This week, the city of Lisbon hosted a meeting that brought together the six cities working with the WBCSD in the development of the Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP2.0). The cities involved in the SMP2.0 are Bangkok, Campinas, Chengdu, Hamburg, Indore and Lisbon.
Cities Collaborate for Sustainable Mobility
As part of its Sustainable Mobility Project (SMP2.0), the WBCSD has developed a set of mobility indicators to help measure the sustainability of a city’s mobility system. The definitions and methodologies used in establishing the indicators were published during a meeting hosted by the city of Lisbon. The meeting brought together the six cities that worked with the WBCSD in the development of the SMP2.0.
Understanding the Sustainability Reporting Landscape – A New Tool for Business WBCSD and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) are developing a web-based tool and database to help business understand and navigate the complex corporate sustainability reporting landscape. The project is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Habla Espagnol? Our New Spanish Infographic Shows the Multiple Benefits of Forests Sustainable forest management is key to achieving global sustainability. On 21 March the WBCSD celebrated International Forest Day by releasing the Spanish version of its Forest Continuum Infographic also available in English, Portuguese and Chinese. Check it out to learn more about the multitude of benefits generated by forests.
Plastic Recycling Solutions for Cleaner Oceans WBCSD’s Water Team was in Bordeaux to support the kick-off of a global scientific expedition to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in oceans. WBCSD is working with the Race for Water Foundation (and others) to explore and scale-up sustainable land based plastic recycling solutions.
Sustainability Through Innovation – Green Business Summit 2015, 27-28 April, Mexico City Join our President Peter Bakker at the unique Green Business Summit 2015 in Mexico and discover how sustainability is helping businesses to innovate and improve their competitiveness. This exclusive event brings together leading international companies and corporations from Mexico and Latin America.
Closing the Water-Energy Loop – 7th World Water Forum, 12-17 April, Daegu-Gyeongbuk At the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu, Korea, the WBCSD will provide key insights into scalable solutions for closing the water-energy loop and understanding the benefits of investing in natural infrastructure.
Scaling Up Business Solutions for Climate – Business & Climate Summit, 20-21 May, Paris
In the run-up to the critical COP21, seize this outstanding opportunity to engage and influence the climate negotiations. The Business & Climate Summit brings together international business organizations around a common goal: coordinated climate action between stakeholders to speed up the deployment of business solutions at the scale and pace required to meet the climate change challenge. Register now!
Sustainable Brands ’15, 1-4 June, San Diego
Reinvent yourself in response to changing norms. The demand for brands to deliver purpose is soaring. Dive deep into the brand innovation trenches to explore and learn how you can successfully innovate your brand for sustainability, now. Explore full program and more here.
New WBCSD Members WBCSD is pleased to welcome its newest member: International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.
20 Years of Leading Sustainability 2015 is a critical year for the future of your business as the agendas of climate change, sustainable development and energy unite on a global scale. It’s the time for action, and you should take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity. WBCSD meetings in Montreux and Paris will put you at the heart of the key global processes and position your company as a central solution provider for a sustainable world. Montreux 2015 – Liaison Delegate Meeting 20 – 23 April 2015, Montreux, Switzerland Register now Paris 2015 – Council Member Meeting 7 – 10 December 2015, Paris, France Register now Singapore 2016 – Council Member Meeting 4 – 6 October 2016, Singapore
Features & Commentary
How Businesses Are Stepping Up to Meet Climate Change Challenges in 2015
Peter Bakker speaks to GreenBiz’s Heather Clancy about the urgency of climate action. Watch the video.
Peter Bakker, President, WBCSD
Joppe Cramwinckel Discusses India Water Tool and Smart Water Usage
Check out the Business Standard interview with Joppe Cramwinckel, Director of Water, WBCSD, on smart use of water and how the India Water Tool (IWT) can support sustainable water management.
Joppe Cramwinckel, Director, Water, WBCSD
Global Network News
A Critical Time for Energy Management in South Africa
To address South Africa’s damaging energy supply and demand mismatch, South African Minister Nhlanhla Nene proposes significant measures that will drive action on energy management for South African companies.
Integrated Reporting: Corporate Disclosure for China’s “New Normal”
For the past few months, CBCSD has been working on the Integrated Reporting China Leadership Program. Read more about the program and how it is going to help Chinese companies adhere to the country’s “New Normal:” Economic growth that reduces environmental impact, uses fewer natural resources, and values natural capital.
In Spain, Sustainable Companies Mean a Competitive Economy
Forética and the High Commissioner for the Brand Spain released a report demonstrating the positive linkages between responsible business practices among Spanish companies and the competitiveness of Spain’s economy.
BCSD Singapore advances the fight against food loss and waste
Business and government representatives of Singapore were invited by BCSD Singapore to contribute to the finalization of the Food Loss and Waste Protocol by providing feedback and pilot testing the methodology. The Protocol is developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in conjunction with CGF, FAO , FUSIONS, UNEP, the WBCSD, and WRAP.
CEHDES Conducts Training on Environmental Waste Management
BCSD-Honduras, with support from its technical partner the National Cleaner Production Center of Honduras, carried out a seminar based on BATs (Best Available Techniques) for Waste Treatment. Through the training, member companies acquired detailed information on environmental waste management, from product design to final disposal.
BCSD Brazil (CEBDS) website is now also available in English.
April 8-12: ICLEI World Congress, Seoul, Republic of Korea 12-17: 7th World Water Forum 20-23: The WBCSD Liaison Delegates Meeting in Montreux, Switzerland 27-28: Green Business Summit 2015, Mexico City, Mexico
May 20-21: Business Climate Summit, Paris, France
June 1-4: Sustainable Brands ’15 San Diego 29: High-level Event on Climate Change, convened by the UN General Assembly, New York, USA
July 13-16: UN’s Third International Conference: Financing for Development, Addis Abba, Ethiopia
September 25-27: The UN Special Summit on SDGs, New York, USA
October 7: Action2020 Climate Dialogue, São Paulo, Brazil 12-23: UNCCD COP12, Ankara, Turkey November 23-24: World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh, Scotland December 7-10: The WBCSD Council Meeting in Paris, France