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Two new reports from the chemical and electric utility sectors aim to help companies implement the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations. 11 WBCSD members - AkzoNobel, BASF, DSM, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical and CLP, EDF, EDP, EnBW, Enel and Iberdrola – have contributed to the reports, to share examples, learnings and reflections. The reports showcase examples of effective disclosure practice across governance, strategy, risk management, metrics and targets. Explore more.

 
 
 

A landmark SDG Roadmap for the forest sector

Launched at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, the 11 members of the WBCSD Forest Solutions Group (FSG) have developed a landmark publication that charts a course towards maximizing the forest sector’s potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Roadmap presents strategic impact opportunities and tangible actions for scaling collaborative action towards 2030, with a focus on where the sector (together with partners) can maximize impact. The companies include Aditya Birla Group, Campbell Global, CMPC, Hancock Natural Resource Group, International Paper, Mondi Group, New Forests, Smurfit Kappa, Stora Enso, Sumitomo Forestry and The Navigator Company. Explore more

 
 
 
 

Read our Insider Perspective on the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Nearly 2000 people gathered in New York recently, to attend the Forum, which is the United Nations’ central platform for follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. WBCSD brought business and a broader coalition of stakeholders together to explore ways in which the private sector can continue to enhance its efforts to both integrate the SDGs into its strategic planning, and report on impacts and progress in a robust and comparable manner. Click through to our news item listing a handful of key takeaways for business. Explore more

 
 
 
 

WBCSD`s Leadership program is now open for nominations

Nominations are now open for WBCSD`s renowned Leadership program. Open to all companies, whether WBCSD members or not, the program helps leaders gain an in-depth understanding of the risks, opportunities and challenges of sustainable development - from governance to resilience and beyond. 100% of candidates surveyed in past programs would recommend this executive education program to their friends and colleagues. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

Give us your feedback on indicators for the circular transition

WBCSD has released new circular metrics that companies can use to review and improve their contribution to the circular economy. Factor10 has publicly launched Circular Transition Indicators: proposed metrics for business, by business and we are seeking your feedback before August 31. Take this opportunity to have your say about the best way companies can measure and report on their circular initiatives. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

The perils of complacent incrementalism

“If our sustainability ambitions are grounded in our achievements, we’ll be left with nothing to measure.” Read this article from WBCSD Director Brendan Edgerton, in which he argues for companies to be bolder in their target setting bz looking to their sustainability goals as a baseline rather than to their past to avoid being stuck. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

WBCSD’s call for business leadership on human rights extends to Latin America and Spain

The CEO Guide to Human Rights is now available in Spanish, after its release recently in English and Portuguese. Together with with Acción Empresas, CentraRSE and Forética – WBCSD`s Global Network partners in Chile, Guatemala and Spain – the guide aims to provide business leaders with a narrative and a set of arguments to engage peers in a dialogue on the role of business in ensuring respect for human rights, and contributing in positive ways to social development in a Spanish-speaking context. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

Catch an electric cab in Delhi

WBCSD has launched an all-electric ride hailing demonstration in Delhi, India. Partnering with BluSmart, the app-based service is starting with 70 cars (sourced from WBCSD member Mahindra & Mahindra) located at key points around the city. The demonstration aims to show how practical and efficient it is for people to switch from vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles instead. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

What is a sustainable lifestyle?

What does a sustainable lifestyle look like nowadays? Composting, paper straws, flying less, living off the grid? Or is it waiting for a utopian future, where robots and technology will solve everything? The answers aren’t clear – for people, for business or for policy-makers. Read this thought-provoking piece by Julian Hill-Landholt, WBCSD Director, Sustainable Lifestyles. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

Reducing the environmental footprint of food and agriculture

Despite the fact we need food to survive, the agriculture and food sectors can seem at odds with an increasing global drive for sustainability. They impact on several planetary boundaries, the most concerning of which include nitrogen and phosphorous flows, loss of biodiversity, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. Read what Ralf Kelle, VP Sustainable Development at Evonik, has to say about reducing the environmental footprint of our agriculture and food sectors. Explore more.

 
 
 
 

Case studies on tackling Food Loss & Waste

A new series of case studies show how WBCSD members are tackling the issue of food loss and waste. A third of food produced is never consumed – and that contributes 8% of global GHG, uses a quarter of all agricultural water and takes up crop land the size of China. These corporations show how they are making efforts to do better. Explore more.

 
 
 

Catch up with the latest

  • WBCSD has signed the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA) call for a swifter transition to zero-emission freight, and is urging other companies to do the same
  • Check out the Insider Perspective covering the latest climate policy talks in Bonn and Abu Dhabi
  • Join the new WBCSD LinkedIn group for SDG 5, with a focus on improving gender equality at work
  • Read about WBCSD in the news, including articles from Bloomberg, BusinessGreen, BusinessInsider, the New York Stock Exchange and more

 
 

Upcoming events

17 - 30 Sep UNGA UN Climate Summit HLPF Summit SDG Business Forum, New York
14 - 17 Oct WBCSD Council Meeting 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
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