Unlocking systems transformation: a business view

WBCSD has released its latest Vision 2050 issue brief, drawing upon a broad range of expert opinion and research to present a concise overview of how systems transformation occurs. It provides business with a common understanding of the role it can and must play in accelerating the transformations needed to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth.


WBCSD to represent global business voice in Advisory Committee for 2021 United Nations Food Systems Summit

The United Nations published the composition of the Advisory Committee for the 2021 Food Systems Summit on 29 June 2020. WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker has been invited to join the group chaired by UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed and consisting of 26 Member State representatives and leading experts in food systems.


SOS 1.5: A new roadmap to action business commitments to deliver net-zero emissions

On World Environment Day, WBCSD released its new climate action roadmap to help companies reach net-zero carbon emissions before 2050. “SOS 1.5: The road to a resilient, zero-carbon carbon future” provides companies with a step-by-step framework and key actions to start and advance their journey to net-zero emissions – critical to keeping the world at a safe operating space for people and planet.


Helping electric utility companies to set science-based targets

WBCSD has released a new guide to help electric utility companies set science-based targets and reduce emissions. Its aim is to support more electric utility companies to overcome the challenges they face and set their own science-based targets (SBTs) to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. The guide also reviews the Science-Based Targets Initiative’s (SBTi) latest scenario for the power sector to set SBTs in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.


Key players across the construction sector share TCFD implementation experience

Leading construction and material companies – ArcelorMittal, CRH, LafargeHolcim, Lendlease, Saint-Gobain and Skanska – dive into climate-related risks, opportunities and disclosure in our latest TCFD Preparer Forum report.


WBCSD’s new guidelines help companies maximize the opportunities of the energy transition

The energy system is transitioning to become decarbonized, decentralized and interconnected. Companies who want to maximize opportunities need to collaborate with their value chains to identify, implement and scale low-carbon energy solutions. Our new Integrated Energy Strategy guidelines support companies to rethink how they source and consume energy within their business and across their value chain to benefit from new technologies, business models and financing mechanisms that can save energy, costs and carbon.


New guide for corporate electric vehicle fleet adoption

WBCSD has launched a comprehensive guide for corporate electric vehicle (EV) fleet adoption, to help companies accelerate their transition to sustainable, electric mobility. The website features geographically-relevant information resources on EV technologies, as well as clear steps to take in planning for and adopting an EV fleet and an overview of best practices and learnings provided by companies who have already undergone their fleet transitions.


CEOs urged to push governments to reverse nature loss as part of green recovery plans

WBCSD has signed a letter alongside the International Chamber of Commerce, WWF, We Mean Business, United Nations Global Compact, the IUCN, Business for Nature and 25 other groups calling on CEOs to work with governments to reverse nature loss now. Signatories say “nature is the beating heart of a green recovery” and “political leaders must hear from businesses that nature is a critical priority”.


A recipe to reduce food loss and waste

Reducing food loss and waste is one of the most important levers to transform our food system to achieve our healthy people healthy planet goal. Recently BCG and SONAE with support from WBCSD’s FReSH project, have conducted a project aimed at identifying the most impactful solutions throughout the value chain, to reduce fruit and vegetable loss and waste.


The Soft Commodities Forum reports significant progress in sustainable soy efforts

A new report from the Soft Commodities Forum Report shows SCF members are on track to deliver traceability targets by end of 2020. In addition, two new partnerships with Solidaridad and Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI), are expanding efforts to engage producers towards sustainable production.


How is WBCSD responding to the COVID-19 crisis?

Read updates from the Vital Supply Chain project, understand how the virus is going to reshape our cities and accelerate sustainable urban mobility, check out this discussion on COVID-19’s impact on the “decade of action”, dive into the policy database containing latest information on global policy developments, and understand COVID-19 is affecting smallholder farmers in India. You can also browse our new Board Directors microsite featuring videos with leading voices across the globe on how board can support business as it builds back better, and see the latest examples of best practice on employee health good practice and guidelines.


Technology and the workplace: putting people first

Over 20 member companies of WBCSD have collaborated on shared business principles aimed at putting people first when it comes to the impact of technology on how work is carried out by direct employees, contract and temporary workers, and workers throughout the supply chain. This includes automation, digitization, AI, machine learning, ICT, platform technologies, IoT, virtual & augmented reality, 3D/4D printing, and more.


Demystifying sustainability terminology

Sustainability and ESG are known for their abundance of terms, definitions and alphabet soups. To demystify terminology and lingo, Latham & Watkins LLP has released its Book of Jargon® – Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG): a comprehensive digital glossary, developed for the business, academic, and legal community with a foreword from Rodney Irwin, Managing Director at WBCSD.


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