People

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Our current society is characterized by a range of dynamic shifts and evolutions. We are faced with a world that is polarizing, a world that is facing risks and opportunities in the way we work, a world that is on the move and a world in which people are living beyond their means. The People […]

Food & Nature

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Will the world be able to provide healthy, nutritious food and supply goods from agricultural production to a population over nine billion by 2050, while sustaining and regenerating ecosystems and natural resources? Projects in our Food, Land & Water Program develop solutions to address key challenges of food & land use systems: food and nutrition […]

Climate & Energy

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Combating climate change and transforming the energy system are core challenges on the path to a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. The Paris Agreement has sent a decisive and global signal that the start of the transition to a thriving, clean economy is inevitable, irreversible and irresistible. Our Climate & Energy Program […]

Cities & Mobility

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Today, more than half the global population lives in cities, and by 2050 more than two-thirds will. City life drives 80% of total global energy and resource demand and 70% of greenhouse gas emissions. A well-designed city can open the way to WBCSD’s vision of creating a world in which more than nine billion people […]

Circular Economy

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The future of business is circular, and there’s no room for waste in it. Factor 10, WBCSD’s new circular economy program, aims to bring circularity into heart of business leadership and practice. Our goal is to build a critical mass of engagement within and across business to move the circular economy to deliver and scale solutions […]

Science Based Targets initiative announces major updates following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C

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Wednesday 20 February 2019: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial temperatures. New technical resources and […]

WBCSD represents the voice of business at Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction in Ottawa

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On 20-21 February 2019, the members of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC) met in Ottawa, Canada, for their global Assembly. Hosted by the government of Canada, the delegates reviewed progress of the building sector globally to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement of keeping global warming to well below 2 degrees. The […]

How Japanese companies are changing the way they report

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New study shows Japan’s growing market demand for quality information on environmental, social and governance considerations Geneva, Switzerland 11 February 2019: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) released a report on the corporate sustainability reporting landscape in Japan. The report highlights that there’s growing market demand for […]