WBCSD supports new coalition of 17 global leaders joining forces to deliver the SDGs

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WBCSD became an official supporter of a new coalition of 17 global companies called the “Business Avengers” to highlight the crucial role businesses play in hitting the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In its role, WBCSD is dedicated to supporting the coalition’s efforts to drive awareness, collaboration and action from the private […]

WBCSD India Day 2019

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Given its large population and future growth prospects, businesses have many sustainability opportunities in India. At the same time, however, the country’s size makes its sustainability challenges globally significant. Because of companies’ critical role for India’s growth trajectory, WBCSD organized an India Day, including a CEO Roundtable, to facilitate discussions with member companies on these issues and […]

Top executives of WBCSD members call for increased business leadership to shape the Future of Work

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For business to work in the future, we need to put people at the heart of work. WBCSD has issued a statement of leadership endorsed by top executives from Ayala, Banco Santander, Charoen Pokphand Group, Firmenich, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Nestlé, PWC, and Randstad. Madrid, 10 September 2019: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has […]

The Delhi Declaration from Business confirms private sector commitment to combatting land degradation at the COP14 of UNCCD

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WBCSD released this declaration at the COP14 of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in New Delhi. This call to action from business highlights business action for land degradation neutrality and drought resilience to improve the livelihoods of many. The Declaration captures and synthetizes business perspectives, commitments and policy asks. New Delhi, 10 September […]

Business Climate Resilience: Thriving Through the Transformation

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As the climate emergency continues to demand action on climate adaptation and resilience, WBCSD’s new Business Climate Resilience report brings together important global developments and the latest thinking, with a particular focus on private sector climate resilience. Companies need to prepare for both the physical risks that are associated with climate change, as well the associated […]

Carbon Pricing – WBCSD Policy Paper 2019

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A new WBCSD policy paper presents the reasons why business supports carbon pricing as a critical enabler to raise climate ambition. The paper calls for governments to put on a price on carbon and develop clear and consistent long-term carbon pricing policies as part of their national commitments and long-term strategies. The paper highlights major […]

Stepping up business action to 1.5°C

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WBCSD has joined other organizations to endorse the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ initiative calling on companies to take 1.5°C-aligned climate action and commit to the 1.5 Pledge. In this context, WBCSD calls for corporate climate targets aligned with what science says is needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C – either by taking on 1.5°C […]

Nineteen leading companies join forces to step up alternative farming practices and protect biodiversity, for the benefit of planet and people

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 “One Planet Business for Biodiversity” (OP2B) – a business-led, agriculture-centric coalition – was launched today at UN Climate Action Summit in New York. 23 September 2019, New York, NY: Today, nineteen forward-thinking, agriculture-centric companies, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), launched a new initiative to protect and restore biodiversity within their […]

Natural climate solutions: the business perspective

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Natural climate solutions address many of the critical issues we face today by helping nature do what it’s been doing for millions of years: sequester and store carbon. Together with the Nature4Climate coalition, WBCSD has launched Natural Climate Solutions: the business perspective. The report builds consensus on how to credibly invest in Natural Climate Solutions as […]