Building long term business resilience: Learning lessons from COVID-19

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WBCSD has released an issue brief exploring early business responses to COVID-19, making recommendations on how companies can build greater long-term resilience through improved approaches to corporate risk management, human & social capital, and ESG information.   Geneva, 7 September 2020: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released an issue brief exploring early […]

Keeping the energy transition on track: What’s next for PPAs and business leadership in renewable energy?

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We’re getting used to hearing good news in the renewable energy sector. Wind and solar power smash their own price records month after month, renewable energy generation efficiencies are inching up and up and the sheer number of renewable energy solutions entering the market seems limitless. And then earlier this year COVID-19 struck, endangering millions […]

Climate and nature: key pillars for a just recovery from COVID-19

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WBCSD Managing Directors Diane Holdorf and Claire O’Neill delve into the reasons why the climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Business and governments must commit actions that build resilience and ensure the people and planet on which business depends can thrive. The climate and nature crises are inextricably linked. Business and governments must commit […]

Building forward better: Accelerating business momentum toward a net-zero future

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WBCSD reaffirms its commitment to business leadership by appointing Claire O’Neill as Managing Director for Climate & Energy. Geneva, 9 September 2020 – With a just over a year to COP26, business and governments are under increasing pressure to pair our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic with breakthrough actions to achieve net-zero emissions. Companies united […]

China’s climate commitments: marking a historic precedent

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Building forward better toward a net-zero future The announcement at the UN General Assembly by Chinese President Xi Jinping, that China would commit to become carbon neutral by 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions would peak by 2030, marks a historic precedent. As the world’s largest emitting economy – responsible for some 28% of […]

Krmení vodou stresovaného světa – jak reagují podniky a investoři (anglicky)

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Řízení rizik v potravinářském sektoru je ze své podstaty složité a zhoršuje se dopadem změny klimatu. Jedním z klíčových rizik pro podnikání v hodnotovém řetězci potravin je voda a vyžaduje naléhavou pozornost, důkladné posouzení a reakci. For the food industry, which uses more than 70% of the world’s fresh water for growing crops, livestock and processing, water shortage […]

WBCSD’s new guidelines help companies maximize the opportunities of the energy transition

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The guidelines aim to help energy consumers develop and implement a sustainable energy strategy for their business. The guidelines support companies to rethink how they source and consume energy within their business and across their value chain and expand their opportunities to use or invest in commercially viable low-carbon energy solutions in collaboration with partners. […]

New framework launched to help align company actions towards a net-zero built environment

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WBCSD has developed the Building System Carbon Framework to enable the cross-company action needed for reaching a net-zero built environment by 2050. The Framework provides a common language for all companies in the building and construction sector. Using a common metric and a full life-cycle approach, joint solutions can be designed and implemented to help […]

Protein Impact Framework – a flexible tool for companies to assess the sustainability & health impact of animal and plant-based proteins

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The new WBCSD progress report supports businesses to make balanced assessments of the sustainability and health impacts of different animal and plant protein products and production methods. Geneva, 18 August 2020 – Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Protein Impact Framework, a progress report supporting businesses to make balanced assessments […]

Why realizing the SDGs is more urgent than ever before

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Insights ahead of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Geneva, Tuesday, 7 July: Between 7 and 16 July 2020 the United Nations will be convening its annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – its core platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable […]