Shaping up the race to net zero

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. Read the December issue of Reuters Events Sustainable Business’s magazine “Shaping up for the race to net zero”, including a net zero briefing with insights from our President & CEO Peter Bakker. Source: www.wbcsd.org

The high-stake race for climate

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Claire O’Neill, Managing Director for Climate & Energy at WBCSD, shares her thinking on the milestone that the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement represents and the need to turn all commitments and targets into reality, with COP26 as one of the upcoming key milestones, but also for business and governments to work better together […]

From climate targets to holistic solutions

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12 December marked the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. In this insight, Peter Bakker shares his thoughts on the need to move from setting climate targets to holistic solutions ahead of COP26 next year which will be all about implementation. Business has a major role to play and a strong voice, which we should […]

WBCSD and partners win an award for their work on ESG

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The Continuity, Insurance & Risk (CIR) Risk Management Awards honored WBCSD, the Committee of the Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), EY and KPMG for their collaborative work on integrating ESG aspects into companies’ mainstream enterprise risk management practices.   Geneva Switzerland, 25 November 2020: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), […]

Integrating ESG into boards to ensure robust decision-making

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WBCSD, in collaboration with Baker McKenzie, has launched a report on board directors’ duties and ESG considerations in decision-making which draws on regulatory and legal perspectives and insights from the USA and UK. It seeks to explain why sustainability matters and why it should be included on the board agenda as a matter within their […]

Business and labor organizations call for renewed multilateralism from G20 countries

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Peter Bakker, together with leaders from 12 other international business and labor organizations, joined voices to send a strong message to G20 countries to urge them to step up collaboration at the global level to tackle our global crises, including the unprecedented health and economic devastation that COVID-19 has created.   Geneva, 12 November 2020: […]

The circular bioeconomy is a USD $7.7 trillion opportunity for business and a key element in the fight against climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity

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A new report on circular bioeconomy highlights attractive untapped business opportunities and case studies to facilitate access to a circular bioeconomy model.   Geneva, 23 November 2020 – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched a new report on the circular bioeconomy, titled “The business opportunity contributing to a sustainable world”. The circular […]

New toolkit on advancing human rights policy and practice in the agribusiness sector

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The Global Agribusiness Alliance, a sector project within WBCSD, published a toolkit to help agribusinesses better understand and operationalize the UN Guiding Principles for Business & Human Rights. It contains straightforward guidance, best practice and case studies from agribusinesses to inform stronger performance on human rights.   Geneva, 4 November 2020 – Today, the Global […]