Global Compact International Yearbook 2015

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The Global Compact International Yearbook is with more than 400,000 readers one of the worlds leading CSR publications. In the new edition Leonardo DiCaprio speaks about business and sustainability. Declares DiCaprio: “We need to change our thinking and our sense of urgency .” Leonardo DiCaprio may be one of the world’s top movie stars, but he would rather be defined and respected more for his work as a committed environmentalist. Over the years, he has personally funded as well as helped to raise tens of millions of dollars for a variety of green-related causes. He believes that his greatest legacy will be the progress he has helped make toward safeguarding the planet against the ravages of global warming, pollution, and species protection. Other issues are:

The state of CSR and 15th anniversary of the UN initiative
Private Investment and Sustainable Development
Voluntary Sustainability Standards
Münster/New York 2015: 172 pages, paperback
Publishing houses: macondo publishing/UN Publications
Subscription (via UN Publications only): 30.00 USD (regular) 15.00 USD (reduced)
ISBN13: 978-3-9813540-9-6 / ISSN-Print: 2365-3396 / ISSN-Internet: 2365-340x

GivING Strong SIGNals

of TraNSformation

By Achim Steiner

This year provides an historic opportunity to recognize the

benefits that a well-functioning environment brings to humanity

in economic, societal, and cultural terms. World leaders

will meet in September for the post-2015 development agenda

and its Sustainable Development Goals, followed by the United

Nations Climate Change Conference in December. In addition,

in July, they will meet in Addis Ababa for the 3rd International

Conference on Financing for Development. Discussions during

the negotiations of these intergovernmental agreements

point to the urgency of identifying scientifically sound and

innovative solutions that build on the collaborative efforts

of all stakeholders – governments, the business and finance

community, and civil society at large.

Many corporations are looking at resource efficiency and

climate change as issues that are increasingly affecting their

business. By 2009, we were extracting 68 billion metric tons of

resources, compared to around 7 billion tons in 1900. Under

current trends of population growth and expanding middle

classes, global extraction of resources is set to reach 140 billion


Global Compact International Yearbook 2015

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