Advancing electrification in ride-hailing in India: A BluSmart case study

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WBCSD has launched a new report documenting the electric vehicle (EV) deployment experience of India’s first all-electric car ride-hailing company – BluSmart. The report highlights key learnings and practical steps for businesses to adopt and scale electric fleets. By outlining the business case for EV adoption in the ride-hailing market, this resource is an important tool […]

COVID-19 outlook for electric vehicles in India

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Like many other markets, the electric vehicle market in India has been hit hard by the pandemic. While managing the immediate effects of the crisis, companies and governments also need to build resilience to upcoming shocks. This article takes stock of the recent market developments and proposes a trajectory for building forward better. Every year […]

Wastewater Zero: A call to action for business to raise ambition for SDG 6.3

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Geneva/New Delhi, 23 September 2020: Industrial wastewater pollution is a key water risk for businesses and its operations. The cost of ‘business as usual’ far outweighs the cost of action to fix the problems linked to industrial wastewater pollution and misses opportunities for business to make progress on biodiversity, climate change and water security to […]

WBCSD supports the development of landmark SDG report focused on US agriculture

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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action, together with WBCSD, published a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Roadmap report to providing an initial mapping of U.S. agriculture’s performance against the SDGs and identifies how the U.S. agriculture sector can continue to build greater resiliency while delivering business value through addressing risks and opening up new growth markets. […]

GPSNR: New policy framework drives commitment to sustainable natural rubber production, sourcing

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Members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) approved a members’ sustainability policy framework and the creation of a new membership category for smallholder producers of natural rubber. The newly approved policy framework will help GPSNR member companies, who account for almost 50% of global natural rubber volume, to establish or update strong […]

Our COVID-19 response can make our cities more resilient to heat waves

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By including urban environments into resilience strategies we might be able to react to multiple threats simultaneously. The COVID crisis has exposed our interdependencies and the insufficient preparation of our urban systems for coping with shocks. It has also highlighted the stress we put on the environment and in many places greatly increased inequality – […]

Building long term business resilience: Learning lessons from COVID-19

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WBCSD has released an issue brief exploring early business responses to COVID-19, making recommendations on how companies can build greater long-term resilience through improved approaches to corporate risk management, human & social capital, and ESG information.   Geneva, 7 September 2020: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released an issue brief exploring early […]

Keeping the energy transition on track: What’s next for PPAs and business leadership in renewable energy?

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We’re getting used to hearing good news in the renewable energy sector. Wind and solar power smash their own price records month after month, renewable energy generation efficiencies are inching up and up and the sheer number of renewable energy solutions entering the market seems limitless. And then earlier this year COVID-19 struck, endangering millions […]

Climate and nature: key pillars for a just recovery from COVID-19

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WBCSD Managing Directors Diane Holdorf and Claire O’Neill delve into the reasons why the climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Business and governments must commit actions that build resilience and ensure the people and planet on which business depends can thrive. The climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Business and governments must commit […]

Building forward better: Accelerating business momentum toward a net-zero future

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WBCSD reaffirms its commitment to business leadership by appointing Claire O’Neill as Managing Director for Climate & Energy. Geneva, 9 September 2020 – With a just over a year to COP26, business and governments are under increasing pressure to pair our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with breakthrough actions to achieve net-zero emissions. Companies united […]