Towards a global benchmark for the forest products value chain

– At our Council Meeting in Paris, the CEOs of our Forest Solutions Group (FSG) have adopted a revised set of membership principles and responsibilities to affirm the group’s long-standing commitment to sustainable forest management and to producing and sourcing forest products that do not contribute to deforestation. More details here

IUCN and global business leaders pledge to scale-up resilience to climate risks by focusing on nature-based solutions

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced a new five-year partnership that will help businesses address global challenges, such as climate change and ecosystem degradation, by valuing nature.

Leaders speak about Climate Change at World Economic Forum

Davos, 23 Jan. 2015 – Tackling Climate, Development and Growth: What resources and commitments are needed now to tackle climate change, development and growth? Speakers: Paul Polman, A. Michael Spence, Christine Lagarde, Paul Kagame, Ban Ki-Moon, Jim Yong Kim. Video HERE

Meeting the skills gap: Best practices of WBCSD members in emerging markets

Geneva, January 15, 2015 – How can companies increase employment and entrepreneurship throughout the value chain, build skills, and engage youth? Download the booklet with new case studies from ITC, SABMiller and Vale here.

Video – Peter Bakker at COP20 in Lima

Lima, 11 Dec. 14. Listen to Peter Bakker, President of WBCSD, contributing to UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties #20 on Climate Change. Click here In December 2015 a new global climate agreement will be brokered in Paris at the UNFCCC COP 21. This will mark a key moment to shape the post-2020 climate regime. Much groundwork […]

WBCSD joins the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

Geneva, 24 Sept. 14 – Together with more than 20 governments, 30 organizations and companies, WBCSD joined the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture, a voluntary coalition of a broad range of stakeholders that aim to help governments, farmers, scientists, businesses, and civil society, as well as regional unions and international organizations, to improve food security […]

WBCSD launches ‘A call to action’ on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Geneva, 22 Sept. 14 – As world leaders gather in New York for the UN Climate Summit this week, WBCSD launches a global “Call to Action” on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. One way to express a commitment or reinforce existing action is for an organization to sign the Manifesto on Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB […]