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May 31, 2012 – (via International Labour Organization) The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative. Continue reading>>

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May 31, 2012 – London - Accenture joins as Sponsor of the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “We are very pleased to be working with Accenture on the World Green Summit. Their insight into sustainability is very important to our stakeholders, so that we can all progress sustainable development and create a prosperous global green economy.”

About Accenture: Accenture Sustainability Services helps organizations achieve substantial improvement in performance and value for their stakeholders. We help clients leverage their assets and capabilities to drive innovation and profitable growth while striving for a positive economic, environmental and social impact. We work with clients across industries and geographies to integrate sustainability approaches into their business strategies, operating models and critical processes. Our holistic approach encompasses strategy, design and execution to increase revenue, reduce cost, manage risk and enhance brand, reputation and intangible assets. We also help clients develop deep insights on sustainability issues. Find out more at: www.accenture.com/sustainability.

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May 30, 2012 – London & Rio de Janeiro - The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development joins as Partners for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is great news to have the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development involved in our summit as it is our goal to engage the Brazilian business community and build a sustainable future.

About The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development: The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997, to promote the sustainable development among companies that are in Brazil. Gathering the biggest businesses groups, CEBDS is the Brazilian representative on the World Business Council for Sustainable Development network. First Brazilian institution to talk about sustainability using the triple bottom line approach, CEBDS is today a reference on the vanguard of sustainable development both for companies and government. It is recognized as business main representative in leading a revolutionary changing process: to transform a traditional economic model into a new paradigm. For more information, please visit www.cebds.org.br.

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May 30, 2012 – London - CNBC join as Global TV Partner for the World Green Summit (www.worldgreensummit.org)–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

About CNBC: CNBC is the leading global broadcaster of live business and financial news and information, reporting directly from the major financial markets around the globe with three regional networks including CNBC in US, CNBC in EMEA and CNBC in Asia Pacific. CNBC.com is the preeminent financial news source on the web, featuring an unprecedented amount of video, real-time market analysis, web-exclusive live video and analytical financial tools. CNBC is dedicated to CEOs, senior corporate executives; the financial services industry and private investors. Globally, the channel is available to more than 390 million homes. CNBC is a division of NBCUniversal. For information visit: www.cnbc.com.

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May 29, 2012 – (via UN News Centre) Asia-Pacific nations must adopt low carbon policies to reduce poverty and sustain their economic growth, according to a United Nations roadmap launched today, which puts forward a series of strategies to help developing countries in the region deal with shrinking natural resources and climate change and drive sustainable development. Continue reading>>

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May 29, 2012 – (via Al Jazeera) Last week in Bonn, Germany, where the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat is located, diplomats from member states were negotiating to prepare a workable legal document for the next annual meeting of the Climate Change Conference. Continue reading>>

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May 28, 2012 – (via AlertNet) Think of Rio+20 as the hothouse to grow the green ideas and values humanity needs to thrive in the 21st century.No one is expecting, or even wants, a big new international treaty on sustainable development said Manish Bapna, interim president of the World Resources Institute, a global environmental think tank based in Washington, D.C. Continue reading>>

May 25, 2012 – (via Business Green) Imagine, if you will, a country going through financial turmoil. I know this may be difficult, but give it a try.

Let’s say this country we’ve conjured up is indeed a very troubled land, one whose economy has contracted 0.3 per cent over the first three months of this year, forcing its own national statistics body to downgrade its growth forecasts. Continue reading>>

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May  25, 2012 – (via UNDP)  Ten million low-income people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2015, in part due to a commitment made by solar energy provider Barefoot Power  to the Business Call to Action (BCtA). Continue reading>>

May 25, 2012 – (via EcoBusiness.com) Seven out of ten CEOs in a global PwC business poll say they would take more ambitious action on issues related to the Millennium Development Goals including issues of energy, water and sustainable development if progress is made at Rio+20. Continue reading>>

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