25 years of WBCSD

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WBCSD was established in 1995, as a platform for business to respond to sustainability challenges that were just beginning to break the surface of collective business consciousness. 25 years later, in 2020, we take this opportunity to reflect on our heritage and achievements. During this anniversary year, WBCSD is not only looking back. Today, the […]

Moving the future: a mobility podcast

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The future of urban mobility is poised for a revolution – but while some solutions are easy to envision, others are a lot less straightforward. Tune into the latest episode of Brighter Talks, a new podcast series by WBCSD member Covestro, to hear insights from Thomas Deloison, WBCSD Director Mobility, about moving the future. What […]

Why we need circularity at the heart of climate action

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As heads of states and governments, business leaders and civil society from across the world gathered in Davos for the 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting at the end of January, sustainability – including climate emergency – topped the agenda like never before. An urgent wake-up call, climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speech marked a […]

Coronavirus: Scientists reveal reduction in global air pollution and nitrogen dioxide levels

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Since the Coronavirus outbreak, scientists have reported a decrease in air pollution and nitrogen dioxide levels around the world. The World Health Organisation recently declared coronavirus a pandemic. At the same time, scientists from around the world have revealed a decline in air pollution and nitrogen dioxide levels. At the beginning of March, NASA revealed […]

Call to Action for Business Leadership on Human Rights

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Join us in mobilizing business leadership for human rights Companies affect human rights every day in their interactions with employees, suppliers, consumers, partners and communities. Business has a well-established responsibility to respect human rights, laid out in international principles, standards and laws. The actions required of companies are clear, and implementing these standards significantly reduces […]

Indian businesses can lead global action on sustainability

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WBCSD India Director, Joe Phelan, shares his views on sustainability in India and the role of business going forward. Business as usual cannot continue. The climate emergency, increasing social inequality and the mass extinction of animals and disruption of entire ecosystems are real and ready threats to our existence. Transforming the systems that govern our […]

WBCSD launches new SDG learning platform

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New “SDG Essentials for Business” resource supports companies’ efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and empower their staff to drive meaningful contributions to the SDGs. Geneva, 26 February 2020:  The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched a new online learning platform to support businesses in raising awareness […]

JPMorgan Chase expands sustainability commitment as it puts end to Arctic oil financing

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JPMorgan Chase has expanded its sustainability commitment with a new announcement that plan to end Arctic oil financing. In 2017, JPMorgan Chase made two sustainability commitments: facilitate $200 billion in clean financing by 2025 and source renewable energy for 100 percent of its global power needs by 2020. Both goals are expected to be reached […]