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Hotels for Press
Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference. While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media, it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio+20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference. Costs must be covered by the media. For more details, visit: http://www.rio20.gov.br For information regarding room availability please contact: Terramar Travel Agency

Emails: reservas2@terramar.tur.br or reservas4@terramar.tur.br or reservas8@terramar.tur.br

Tel: (+55+21) 35120067 or (+55+11) 30142042 or (+55+19) 35145600

Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20.hoteis@itamaraty.gov.br when requesting their accommodations.

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Institutionals call on companies to integrate sustainability information
Global-listed and large private companies should integrate sustainability information throughout their annual report and accounts or explain why they are unable to do so, according to a coalition of institutions, including institutional investors.

The group, led by Aviva Investors, is calling on UN member states to develop a global policy framework that requires companies to include this information.

Paul Abberley, chief executive at Aviva Investors London, said: "Progressive companies around the world have come to understand that long-term value is enhanced by embedding long-term sustainability into their business strategy and by fully disclosing their progress to investors.

On behalf of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition, Abberley asked UN member states to adopt a binding international commitment to develop a national policy, which requires the disclosure of sustainability information at the recent United Nations Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All, held in conjunction with the 66th Session of the UN General Assembly.

The coalition is calling on UN member states to adopt the global policy framework at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the 2012 Earth Summit, taking place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.

The coalition represents financial institutions, professional bodies, NGOs and investors with $1.6trn (?1.2trn) in global assets under management.
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