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Building a Better World

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Building a Better World

Building a Better World: Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding force to making a better and more just world. Embedded in these goals is an incredible need for capital and significant investment opportunities.

Please join DWS for a stimulating discussion and strategic outlook from leading impact fund managers and advisors where we will be discussing:

FRENCH CHEFS FOR THE PLANET

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FRENCH CHEFS FOR THE PLANET

A group of French chefs in NYC have come together to form “French Chefs for the Planet” and have committed to feature sustainable dishes on their menus during Climate Week NYC 2018.

Here are the participating restaurants:

Restaurant Le Rivage

Chef Paul Denamiel
Location: 340 W 46th St, NY, NY 10036
Contact: (212) 765 7374
Le Rivage offers a romantic and comfortable French country atmosphere where you can enjoy traditional French cuisine (between $30 and $50)
 

Flûte Champagne Bar

Momentum for Change Award

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Momentum for Change Award

UN Climate Change and The Climate Group

Zero Waste

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Zero Waste

Zero Waste For A Sustainable Future 2018

The City of New York has implemented a Zero Waste intiative by the year 2030. The City has recently taken great strides activating programs that divert waste into recylables, in addition to the programs that have existed for decades. We have collaborated with the Department of Sanitation to bring you the most up-to-date information available so you can participate in NYC Zero-waste.

Forests and Finance

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Forests and Finance

Although forests contribute up to a third of climate mitigation solutions, and forest restoration is one of the most effective strategies for carbon drawdown, forests only receive 2% of climate-related mitigation finance. Moreover, public sector finance for drivers of deforestation outpace sustainable forestry finance by 40 to 1, and private sector finance by 140 to 1.

Born to Explore Special

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Born to Explore Special

The World Premiere “Born to Explore” Special - Namibia: Land of the Cheetah In this one-hour world premiere, Born to Explore travels to Namibia for an in-depth look at the most endangered cat in Africa - the cheetah.

Bioenergy Documentary

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Bioenergy Documentary

BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?, is an award-winning 2017 documentary which explores the impacts of the biomass industry on forests, air quality, communities and the climate. 

Following the screening, there will be an opportunity for audience questions and discussion on the forest and climate impacts of burning wood for electricity generation, with the filmmakers (Alan Dater and Lisa Merton) as well as Mary Booth, Director of the Partnership for Policy Integrity, an expert on the biomass energy industry.

Living on the Coast

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Living on the Coast

New York City is not alone in facing sea level rise: half of US residents live in coastal counties. In ten years, close to a billion people worldwide will live in low-elevation coastal areas. These numbers are growing. What does it mean to call a water-edge city home in a time of rapid sea level rise? How can we accommodate the radical challenges climate change poses to our infrastructure--and our broader sense of safety, belonging, and place?

NYC Zero Waste by 2030

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NYC Zero Waste by 2030

The City of New York has implemented a Zero Waste intiative by the year 2030. The City has recently taken great strides activating programs that divert waste into recylables, in addition to the programs that have existed for decades. We have collaborated with the Department of Sanitation to bring you the most up-to-date information available so you can participate in NYC Zero-waste.

Columbia International Investment Conference

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Columbia International Investment Conference

Hosted by Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. This year’s Conference, taking place alongside the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, will build on a multi-year effort to identify guiding principles and practical approaches for aligning international investment treaties with the SDGs.

At the Conference, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce will also honor the winner of its Treaty Lab contest to redesign international investment agreements to encourage foreign investment in climate mitigation and adaptation.