Just launched: a new policy web-tool for low-carbon fuels

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We’re excited to launch the new below50 policy webtool – a resource offering key insights into local policies that increase the use of low-carbon fuels and drive greater climate ambition. Find out more about how policy can encourage the use and development of below50 fuels.   Geneva, Switzerland 27 November 2018 – Today, the World Business […]

The Reporting Exchange wins ISAR Honors for progressing sustainability and SDG reporting

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The Reporting Exchange has been awarded the top ISAR Honors – a new initiative launched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – for progressing the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and SDG information in companies’ reporting processes. This award comes a year after the launch of the platform which […]

Paris, naturally!

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It’s Natural Capital Week in Paris, a series of events advancing the agenda of business and government decision-making, assessment and policies around nature. WBCSD is excited to be part of a new EU-funded campaign, We Value Nature, and we’ll lead business capacity building starting in 2019. We’re also announcing the transfer of our Natural Capital Protocol […]

Peter Bakker appointed Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

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Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), was today ordained Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, in recognition of his long-lasting commitment to engaging business in tackling global sustainability issues. Peter received the decoration on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary celebrations of Nyenrode Business University, from the […]

WBCSD wins Global Sustainability Film Award

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And the winner is… WBCSD’s short film, “The Natural Solution!” Honored to win the Judge’s Award at the 2018 tve Global Sustainability Film Awards – a competition for films that powerfully portray solutions for sustainability. Did you know that the world could blow past 1.5°C of warming as soon as 2040 unless we implement solutions now? Natural […]

Sustainable Leadership – contribution to SDGs

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At present, 93% of CEOs acknowledge that sustainability should be incorporated into the company strategy. Few companies have a single sustainability strategy and even fewer actions, according to the McKinsey survey. These results underscore the need to integrate sustainability into the corporate and administrative world at all hierarchical levels – managers have a leverage effect […]

EU to be carbon-neutral by 2050

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The European Commission has announced a new long-term strategy for the EU to be carbon-neutral by 2050. The European Commission notes the importance of partnership in achieving this target. The long-term strategy aims to create a vision for stakeholders, researchers, entrepreneurs, and citizens alike to develop new and innovative industries, businesses and associated jobs. Miguel Arias […]

International companies join together to eliminate plastic waste

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has announced a new Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste. The commitment, in partnership with the UN Environment, has been signed by over 250 of the world’s largest packaging brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, L’Oréal and H&M. This initiative aims to create a ‘new normal’ for plastic packaging and has […]