WBCSD has joined forces with the Consumer Good Forum, the Tropical Forest Alliance, We Mean Business and the B-Team, to express sadness and concern at the fires affecting the Amazon forest in Brazil, as well as those burning in Canada, Russia, Central Africa, Asia and Europe. Together, we are calling for business action to address the climate emergency, and we are working with our members to develop natural climate solutions that contribute to pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. Healthy forests, especially the Amazon, are vital in the global fight against climate change. As global businesses we call for deeper partnership. Collective action is hard, but possible: responsive governments must work closely with conscientious businesses and pragmatic civil society partners to address the underlying causes and complex challenges of deforestation. Explore more.


Can sustainable business really save the world?

Two heavyweights from WBCSD recently sat down with Eco-Business to talk sustainable capitalism, Extinction Rebellion, the importance of ESG standards and how time is running out to decarbonize the economy. Sunny Verghese, WBCSD Chair, and Peter Bakker, WBCSD President and CEO, spoke with Robin Hicks about the way that modern capitalism has pushed our planet to the brink in the pursuit of profit – and what needs to change. Explore more.


Asian business leadership in sustainability

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker recently completed a series of keynotes, high-level meetings and events across South East Asia to empower leadership from Asian businesses in the transition to a sustainable world. Read the summary of his visits to Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines, organized with the support of WBCSD’s Global Network partners and other regional stakeholders. Explore more


WBCSD and WEF to scale up impact on sustainable development issues

WBCSD and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have signed a two-year partnership to harness our members' leadership and scale up business initiatives and public-private partnerships impact on the most pressing sustainable development issues. The Memorandum of Understanding will help both organizations collectively mobilize action on urgent issues related to climate change, biodiversity, food systems, circular economy (including plastics), mobility and other topics linked to the Sustainable Development Goals. Explore more


Business and human rights in India: New issue brief

In partnership with the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, WBCSD has published an issue brief focusing on India’s latest developments and evolving requirements on business and human rights. Explore more.


WBCSD and MassChallenge join forces to scale promising startups focused on climate change

Startup accelerator MassChallenge and WBCSD are joining forces to identify the 10 most promising technologies, startups and small companies to mitigate climate change that can be multiplied globally before 2030. WBCSD member Buhler is a founding partner of Mass Challenge Switzerland, along with other WBCSD members Givaudan, Nestlé, and Barry Callebaut. The program will start in early 2020. Explore more.


WBCSD’s SiMPlify wins a P4G Award

WBCSD’s Sustainable Urban Mobility project, SiMPlify, has won a coveted award as part of the 2019 State-of-the-Art Partnerships, recently announced in Washington by P4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals initiative. SiMPlify won the category of SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, for the work it has done in the City of Feira de Santana, Brazil. Explore more.


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