CEO leadership plays a crucial role in ensuring that human rights are taken seriously. The new WBCSD CEO Guide to Human Rights highlights four actions for executives: know the most important human rights for your company; lead from the top; engage transparently with stakeholders; collaborate beyond your comfort zone. The guide is signed by CEOs of 35 WBCSD members, representing 2.8 million direct employees and supply chains across 17 industries. It is available in English and Portuguese and soon in French and Spanish. Explore more.


WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker addresses the G20 Ministerial Meeting in Japan

Peter Bakker delivered a speech at the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth in Karuizawa, Japan on 15 June. He called for business leadership to help realize the ambitions of the Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs. Bakker pointed to the need for transformation across a number of key economic systems while also emphasizing how transforming the financial system sits at the heart of many of these transitions. In this context he pointed to the work of the Task force for Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) as an important catalyst. Explore more.


Business For Nature

A new global coalition was announced to elevate a business call to reverse nature loss and restore the planet's vital natural systems. Business leaders recognize that nature is essential for a healthy economy, healthy communities and a healthy planet. Hosted by WBCSD, Business for Nature will convene this united business voice to clearly demonstrate that the protection of nature is an economic as well as a moral imperative. The coalition will call on governments to adopt an ambitious new deal for nature and people, supported by specific sets of actions, to ensure that nature can continue to underpin prosperity and wellbeing for all. Explore more.


WBCSD and major cement companies join forces for release of first Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmap

The roadmap explores, articulates and helps realize the potential of the Indian cement sector to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. It establishes a collective understanding and position on several key factors, including: the sector’s SDG interactions across the cement value chain; key areas where the sector can make the most transformative contributions to the SDGs; and actions that the sector can take to maximize its SDG impact. Explore more.


Every day is an opportunity to scale up partnerships for healthy people and a healthy planet

Peter Bakker joined Steve Calhillane, Chairman and CEO of Kellogg Company, a WBCSD member, to share their views on how businesses must collaborate to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This blog was released in partnership with Kellogg’s next-generation Better Days global commitment, which aims to drive positive change for three billion people by 2030. Explore more.


Improving transparency on soy supply chains in Brazil

Each member of WBCSD’s Soft Commodity Forum (SCF) recently released a report on soy sourced from the Brazil Cerrado biome. This follows the SCF members’ commitment last February to a common reporting framework that supports transparent and traceable soy supply chains in Brazil. Explore more.


Sustainable farming within planetary boundaries

Listen to the latest Panorama podcast, where WBCSD Tony Siantonas speaks with Professor Johan Rockström about how we can enhance sustainable farming within planetary boundaries. Johan Rockström is a Director at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, a Professor in Environmental Science with an emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at Stockholm University, and the former Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre. Explore more.


Helping companies achieve their sustainable energy objectives

Companies can now use new WBCSD guidelines to develop and execute an integrated energy strategy. The guidelines provide an understanding of the business case for sourcing and using low-carbon energy, while driving innovation across the value chain. By becoming more efficient, circular and low-carbon, companies can gain a competitive advantage in managing their costs and being more resilient to climate change. Explore more.


India: Market, policy and regulatory updates on corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs)

WBCSD has released a market and policy update on corporate PPAs in India, to help increase understanding of the environment for renewable energy procurement across the region. In 2018 India emerged as the second largest corporate PPA market in the world, and it’s ready to move into a new phase of growth. The update explores the drivers behind this growth and provides a recent perspective on developments. Explore more.


New resources to help move USD $10 billion in retirement assets to ESG funds

As part of WBCSD’s goal to move USD $10 billion in retirement assets to ESG funds by 2020, we’ve released a new toolkit to help companies address the barriers in adding sustainability and ESG funds to their retirement programs. Produced in partnership with Mercer, it’s part of Aligning Retirement Assets, a WBCSD initiative that enables companies to better align retirement assets, including defined benefit and defined contribution plans, with their overall sustainability goals. Explore more.


Improving the quality of ESG information for decision-making

A new, first-of-its-kind guidance is available to help companies improve the quality of, and confidence in, their environmental, social and governance information. The guide is published by WBCSD and FSR-Danish Auditors, and it helps companies understand the business case for improving the internal control environment and the quality of ESG data, as well as providing a framework for conducting a gap analysis and understanding where improvements are needed. Explore more


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