As the UN Climate Summit kicks off, the WBCSD launches a short 3D animation making the case for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the context of rising energy demand, a global net zero emissions target for society and the trillion tonne concept. The animation focuses on conveying the size of the challenges ahead and provides a sense of scale to intangible concepts such as CO 2 emissions and large numbers such as a trillion tonnes of carbon.

Why Carbon Capture and Storage is a critical part of the solution to climate change
WBCSD Submission of Climate Change Business Solutions to the UN Climate Summit
Central to Action2020; the Climate and Energy priority area has brought extraordinary engagement from the WBCSD’s member companies and has resulted in new business solutions that respond to the Action2020 societal must-have for climate change of limiting global temperature rise to 2 oC above pre-industrial levels.
Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB) Magazine: A Call to Action
At the occasion of the UN Climate Summit, the WBCSD is issuing its ‘Call to Action’ on Energy Efficiency in Buildings asking all stakeholders – business, governments, regional and local authorities, and civil society organizations – to take ambitious steps to reduce the energy consumption of their buildings. In this new issue, the WBCSD also shares experiences from the signatories of the EEB Manifesto.
City Leaders Survey on City-Business Engagement for Sustainable Development
WBCSD and ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) conducted a joint survey of city leaders in 2014 to increase understanding of city-business relationships and inform the global discussion on how cities and business can work together.
The City of Campinas joins WBCSD’s Sustainable Mobility Project
Campinas became the first Latin American city to join the WBCSD’s Sustainable Mobility Project, which brings together a global cross sector group of mobility related companies and other stakeholders to accelerate progress towards sustainable mobility.
New Report by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
The New Climate Economy Report issued on September 16 states that governments and businesses can improve economic growth while reducing their carbon emissions.
“The Climate Has Changed” – new report by We Mean Business
WBCSD is working closely with We Mean Business comprised of the organizations BSR, The B Team, CDP, Ceres, The Climate Group & CSLP, to devise a common narrative around climate change.
PwC publishes Low Carbon Economy Index 2014
With current trends leading to a 4 oC world, PwC looks at what it takes to decarbonize the economy to close the gap between ambition and reality.
Collective Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture in India
On August 27-28, the WBCSD organized a workshop in Delhi on India-based solutions for sustainable agriculture with support of TERI-BCSD.
Water & Energy Nexus in action at the Stockholm World Water Week
From August 31 to September 5, the WBCSD participated in the Stockholm World Water Week to contribute the business voice on implementing practical solutions for the water-energy-food-climate change nexus.
The Forests Dialogue on 4Fs in Finland
On September 2-5, WBCSD joined the 3rd international field dialogue convened by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and its partners on the Changing Outlooks for Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests (4Fs) in Finland.
BIER issues a set of guiding principles on ecosystem services
WBCSD welcomes the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) Guiding Principles on Ecosystems, intended to help beverage companies integrate ecosystem parameters into business decision-making.
BASF’s product portfolio evaluated for sustainability
To help its customers align environmental and societal aspects with business success, BASF has developed a new process for steering its portfolio based on sustainability criteria.
Making waves: The rising tide of data for social good
Findings of the Better Future Forum, which gathered numerous experts including Peter Bakker on July 1, were published in a report.
New WBCSD Members
WBCSD is pleased to welcome Econet Wireless and Trafigura among its membership.
Features & Commentary
The Global Compact has released its 2014 Edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook 2014 featuring Peter Bakker on the architecture of a sustainable future.
Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD
Discover the opinion piece “Start thinking in circles” by Paul Polman and Peter Bakker in the European Voice.
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever & Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD
Global Network News
Forética, Spain, joined WBCSD’s Global Network.
National Business Initiative (NBI), South Africa and Woolworths partner to drive energy efficiency through the supply chain
CEBDS, Brazil, gathers business to develop “Agenda CEBDS – For a Sustainable Country”
Upcoming Events
30: William Davidson Institute Webinar – The Power of Poverty Assessment: Q & A with WBCSD about Improving Non-Financial Reporting
6: IMD Global Center for Sustainability Leadership Roundtable, Lausanne
WBCSD will share its perspective on social impact measurement & valuation.
27: VERGE City Summit, San Francisco
WBCSD will present lessons from its groundbreaking work with cities and focus on how cities and the private sector are collaborating to achieve deep carbon reductions.
3-6: The WBCSD Council Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
This year, WBCSD members’ CEOs, senior executives and 70 Global Network partners will gather in Atlanta to set the pace and address some of the most pressing global challenges. The event is expected to draw some 350 attendees from the world’s leading companies.
April 2015
20-24: The WBCSD Liaison Delegates Meeting in Montreux, Switzerland
October 2015
1-2: Measuring Sustainability Performance: Corporate Approaches and Contributions, Geneva
WBCSD in association with EMAN is pleased to announce a Symposium on business measurement, valuation and reporting of environmental and social capital impacts and performance.
December 2015
7-10: The WBCSD Council Meeting in Paris, France
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