WBCSD was in Davos for the World Economic Forum last week where we met with member company CEOs, hosted industry events with government and business leaders and launched some new publications and projects. This included our new circular economy project Factor10 and a new report on circular economy that we co-authored with Boston Consulting Group. In total, WBCSD lead six events throughout the week in Davos, on issues ranging from food to finance and from zero-emission mobility to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into corporate risk management systems. For more details on each of these, check out our Insider Perspective for Davos 2018.

New faces for 2018

We are delighted to be joined this month by new companies who became WBCSD members at the beginning of the year. These include Abbott, Bain & Company, LeasePlan, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, State Power Investment Corporation and Microsoft Corporation. The new year also brings a new Chair to WBCSD – co-founder and Group CEO of Olam International Sunny Verghese, who officially took up his position at the beginning of this year. Together, we look forward to accelerating the transition to a sustainable world.


Secure a place at our North America member meeting

Join us at our North America member meeting on 5 February 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, ahead of the GreenBiz 2018 conference, where we will look at innovative ways through which pre-competitive collaboration is transforming industries. Check out the agenda and book your place today (Password: WBCSD@Greenbiz). For more information, contact our team.


The legacy of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission

At the World Economic Forum last week the Business and Sustainable Development Commission announced the wind up of its two-year mission to articulate a compelling business case for the realization of the SDGs. WBCSD has been closely involved in shaping and disseminating the Commission’s work and will continue to build upon the strong foundations that it has established. Learn more about the Commission’s impact and legacy here.


See a different perspective on Panorama

Panorama means “unobstructed view”, and that’s what we aim to promote through our dedicated third-party media channel. This month, civil engineer Doug Nuttall writes about why we must redefine how we view ‘community’ to survive and thrive in an increasingly urban world. Meanwhile, on iTunes, we sit down with Mitsubishi Corp to discussed how they approach sustainability, and how that approach has evolved during its 80-year existence. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to contribute to our written or audio platform.

We want your feedback on our forests sector guide

In partnership with the Natural Capital Coalition, WBCSD’s Forest Solution Group is developing standardized guidance for any business within the forest products value chain to measure, value and ultimately manage their relationship with the environment. Feedback is being accepted on the draft guide until 28 February and we would love to hear from you. You may also be interested in a new report which shows that money actually does grow on trees- read more here.