WBCSD and partners win an award for their work on ESG

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The Continuity, Insurance & Risk (CIR) Risk Management Awards honored WBCSD, the Committee of the Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), EY and KPMG for their collaborative work on integrating ESG aspects into companies’ mainstream enterprise risk management practices.   Geneva Switzerland, 25 November 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), […]

Integrating ESG into boards to ensure robust decision-making

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WBCSD, in collaboration with Baker McKenzie, has launched a report on board directors’ duties and ESG considerations in decision-making which draws on regulatory and legal perspectives and insights from the USA and UK. It seeks to explain why sustainability matters and why it should be included on the board agenda as a matter within their […]

Business and labor organizations call for renewed multilateralism from G20 countries

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Peter Bakker, together with leaders from 12 other international business and labor organizations, joined voices to send a strong message to G20 countries to urge them to step up collaboration at the global level to tackle our global crises, including the unprecedented health and economic devastation that COVID-19 has created.   Geneva, 12 November 2020: […]

The circular bioeconomy is a USD $7.7 trillion opportunity for business and a key element in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity

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A new report on circular bioeconomy highlights attractive untapped business opportunities and case studies to facilitate access to a circular bioeconomy model.   Geneva, 23 November 2020 – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new report on the circular bioeconomy, titled “The business opportunity contributing to a sustainable world”. The circular […]

New toolkit on advancing human rights policy and practice in the agribusiness sector

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The Global Agribusiness Alliance, a sector project within WBCSD, published a toolkit to help agribusinesses better understand and operationalize the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights. It contains straightforward guidance, best practice and case studies from agribusinesses to inform stronger performance on human rights.   Geneva, 4 November 2020 – Today, the Global […]

Insider Perspective: The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights 2020

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Our colleague Davide Fiedler shares key takeaways from the ninth edition of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights which took place in mid-November.   Geneva, 16 November 2020 – Across the world, the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically revealed our systemic vulnerabilities, exposing the fragility of human life, our economies, supply chains, social welfare […]

What nature can do for the climate in a post-COVID world

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Claire O’Neill (Managing Director, Climate & Energy at WBCSD), together with Justin Adams (Tropical Forest Alliance) and Gabriela Martinez (World Economic Forum) share their insights into the role of nature in addressing our climate crisis in a post-pandemic world, through the lens of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance – working to unlock the potential of […]

Nature can be China’s strongest ally in the fight against climate change

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Wei Dong Zhou, WBCSD China Director and Ambassador for Biodiversity, shares his thoughts on how China should use nature-based solutions in order to meet its ambitious climate targets.   China’s pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2060 is the biggest stated climate goal to-date. Nature-based solutions could provide a third of China’s efforts to meet this target. Momentum […]

Fighting climate change isn’t just about saving the planet, it’s also about boosting the US economy and helping American workers

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In this insight, our North America Director, Bill Sisson, argues that climate change will be the number one economic driver for the twenty-first century by creating hundreds of new occupations across industries, in the US as in most countries across the globe.   As the end of the year draws closer, we are about to […]