Monthly newsletter from WBCSD

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We CAN create a world in which more than 9 billion people live well, by 2050 We recently launched Vision 2050: Time to Transform. It's a comprehensive framework for business action in line with the urgency of the challenges we face: the climate emergency; nature in crisis; mounting inequality. We want it to inspire companies [...]

After the Davos Agenda: what to expect for 2021

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Foreword by P. Kalaš: Reflections by Peter Bakker, President of the WBCSD, on the outputs of the just-held WEF conference in Davos, and on the planned WBCSD events this year. I would also like to draw your attention to the upcoming update “Vision 2050”. This week traditionally marked the gathering of heads of governments, business […]

Who will you nominate for the 2021 educational programs?

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We are pleased to present two educational opportunities for 2021 providing inspirational courses with the world’s top universities to your company’s aspiring leaders: our Leadership Program, a unique executive education program, focused on business, leadership and sustainable development and the LEAP Program that is an executive program for women that strives to build the diverse and inclusive […]

How can business strengthen SDG action in the COVID-19 era?

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A few weeks ago, during the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP), business representatives discussed the role of companies in driving progress on sustainability to deliver long-term prosperity and resilience in line with the SDGs. WBCSD’s Filippo Veglio advocated our position that the SDGs, and the pathway to prosperity for people and planet […]

Circular Views podcast now available

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Earlier this month we launched WBCSD’s first circular economy podcast – Circular Views – as a medium to provide more insights in this space through discussions with business leaders from companies at the forefront of the circular journey. For our first episode, we invited Roy Vissers from DSM, Harald Tepper from Philips and Amelie Rouvin from […]

Soft Commodities Forum Progress report

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WBCSD’s Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) published its latest progress report (available in English and in Brazilian Portugues) which focuses on the achievement of the SCF’s ambitious soybean supply chain traceability targets in Brazil’s Cerrado region. It also provided progress on its landscape partnerships and offered insights into priorities and next steps as it continues to expand its work. […]

Forest Sector SDG Roadmap: implementation report

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One year from the launch of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap, the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) has released its first Implementation Report. Through key performance indicators and illustrative examples, the report describes the forest sector’s many interconnections with global development issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity loss, or social inequality. With this report FSG […]

Food and Agriculture Roadmap – New chapter : Policy recommendations from a consumer perspective

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This policy chapter in our Food and Agriculture Roadmap consolidates the output of the Science-to-Policy Dialogue, which brought together academia, policymakers, business and civil society to co-develop policy recommendations for food systems transformation.   The Food and Agriculture Roadmap serves as the implementation plan for WBCSD’s CEO Guide to Food System Transformation by setting out […]

COVID-19: a dashboard to rebuild with nature

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There is now ample evidence that nature plays a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic’s emergence and recovery. This white paper proposes a dashboard based on the two core planetary boundaries of climate change and nature loss. The paper demonstrates that a sustainability transformation through which we rebuild our world differently with nature is humanity’s best bet […]