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DNV GL: Business a key activist in turning global risks into opportunities

From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks – such as youth unemployment and the global food crisis – are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. These findings and more are revealed in the 2016 Global Opportunity Report, released by DNV GL

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Ban Ki- Moon presents UN annual report

Image credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented his annual report on the work of the Organization at the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session. His key message was 'that ''when we stand together, there is no limit to what we can achieve''Facing a world where inequality is growing, trust is fading, and impatience with leadership can be seen and felt far and wide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon set the stage for 70th General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly today with a call to “translate promises on paper to action on the ground” by backing a bold new sustainability agenda that aims to wipe out poverty and build a sustainable future for all.“Our aim is clear. Our mission is possible. And our destination is in our sights: an end to extreme poverty by 2030; a life of peace and dignity for all,” the Secretary-General declared, noting that this session of the General Assembly had opened with a “towering achievement”: the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for, including 17 inspiring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).What counts now is translating those promises on paper into real change, said the UN chief, adding: “We owe this and much ...

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