In 2010 WBCSD launched Vision 2050 – an ambitious study mapping the transformative changes necessary to allow over 9 billion people to live well, within the boundaries of the planet by mid-century. But much has changed over the past decade. We are embarking on a Vision 2050 Refresh, to incorporate critical elements that have emerged, better understand true systems transformations and the role of business in unlocking its opportunities. Explore more.


Healthy people, healthy planet

WBCSD’s Managing Director of Food and Nature, Diane Holdorf, spoke to Forbes about how we can transform our food systems to feed an ever-growing population without outstripping the resources of the planet. Business has a key role to play and Diane discusses some of the pilots currently underway as part of the Food & Nature program at WBCSD. Explore more.


How healthy diets can help make universal health coverage a reality

The theme for this year’s World Health Day on 7 April was “Universal Health Coverage”. In this article, written jointly by Laurence Haddad and WBCSD’s Alison Cairns, we look at some of the ways poor diets contribute to health and disease – as well as how can healthy diets from sustainable food systems can prevent death and disease, and make universal health coverage affordable for families and nations alike. Explore more.


Moments from Montreux

Check out this short highlight video from WBCSD's annual Liaison Delegate meeting in Montreux, which covers some of the key moments from this important event. Over 400 participants from 42 countries joined WBCSD for an intense week of working together on sustainability issues across Cities & Mobility, Circular Economy, Climate & Energy, Food & Nature, People and Redefining Value. Explore more.


Making sense of ESG reporting

Curious about reporting on environmental, social, governance (ESG) risks and opportunities? Our newly released ESG Disclosure Handbook & Indicator Library are practical resources that address key disclosure questions and decisions, supporting effective and efficient disclosure practice. It’s the product of four months of collaborative consultation from over 100 contributors. With these tools, you can make sure that you’re reporting the most relevant information for your business and your investors. Explore more.


Shaping our future towards more sustainable lifestyles

WBCSD’s Julian Hill-Landholt reflects on Inter IKEA Group’s ambition of inspiring and enabling 1 billion people to make healthier and sustainable choices. What does a “good life” look like in that context? How can IKEA contribute to more sustainable lifestyles? WBCSD is working on exactly that challenge, and we were proud to share our key findings as the group developed their new People & Planet Positive strategy. Explore more.


Learnings on business and human rights from South East Asia

Companies around the world face complex and global challenges related to human rights and tackling them effectively can be difficult. Companies must engage with stakeholders across different regions who operate in very different local contexts. But creating opportunities for this kind of global engagement is a key factor for developing effective and sustained solutions. Explore more.


IPIECA and WBCSD announce a strategic partnership for an oil and gas industry SDG Sector Roadmap

Leveraging the power of sectoral collaboration, WBCSD and IPIECA will work together to help explore, articulate and realize the potential of the oil and gas industry to contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their transformative agenda. Due to be launched in 2020, the Roadmap is part of WBCSD’s efforts to guide and inspire entire sectors as they seek to optimize their contributions to the SDGs. Explore more.


Join us to look beyond financial performance

For business to be successful, directors need to be transparent and consider the future impact of their decisions. On Tuesday 7 May in Brussels, join WBCSD, ecoDa (The European Voice of Directors) and PwC at our event ‘Looking beyond financial performance’. The event will address global performance and the need for decision-makers to ensure long-term sustainability; as well as the role of the board in ensuring business acts today in pursuit of a successful tomorrow. Explore more.


WBCSD in the news

Read the latest articles published in Forbes, Ethical Corporation, NZZ, GreenBiz, TheNewsMarket, Pension & Investments, Business Green and The Nation. Explore more


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