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 […]

Accelerating business solutions for climate & nature

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The Nature Action project launched a new guidance titled: “Mapping nature-based solutions and natural climate solutions”. This document helps remove investment hurdles in nature-based solutions (NbS) by clarifying the scope and definitions of natural climate solutions (NCS) and NbS, which have the potential to deliver up to 37% of solutions to achieve the Paris Agreement. […]

The Voice of Youth: WBCSD explores the perspectives of young people in support of its Vision 2050

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As businesses globally continue to align around critical global efforts to drive the systemic transformations that will be needed to help achieve the SDGs, one stakeholder group with whom it is vital that the private sector remains closely engaged is the world’s young people. Their voice is critical in shaping a more sustainable present & future […]

Looking ahead to 2021: Opportunities for a sustainable India

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In this insight, Joe Phelan (Director, WBCSD India) shares his thoughts about the year that just went past and the opportunities that will be available in the years to come in India and elsewhere. Businesses in India have a critical role to play in shaping these transformations to build India’s competitiveness and inclusivity. Companies that prioritize […]