Insider Perspective: The United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights 2020

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Our colleague Davide Fiedler shares key takeaways from the ninth edition of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights which took place in mid-November.   Geneva, 16 November 2020 – Across the world, the COVID-19 crisis has dramatically revealed our systemic vulnerabilities, exposing the fragility of human life, our economies, supply chains, social welfare […]

What nature can do for the climate in a post-COVID world

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Claire O’Neill (Managing Director, Climate & Energy at WBCSD), together with Justin Adams (Tropical Forest Alliance) and Gabriela Martinez (World Economic Forum) share their insights into the role of nature in addressing our climate crisis in a post-pandemic world, through the lens of the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance – working to unlock the potential of […]

Nature can be China’s strongest ally in the fight against climate change

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Wei Dong Zhou, WBCSD China Director and Ambassador for Biodiversity, shares his thoughts on how China should use nature-based solutions in order to meet its ambitious climate targets.   China’s pledge to become carbon-neutral by 2060 is the biggest stated climate goal to-date. Nature-based solutions could provide a third of China’s efforts to meet this target. Momentum […]

Fighting climate change isn’t just about saving the planet, it’s also about boosting the US economy and helping American workers

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In this insight, our North America Director, Bill Sisson, argues that climate change will be the number one economic driver for the twenty-first century by creating hundreds of new occupations across industries, in the US as in most countries across the globe.   As the end of the year draws closer, we are about to […]

The race for global climate leadership gathers pace

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With several countries having stepped up their climate neutrality ambitions and with the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement coming up, Peter Bakker looks at the need for collective action to tackle our climate emergency. He advocates that the responsibility for radical action also lies on business: all companies need to progress their climate action […]

Launch of the Food and Agriculture Roadmap – Chapter on healthy and sustainable diets

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The Roadmap serves as an implementation of the CEO Guide to Food System Transformation, setting out transformational targets, key action areas and solutions urgently required to transform food systems to achieve environmental sustainability, equitable livelihoods, and healthy and sustainable diets for all.   Geneva, 10 November 2020 – Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable […]

The Latest Reporting Matters research is out

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Our newly released review of 158 WBCSD member companies’ sustainability reports shows that 78% of WBCSD member companies have improved their overall scores since 2017. The new report presents a focus on the acute impacts of the pandemic and seeks to tie it into other pressing sustainability issues, as well as how WBCSD is responding […]