"Sustainable Development: The UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN Global Compact, and the Common Good contains twenty-two essays that document the work of Western companies, working through the UN Global Compact and its Principles of Responsible Investment and the Principles for Responsible Management Education, to shape more peaceful and just societies. Seven case studies by leading businesses and private-public partnerships--including Microsoft, Merck, Sumitomo Chemical, Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Novartis, and Levi Strauss--outline their projects, especially those advancing the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) designed to alleviate dire poverty."
"This book addresses key issues related to the choice between governments regulating and enforcing society's sustainability and social responsibility objectives, and firms reporting on their sustainable and socially responsible activities so stakeholders can exert pressure on firms to achieve society's goals. While these may be considered as the two endpoints of a continuum, it is clear that there are differing perspectives on the role of governments in sustainability and responsibility."
Research Centers - U.S.
About 100 university research centers with a focus or interest in sustainability are identified in the Gale Directory Library -- specifically from the Research Centers Directory.
The "IPCC" is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. They are to meet at the end of October 2019 to draft the outline of the Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report.
IPBES - per the UN website, "Often described as the “IPCC for biodiversity”, IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising more than 130 member Governments. Established by Governments in 2012". IPBES is acronym for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
NOAA served as the administrative lead agency for the preparation of this report. A Federal Steering Committee, composed of representatives from U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) agencies, oversaw the report’s development.