Amazonian Strategy
16 Nov 2015

Let’s Cut Amazon Deforestation to Zero. Here’s How

Even though deforestation has fallen 75 percent, the pace of tree loss in the Amazon still ranks alongside Indonesia’s as the world’s fastest. As such, we have merely postponed the risk of an environmental and economic catastrophe, rather than avoided it altogether. So instead of being comfortable with the status quo, it’s time to pursue a more daring and necessary goal: reducing annual deforestation to zero.

Amazonian Strategy 16.11.15
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Rethinking Poverty in the Amazon

María Teresa Quispe learned through experience how deforestation and indigenous economic rights go hand-in-hand.

Access to Water 29.10.15
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Xylem awarded 2015 Corporate Citizenship Award for best health, wellness program

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has been awarded the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) for the Best Health and Wellness Program.

Social Progress Index 26.10.15

Social Progress: The Next Development Agenda

Professor Porter will describe the insights that the SPI provides about the relationship between economic development and social progress, along with exploring the implications for development thinking and how the World Bank can best deliver on its “shared prosperity” goal.

Featured 24.09.15

Philanthropy leaders gathered for United Nations Summit to adopt the post 2015 Development Agenda

The experts set the course for tackling the world’s social, environmental, and economic challenges for the next 15 years.

Featured Impact Business 3.08.15

International expert jury of “empowering people. Award 2015” appointed

Dealing with challenges in basic services sustainably and with the aid of technology in developing regions lies at the heart of the Siemens Stiftung philosophy. That is why the “empowering people. Award” includes the eight most essential basic supply categories: Water & Waste Water, Energy, Sheltering, Information & Communication, Food & Agriculture, Waste Management, Healthcare and Education.