Stepping up business action to 1.5°C

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WBCSD has joined other organizations to endorse the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ initiative calling on companies to take 1.5°C-aligned climate action and commit to the 1.5 Pledge. In this context, WBCSD calls for corporate climate targets aligned with what science says is needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C – either by taking on 1.5°C […]

Nineteen leading companies join forces to step up alternative farming practices and protect biodiversity, for the benefit of planet and people

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 “One Planet Business for Biodiversity” (OP2B) – a business-led, agriculture-centric coalition – was launched today at UN Climate Action Summit in New York. 23 September 2019, New York, NY: Today, nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their […]

Natural climate solutions: the business perspective

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Natural climate solutions address many of the critical issues we face today by helping nature do what it’s been doing for millions of years: sequester and store carbon. Together with the Nature4Climate coalition, WBCSD has launched Natural Climate Solutions: the business perspective. The report builds consensus on how to credibly invest in Natural Climate Solutions as […]

MassChallenge and WBCSD join forces to scale the ten most promising startups to mitigate climate change by 2030

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Geneva, 26 August 2019: Startup accelerator MassChallenge and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are joining forces to identify the 10 most promising technologies, startups and small companies to mitigate climate change that can be multiplied globally before 2030. This was announced at today’s Bühler Networking Days by Sunny Verghese, WBCSD Chair and Co-Founder […]

Business & human rights ambitions and actions in India: A primer for WBCSD members

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (CII-CESD) have published an issue brief focused on India’s latest developments and evolving requirements on business and human rights. In India, expectations of corporate social responsibility have greatly evolved over the last decade, from philanthropy to integrating the […]

WBCSD and WEF to scale up impact on pressing sustainable development issues

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MoU signed between WBCSD’s Peter Bakker and WEF’s Klaus Schwab and Dominic Waughray. Geneva, 20 August 2019: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collectively mobilize action on urgent issues related to climate change, biodiversity, food systems, circular economy […]

Asian business leadership in the transition to a sustainable world

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Geneva, 27 August 2019: Earlier this month, Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), embarked on a series of keynotes, high-level meetings and events across South East Asia to empower leadership from Asian businesses in the transition to a sustainable world. With the support of WBCSD’s Global Network […]

Can sustainable business really save the world?

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Time is running out to decarbonise the world’s economies. Can the business world respond in time? Eco-Business asks the two leaders of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker and Olam boss Sunny Verghese, if sustainable capitalism can avert planetary disaster. The origins of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), an […]

SiMPlify wins a P4G Award

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WBCSD’s Sustainable Urban Mobility project, SiMPlify, has won a coveted award as part of the 2019 State-of-the-Art Partnerships, recently announced in Washington DC by P4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals initiative. SiMPlify won the category of SDG11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, for the work it has done in the City of […]

Businesses call for deeper partnership to build a more forest positive future

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Images of the dry season fires in the Brazilian Amazon have generated massive media coverage and raised social consciousness about the existential challenges we face if rainforests continue to perish. They are vital to life on earth cleaning the air, circulating freshwater, storing carbon and providing livelihoods for more than a billion people. The latest […]