Business recovery and return to normal: ESG, enterprise risk management and risk screening

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WBCSD and Latham & Watkins team up to share insights and discuss approaches to early-stage risk screening in the context of ESG and enterprise risk management, following analysis and interviews with corporate risk professionals. Early identification of the onset of risks allows risk owners to take timely action to mitigate business vulnerabilities. Early identification of […]

Decarbonizing construction: Guidance for investors and developers to reduce embodied carbon

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A large part of the construction sector’s emissions come from building products and materials – embodied carbon. This is an increasing focus of regulatory bodies, making it a risk factor for developers and investors to price into construction projects. Our new report provides over 50 embodied carbon-reduction policies and best practices that investors can adopt in […]

Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?

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This report looks in detail at the results of six whole life cycle assessment (WLCA) case studies to illustrate some of the challenges, barriers and opportunities relating to the building industry’s carbon footprint. It aims to provide an insight into the industry’s current performance and compare it to possible net-zero trajectories. Analyzing the whole life […]

The innovative mobility landscape: The case of Mobility as a Service

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Mobility as a Service (MaaS) gives citizens easy access to a wide range of integrated travel options. With the right governance and regulatory framework, it can also make travel in cities more climate-friendly and sustainable. WBCSD and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have published a new report that offers practical guidance for policymakers and companies […]

First results of a new set of Key Performance Indicators released by the Forest Solutions Group

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Members of the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) have today released the first results from a revised set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) adopted earlier this year, revealing positive trends on all long-term indicators, and a more comprehensive picture through new metrics. Geneva, 30 August 2021 – Members of the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) have today […]

Advancing business understanding of “nature positive”

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Read the latest insight by Tom Williams on what ‘nature positive’ means for business. The term ‘nature positive’ is rapidly emerging as a rallying call, ‘a north star’, to guide action and to transform business. The recently published paper, A Nature-Positive World: The Global Goal for Nature, sets out three measurable temporal objectives: Zero Net […]

All roads lead to Rome: a Pre-Summit towards an equitable, net-zero and nature-positive food system

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This article is based on the speech WBCSD President & CEO Peter Bakker gave on 26 July 2021 at the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit, during the opening plenary “A Bold Ambition to Improve Food Systems”. Rome, 26 July 2021: We meet ahead of an important, and some would say historic, United Nations Food Systems Summit. […]

World Water Week 2021 in review: opportunities for business to support water, climate and nature

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Last week, as part of World Water Week 2021, WBCSD led a series of sessions on different themes and topics with partner organizations and contributed to several other sessions throughout the week. In his latest article, Tom Williams WBCSD Director for Nature Action & Water, shares a summary from the week and highlights the opportunities […]

Survey – Climate Confidence Barometer: invite to participate

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A new initiative, the Business Commission to Tackle Inequality (BCTI), seeks to put tackling inequality and creating shared prosperity for all at the heart of business’s agenda for sustainable growth. The BCTI will be supported and steered by forward-thinking global companies and their leaders. It will bring together business leaders and a range of experts and […]