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The COVID-19 pandemic represents a serious setback for sustainable development in Europe and around the world, but the EU is right not to compromise on its vision or its values.


China’s “reform and opening up” policy was launched in 1978, which laid a solid foundation for its economic development, in particular the establishment and rapid expansion of special economic zones (SEZs) and Industrial Parks.

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2020

If some of the many thousands of human volunteers needed to test coronavirus vaccines could have been replaced by digital replicas – one of this year’s Top 10 Emerging Technologies – COVID-19 vaccines might have been developed even faster, saving untold lives.


The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted hugely upon our society, not alone in terms of its threat to human health and wellbeing, but also the disruption of global economic activity, jeopardizing livelihoods and straining public finances worldwide. 

Bracing for the New Industrial Revolution

We are on the verge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR, also referred to as Industry 4.0). Driving the 4IR forward are rapid advances in digital technologies— artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, additive manufacturing (3D printing), the Internet of Things (IoT), distributed-ledger technology (DLT) or blockchain, and quantum computers— and their integration with biotechnology, nanotechnology and cognitive, social and humanitarian sciences (known as convergent and nature-like technologies). 

Scoping the Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Research in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Era

Amidst a contemporary culture of climate awareness, unprecedented levels of transparency and visibility are forcing industrial organizations to broaden their value chains and deepen the impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.


This document contains a first analysis conducted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in April 2020 as a consequence of the global outbreak of COVID-19, also referred to as the corona virus. This document shall serve to better asses the implications and potential responses related to the application of quality and standards in mitigating the negative effects of the global crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industrial Development Report 2020

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries


The state has traditionally exercised responsibility for providing the national institutional framework to promote both economic progress and equitable social development. 

Health System for a New India: Building Blocks

The Indian health system can justifiably claim credit for multiple achievements in the last couple of decades. We have eliminated polio, guinea worm disease, yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus. Our Total Fertility 1 2 Rate (TFR) has reduced sharply from 3.4 in 1992-93 to 2.2 in 2015-16 . Contrary to expectations, we were able to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in respect of the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR level of 130 against a target of 139) and almost succeeded in meeting the Under-5 child mortality target (U5 MR level of 43 against a target of 42).

Sustainable Development Report 2020

The world is facing the worst public health and economic crisis in a century. As of June 20th, 2020, around 463,000 people had died from Covid‑19 across the world.

Working Group Report On Social Stock Exchange

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have provided a set of common aspirational targets for governments to build a more sustainable, safe and prosperous world. 


This 2020 World Bank GRI Index is an inventory of the sustainability considerations used in World Bank lending and analytical services, as well as within its corporate practices.

Doing Good in Bad Times

The ‘C’ in CSR, the acronym for corporate social responsibility, can very well refer to Covid-19. Over the past few months, corporates have been using all or most of their CSR kitty to combat the scourge, be it through contribution to the PM CARES Fund, other relief funds, distribution of food, masks, personal protective equipment (PPE) kits or relief material to the needy.

Sustainability Reporting Landscape in India

Business will play a pivotal role in addressing sustainability challenges in India. Reporting and disclosure on ESG matters allows a range of stakeholders, including investors and regulators, to understand how companies are contributing and adapting to the evolving challenges and opportunities that sustainability poses to India.

Dynamics of CSR in India: Special Reference to Oil and Gas Industry

The world we live in today is changing. The thing that was acceptable years ago is being questioned today. The shift is from legislation towards morality. And morality is the only question on everyone’s mind.

A Health Emergency Risk Profile of the South-East Asia Region Roots for Resilience

The WHO South-East Asia Region is often referred to as “vulnerable”, “prone” and “high-risk” for certain events whether they are earthquakes, cyclones, epidemics or social conflict. And indeed, the Region has experienced its fair share of disasters and epidemics. 

Report Of The High Level Committee On Corporate Social Responsibility 2018

CSR awareness and CSR consciousness has grown dramatically among large and medium-sized companies, which now look at CSR to build a strategic fit with the community and environment in which they operate.

Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in India: A Study of SENSEX Companies

Globally, businesses are concerned about ecological issues and natural resources and challenges with respect to approaches to address these issues (Elliot, Jackson, Peecher, & White, 2013). As the awareness about these issues spreads, the pressure is likely to increase from various stakeholders such as regulators, investors, suppliers, NGOs and the media.

Doing Well By Doing Good

The crux of India’s quest for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth is a robust and thriving development sector. Over the last few decades, there has been a substantial growth of India’s development sector which is now witnessing unprecedented interest and investments across the value chain.

Karnataka Mental Health Report-2019

Mental health is fundamental to well-being, healthy living and human sustainability. The times we live in, add considerable strain on the outcomes of mental health. The number of health workers we have, the kind of spending we do, the manner in which state and non-state actors collaborate paints a very sorry picture and calls for a global emergency in addressing the burden.

World Social Protection Report 2017–19 Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Social protection and the right to social security have been an integral element of the ILO’s mandate since its creation in 1919. Since then, the ILO has supported its member States in progressively extending coverage and building their social protection systems, based on internationally agreed social security standards and good practice.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Towards a Sustainable Future

The role of corporates by and large has been understood in terms of a commercial business paradigm of thinking that focuses purely on economic parameters of success.

Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in India

A robust and thriving development sector is central to India’s quest for equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth. India’s development sector has evolved substantially over the last few decades and is now witnessing unprecedented interest and investments across the value chain.

How to Read a Corporate Social Responsibility Report

 Whatever name they go by, corporate social responsibility reports are attempting to serve one essential purpose: they portray the relationship between a corporation and society. They seek to improve communications between the corporate world and the broader society within which companies report.

Developing cascading risk scenarios for complex disasters
Pathways to manage risk and protect people

The Asia and the Pacific region facing an increasing complex and expanding disaster riskscape. Each year, people in the region suffer from various climate hazards such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones, and heat waves.

Fast-tracking The SDGs Driving Asia-Pacific Transformations

As this report is published, the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before it hit, the Asia-Pacific region was progressing too slowly on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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