New framework launched to help align company actions towards a net-zero built environment

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WBCSD has developed the Building System Carbon Framework to enable the cross-company action needed for reaching a net-zero built environment by 2050. The Framework provides a common language for all companies in the building and construction sector. Using a common metric and a full life-cycle approach, joint solutions can be designed and implemented to help […]

Protein Impact Framework – a flexible tool for companies to assess the sustainability & health impact of animal and plant-based proteins

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The new WBCSD progress report supports businesses to make balanced assessments of the sustainability and health impacts of different animal and plant protein products and production methods. Geneva, 18 August 2020 – Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Protein Impact Framework, a progress report supporting businesses to make balanced assessments […]

Why realizing the SDGs is more urgent than ever before

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Insights ahead of the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Geneva, Tuesday, 7 July: Between 7 and 16 July 2020 the United Nations will be convening its annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) – its core platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable […]

Emerging practices on employee health and business recovery

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As businesses consider the return to a new ‘normal’ activity level, WBCSD’s work on Return to New Normal supports companies to understand and act to improve their vulnerability to a second wave of COVID-19, future global pandemics and potentially other kinds of future shocks. Explore the library to find examples of emerging practices on employee health […]

WBCSD releases insights into innovations that could shape and transform the next decade

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has released an issue brief outlining the business model shifts, emerging technologies and social innovations that could shape the next decade.  Geneva, 26 August 2020: This issue brief is part of a series of interim outputs linked to WBCSD’s current refresh of its Vision 2050, a landmark 2010 report that laid […]

PRI and WBCSD join forces to drive corporate-investor action on sustainable development

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Geneva/London, 27 August 2020: The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – together representing asset owners, investment managers, service providers and businesses – have forged a new collaboration to create the enabling conditions for a sustainable financial system. In the landmark collaboration, the PRI and WBCSD will […]

Making stakeholder capitalism real and rewarding

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The end of August traditionally signifies a return to the office and all hands on deck for the remaining months of the year. This year, as we adjust to our “new normal” and its endless amount of video calls, it is nevertheless important to sharpen our focus on what will be a critically important final […]

UK Government consults on ‘world-leading’ new law to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains

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New legislation would make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas. The UK government have proposed a new law, which is now open for consultation, which aims to clamp down on illegal deforestation and protect rainforests. The proposals would prohibit larger businesses operating in […]