News & Features

Farmers Weekly,

4 May 2018

With increasing pressure on chemical solutions to pests and diseases from the public, and growing resistance from plants as well as the risk to bees and other beneficial insects, farmers urgently need viable alternatives. Farmers Weekly talked to a UK farmer who is relying on biological controls to keep his oilseed rape healthy and yields profitable. This helps support SDG 12 - responsible consumption and production.
Anti-corruption head reveals insights on anti-bribery and corruption risk
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LN BIS blog, 5th February 2018

Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) Patrick Moulette, Head of the Anti-Corruption Division at the OECD shares how the legislative landscape has changed since countries signed the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention 20 years ago, and the impact it has had on companies’ attitudes towards compliance.
A drone's eye view of a root crop planter, pulled by a tractor as it works in the field
Farmers Weekly,

13 April 2018

This article explores how innovations can be used to advance goals 2 (zero hunger) and 12 (sustainable consumption and production). Nematicides - products for controlling soil-borne pests in root crops - are under threat of further regulation or withdrawal due to their toxicity. The Nematicide Stewardship Programme is demonstrating they can be used responsibly and safely to ensure their approval is maintained. But one farmer has taken it a step further by using technology to ensure his nematicide is applied accurately.
Next Einstein SDG Resource Centre
Elsevier,

Elsevier Connect, 27 March 2018

Supports Goals 4 and 10. A unique partnership between the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and Elsevier will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed, open access publishing journal, dedicated to boosting the global reach and impact of research by Africans.
PCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge
LexisNexis Risk Solutions,

2018

Supports Goal 15. The HPCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge has launched in conjunction with the National Forest Foundation’s effort to plant 50 million trees across the National Forests of the USA by 2023.
Girl drinking water
RELX Group
Contributes to Goal 6. The RELX ​Group ​Environmental ​Challenge 2018 ​is now open for applications, awarding projects that best demonstrate how they can provide sustainable access to safe water or sanitation. There is a $50,000 prize for the first place entry and a $25,000 prize for the second place entry.
Corruption perceptions index 2017
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LN BIS blog, 23rd Feb 2018

Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) the world’s most corrupt countries have been revealed in Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LN BIS blog, 20th February 2018

Supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities), goal 8 (decent work and economic growth) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) this blog discusses the fight for social justice and the links with inclusion and decent work for migrants in a global economy.
Social impact
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

BIS blog, 29th Jan 2018

At the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday 24 January, Theresa May called on shareholders to put pressure on the companies they invest in to improve their "social impact" supporting goal 10 (reduced inequalities) and goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
The Lancet Report - Stillbirth in low and middle-income countries
Elsevier,

Elsevier Connect, January 24 2018

Highlighting the data behind stillbirths to bring about change, this article and video supports SDG 3. 2.6 million babies worldwide are stillborn each year. The majority of these are preventable. The Lancet partnered with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to find solutions to end this silent scandal.

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