainable Development Impact Meetings are taking place 19-23 September
The meetings are answering UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for concrete recommendation and action
The meetings will bring together communities of purpose, which integrate business leaders, policy-makers, international and civil society organizations, innovators and entrepreneurs

The meetings bring together business leaders, policy-makers, international and civil society organizations and entrepreneurs to drive commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals
They answer UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for action “to bring hope to a fractured world and increase efforts to fight the climate crisis”
The World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Meetings opened in New York today as world leaders arrive in the city for the United Nations General Assembly. The meetings follow UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ call on world leaders “to bring hope to a fractured world and increase efforts to fight the climate crisis”. Action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has never been more crucial.

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), the leading certification authority in sustainable printing, announced today that the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), a non-governmental organization (NGO) working with policymakers, utilities, and others around the world to improve the policy climate for renewable development, has joined the SGP community as a Resource Partner.

The initiative aims to work with leaders in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador on environmental, social and governance metrics.

The adoption of ESG metrics and disclosures can enhance the private sector's contribution to improving socioeconomic conditions and environmental resilience, attracting investment and fostering trade opportunities.
ESG reporting can contribute locally to benefit the people and the planet, advance prosperity and improve governance in accordance with the objectives of the Partnership for Central America.
The Guatemalan Grupo Mariposa adopted the World Economic Forum global metrics framework, the first company in Central America to incorporate the metrics in its reports.

Survey findings reveal 40% of people who choose not to invest make this decision because they simply don’t know how. Roughly 70% of all respondents would be more likely to invest, or invest more, with expanded financial education.
The study finds addressing gaps in financial literacy, as well as improving tailored advice and product awareness, can improve market participation and investment behaviour.
Among those surveyed globally, those investing are skewing younger, with as many as 70% under 45. Most are also primarily looking to build long-term financial security through their investments.
New research from the World Economic Forum finds that 40% of non-investors have chosen not to invest because they do not know how or find it too confusing. Furthermore, roughly 70% of people would be more likely to invest, or invest more, with expanded financial education

Lighter and lighter packaging that requires less material and raw materials - and at the same time we consume more and more of it per year. How can that be? The Society for Packaging Market Research (GVM) is also looking into this. In a current study, it examines the development of the total consumption of packaging between 1991 and 2020 - and what influences it. Because between 1991 and 2020, the amount of packaging increased by 14 per cent (which corresponds to 1 million tonnes).

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