Accelerating the SDGs through Information and Communications Technology

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) begin where the United Nations’ (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended. Aimed at fighting poverty, hunger and disease around the world, the MDGs halved extreme poverty in low-income countries. Now the SDGs aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Read More


2017: What Next for Green Finance?

2016 is on course to be not just the hottest on record, but also probably the dirtiest and most hazardous too. “The climate has broken records in 2016” says World Meteorological Organization chief Petteri Taalas. Read More

Japan’s Largest Coral Reef is Dying

Japan’s largest coral reef is under severe stress, according to a recent survey conducted by the country’s Environment Ministry. More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. Read More


FEB 2017

GCEOA: Sustainability Shared


ADEC Innovations (ADEC) is pleased to welcome the Global CEO Alliance (GCEOA) as they begin collaborating with us on our monthly GreenWatch newsletter.

The GCEOA is a community of business leaders steering sustainable economic transformation through the collaboration and collective efforts of the private sector towards global change and impact. It believes in Sustainability Shared, a framework for collaboration through open access to information and an enabling environment for knowledge and technology exchange.

With this shared newsletter, ADEC will continue to publish ’Our Perspective’ every month on sustainable development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) industry trends. We’ve pooled our resources to produce a forum tailored to support informed communities that will answer an urgent call to action—to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.

ADEC and the GCEOA share a common goal of inspiring business leaders to aim for growth and development beyond ‘business as usual’. The SDGs—our planet’s shared agenda for economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability—require this from the global business community.