WBCSD supports the development of landmark SDG report focused on US agriculture

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U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action, together with WBCSD, published a new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Roadmap report to providing an initial mapping of U.S. agriculture’s performance against the SDGs and identifies how the U.S. agriculture sector can continue to build greater resiliency while delivering business value through addressing risks and opening up new growth markets. […]

GPSNR: New policy framework drives commitment to sustainable natural rubber production, sourcing

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Members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) approved a members’ sustainability policy framework and the creation of a new membership category for smallholder producers of natural rubber. The newly approved policy framework will help GPSNR member companies, who account for almost 50% of global natural rubber volume, to establish or update strong […]

Our COVID-19 response can make our cities more resilient to heat waves

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By including urban environments into resilience strategies we might be able to react to multiple threats simultaneously. The COVID crisis has exposed our interdependencies and the insufficient preparation of our urban systems for coping with shocks. It has also highlighted the stress we put on the environment and in many places greatly increased inequality – […]

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. […]