Risks, opportunities, transparency and collaboration – WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker shared the key business implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda in this article published ahead of the OECD Forum last week. Business should act quickly and must lead the transformation by bringing solutions to the market and ensuring there is sufficient finance to support them. How is your business aligning its strategy with the 17 SDGs? Explore more.


Humanity, technology and the interplay with sustainability

How is your business thinking about the 4 Ps? People, planet, profit and purpose feature highly in the new Panorama interview out now. It asks us all to think about how we protect our humanity as technology races ahead. Hear futurist Gerd Leonhard talk with WBCSD Managing Director Filippo Veglio about what this means for sustainability, the future of work, and the business community. Explore more.


Honoring YC Deveshwar, Chairman of ITC

WBCSD was saddened to learn of the recent passing of YC Deveshwar, Chairman of ITC Ltd and WBCSD Council Member. “Yogi” Deveshwar was a unique leader and pioneer in sustainability for India. He led ITC’s engagement with WBCSD and helped to shape WBCSD’s inclusive business agenda as Co-Chair of the Social Impact program. We send our heartfelt condolences to all our friends and colleagues at ITC. Explore more.


In memoriam: Bertrand Collomb, former WBCSD Chair

We were sad to learn of the death of another sustainability champion, Bertrand Collomb, a major figure of French industry, former CEO and Chair of Lafarge and former Chair of WBCSD, who passed away on 24 May. Explore more.


Business leadership for sustainable development across numerous countries

Check out the latest news and insights from WBCSD’s Global Network partners across the world Explore more.


Is sustainability moving fast enough?

"We can’t move forward until we’re honest about the reality of the speed and scale of the sustainability transition. "Read the latest editorial from WBCSD Director Eva Zabey, who shares a message for all sustainability professionals in an article for GreenBiz. Explore more.


Advancing sustainability: a new curriculum for boards

Over 50 board members from major businesses recently attended the premiere of a unique management training course designed by WBCSD and INSEAD Business School, learning about how to bring sustainability into everyday corporate governance. This innovative education program focuses on competitiveness, longevity, risk management and future-proofing. Explore more.


Join the new WBCSD LinkedIn group for SDG5

Have you read about how Game of Thrones squandered the potential of their female characters? You’ll find this – and lots of other useful articles - in WBCSD’s new LinkedIn group! Join the group and be part of the conversation about SDG5 and improving gender equity at work. This is a place where you can start a discussion, post relevant articles, ask for advice, make great connections and follow up on gender-related issues that are important to you. Explore more.


WBCSD in China to promote business leadership

At the invitation of the Chinese Government, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker recently attended the CEO Conference and the Green Silk Road Thematic Forum of the 2nd Belt and Road International Cooperation Forum in Beijing. During the event, Mr Bakker signed an MoU with Wang Yongqing, Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), agreeing to join efforts to help Chinese private companies build their capacity for sustainability. Explore more


Decarbonizing the EU, long-term

Recently WBCSD coordinated a decarbonization workshop for the DEEDS-project (DialoguE on European Decarbonisation Strategies) attended by WBCSD members, EU policy makers, academia and civil society, and focusing on heavy-emitting sectors such as steel and cement. The DEEDS coalition will publish a policy brief, to contribute you may send your submissions to Neumeier@wbcsd.org. Explore more.


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