At the annual Council Meeting, WBCSD’s Chair, Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam, was re-elected for another two-year term. Nine new Executive Committee members were voted in for terms beginning on 1 January 2020. Explore more.


2019 Leading Women celebrated at WBCSD Council Meeting

WBCSD announced 10 recipients of the 2019 Leading Women Awards at the annual Council Meeting in Lisbon. The Awards showcase the outstanding business leadership of women in WBCSD member companies who are working to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. This year, the awards featured a new category – Breakthrough – to recognize company initiatives that advance gender balance in the workplace. Explore more.


Catalyzing corporate action to transform mobility in Lisbon

WBCSD joined forces with leading companies and the City of Lisbon, to launch the first-ever Corporate Mobility Pact (CMP). Under WBCSD’s initiative and with leading companies Arcadis, BNP Paribas, Brisa, Carris, Deloitte, Eaton, EDP, EMEL, and Nissan Portugal, as well as the BCSD Portugal and the City of Lisbon, the CMP provides a platform for public-private collaboration. It aims to implement mobility solutions and accelerate the sustainable urban mobility transformation. Explore more.


CEO Guide to Food System Transformation

On the last World Food Day before 2020, WBCSD released the CEO Guide to Food System Transformation, which outlines seven pathways and clear actions for CEOs to take in transforming our food system in the next decade. It highlights the business leadership needed for a deep, rapid and systemic transformation of the food system to achieve healthy people and a healthy planet. Explore more


Working together to deliver healthy people and a healthy planet

WBCSD President and CEO, Peter Bakker, provided a perspective for UNICEF’s 2019 edition of The State of the World’s Children (SOWC), published on 15 October 2019. In the article, Peter calls for immediate action to work together to transform the food system and build momentum to achieve our vision for healthy people and a healthy planet. Explore more.


Measuring and monitoring food waste

If we are to shrink the mountains of food wasted every day, we need to urgently track where this takes place and why. But unless we can measure the problem, we will not be able to manage it or monitor progress. Read more in the blog WBCSD Managing Director Diane Holdorf wrote for the Food Sustainability Index, in partnership with The Economist Intelligence Unit. Explore more.


First-ever TCFD Summit to accelerate progress on climate-related financial disclosures

At the invitation of the Prime Minister of Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), WBCSD and the TCFD Consortium of Japan convened the first-ever TCFD Summit in Tokyo on 8 October 2019. The Summit gathered over 300 attendees with a view to taking stock of the implementation of the TCFD recommendations and exploring and advancing emerging best practice in climate related financial disclosure. Explore more.


Peter Bakker presents Prime Minister of Japan with message of intent emerging from three key summits focusing on the transition to a low-carbon society

At a specially convened Green Innovation Summit in Tokyo, Peter Bakker, President and CEO of WBCSD, presented the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, with a message from leaders of three landmark events taking place in Tokyo this month, the TCFD Summit, the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) and the Research & Development 20 for clean energy technologies Forum (RD20). Explore more.


Japanese executives add their weight to WBCSD’s call to action for business leadership on human rights

WBCSD, the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) have launched a Japanese edition of WBCSD’s CEO Guide to Human Rights. The CEO Guide provides Japanese-speaking 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 to realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Explore more.


Business networks in 24 countries pledge immediate action to halt the deterioration of Nature and the loss of biodiversity

During WBCSD’s annual Council Meeting, 24 CEO-led business organizations, and Global Network partners of WBCSD (representing about 2,000 companies), launched the Lisbon Declaration. This is a joint initiative to support business action and commitment at scale towards addressing the challenges biodiversity faces today. Explore more


Peter Bakker shares UNGA insights with CNNMoney

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker shared his key takeaways from the United Nations General Assembly week in an interview with Kasmira Jefford on CNNMoney Switzerland. Explore more.


Reporting matters 2019

In 2019, Reporting matters - WBCSD’s annual review of member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports - presents the evolution in reporting that WBCSD and its members want to see in response to the increasing complexity of the reporting landscape, alongside external perspectives from leading regulatory and voluntary voices. Explore more.


WBCSD guidelines help companies achieve energy efficiency targets through improved collaboration with value chain partners

New guidelines can help companies develop an integrated approach to energy efficiency. Part of WBCSD’s series on Integrated Energy Strategies, the guidelines help companies work cross-functionally to source and use low-carbon energy for their operations and value chain. Explore more.


A new city-business alliance for climate action

WBCSD joined forces with C40 Cities and CDP at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, to launch the City-Business Climate Alliance (CBCA). This Alliance provides a model for how city governments and businesses can break down barriers to cooperation and collaboration. It connects cities and business to a global network of successful city-business partnerships, enabling peer-to-peer learning, and it supports cities at the local level to set-up new partnerships. Explore more.


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