WBCSD is proud to launch our new website for the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi). Visit the site to discover how bold climate action can be your biggest business opportunity, how to engage your company in the climate discussion, how to share your business solutions for scaling and implementing low carbon technology, and more.

Climate Action is Your Biggest Business Opportunity – Learn About This and More on WBCSD’s New LCTPi Website
WBCSD’s New CEO Guide to Climate Action
Read about how your CEO and business can engage to help create scalable sustainability action around the world. The best advice and strategies are here in WBCSD’s newest CEO Guide to Climate Action.
In Sustainable Cities, What Works and What Doesn’t
WBCSD and ICLEI Launch Joint Case Study and Report on City-Business Collaboration9 April 2015 – At the ICLEI World Congress in Seoul, WBCSD and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) launched the case study and report, “Enhancing Sustainable Urban Development through Innovative City-Business Collaboration.” Also at this event, 100 mayors from around the world committed to adopting the Seoul Declaration for sustainable cities: a comprehensive and collaborative pathway to urban sustainability – what a great day for the future of our cities!
Flip the Switch: Turning on Energy Efficiency in Buildings
WBCSD is looking forward to the Benelux Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) Laboratory 12-13 May in Amsterdam. The EEB Lab will bring together stakeholders from the building value chain and beyond, to remove the market barriers preventing widespread energy efficient investments. Our CEO Peter Bakker will speak at the closing Plenary on 13 May.
Business Proposals Call for High Level Leaders to Agree at COP21
6 May – Peter Bakker joined another 40 CEOs who have signed, “Business proposals in view of a 2015 international climate change agreement at COP 21 in Paris.” These proposals are meant to inspire collaboration between high-level leaders to reach an international agreement on climate at COP21 in Paris this December. Learn more, follow this story, and add your CEO to this important group of business leaders.
IDH, TFD and WBCSD Join Forces to Promote Responsible Business, Improved Governance and Inclusive Development
21 April 2015 – The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and mainstream approaches to sustainable land management. Follow this project to watch how business will improve land management, foster ecosystems restoration and deliver deforestation free commitments.
WBCSD Joins #Futureisclean. We Support The Movement, Now It’s Your Turn
22 April 2015 – WBCSD announced a new partnership with #Futureisclean- a movement that encourages companies, organizations, and individuals to work together toward a clean future. We invite you and your partners to join the movement, adding your voice to the call for a clean and sustainable future.
Internationally, CEOs Demand Action on Climate Change
Last month, the World Economic Forum released an open letter to all world leaders. 43 CEOs, with operations in over 150 countries, urged national governments to agree on ambitious climate action at COP21 this December. In their statement, signatories affirmed that businesses are already taking serious climate action and invited all national governments to do the same. Follow @ClimateCEOs to learn more.
Save a Tree, Pay Attention to Projects that are Deforestation-Free
29 April through 2 May- stakeholders from all over the world met in the Riau Province of Sumatra to discuss deforestation-free commitments in the region. The meeting clarified consumer goods companies’ deforestation-free pledges and their impacts. Want to learn more and engage? Follow @forestdialogue.
World Forum on Natural Capital: Revolutionizing the Way Business Drives Innovation and Manages Risk
The second World Forum on Natural Capital will take place in Edinburgh on 23-24 November 2015. Business leaders, government representatives and environmental experts from around the globe will examine up-to-date developments in Natural Capital, with a focus on managing risk and driving innovation. Join in to learn more about how Natural Capital opportunities can benefit your bottom line.
Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, 23-24 June Hanoi, Vietnam
Collaborate with global leaders this June to increase agricultural productivity, improve rural livelihoods, and decrease environmental impacts at the 2nd Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, ASEAN Beyond 2015: Collaboration for equitable growth. Sustain readers can enjoy a 20% discount on the full delegate rate by entering the code WBCSDVRBF15D when registering here.
Thousands Collaborate to Address Water Challenges and Build an Ambitious Roadmap
In 2015, the World Economic Forum ranked water crises as the greatest societal risk of the coming decade. Between April 12-17 2015 in the Republic of Korea, WBCSD participated in the 7th World Water Forum, where close to 30,000 people collaborated to address water-related issues. The main outcomes of the Forum are available here.
New WBCSD Members
WBCSD is pleased to welcome its newest members, Yara International and Copersucar
Global Network News
Zero Waste, More Cash
Forum ö 2015: Zero Waste, More Cash will take place 18-19 June in Bern. This year’s focus is on minimizing waste by transitioning to a circular economy. Find out how to minimize waste, and uncover the business case for doing so. The Forum will be conducted in German. If you can’t make it to Bern in June, stay tuned for a French event later this year.
Features and Commentary
Climate Action for Earth Day
22 April – In the Guardian for Earth day, our President Peter Bakker called for immediate action on climate. Read along to see what global leaders, WBCSD members, and partners are doing to make 2015 the most successful year for Earth, yet.
“We have three chances to change the world for the better in 2015”
14 April – Check out this insightful blog piece by Johan Rockström, Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre, in the Guardian.
Upcoming Events
12-13: Benelux EEB Laboratory, 12-13 May 2015 in Amsterdam
20-21: Business Climate Summit, Paris, France
1-4: Sustainable Brands ’15 San Diego
18-19: Forum ö 2015: Zero Waste, More Cash, Bern
23-24: 2nd Responsible Business Forum on Food and Agriculture, Hanoi, Vietnam
13-16: UN’s Third International Conference: Financing for Development, Addis Abba, Ethiopia
9-10: 5th B4E ClimateSummit, London
25-27: The UN Special Summit on SDGs, New York, USA
7: Action2020 Climate Dialogue, São Paulo, Brazil
12-23: UNCCD COP12, Ankara, Turkey
3-4: 4th Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, Singapore
23-24: World Forum on Natural Capital, Edinburgh, Scotland
1-11: The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP21
7-10: The WBCSD Council Meeting in Paris, France