WBCSD’s annual Liaison Delegate Meeting is a truly global event, with sustainability leaders from across the world visiting Montreux, Switzerland from 16-19 April for this year’s event. Among more than 400 attendees were 107 Liaison Delegates from WBCSD member companies, 37 Global Network partners and eight Council Members, making this the biggest group of sustainability professionals to ever come together in Montreux. The Meeting saw interactive discussion on current and upcoming trends for sustainable business, including circular economy, the future of work and how business must act to deliver the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. For more information on #LDMontreux18 check out our Highlights video.
WBCSD’s new SDG Sector Roadmaps publication lays out a step-by-step process that companies from the same sector can follow to explore, articulate and realize a common vision towards realization of the SDGs. This framework leads companies through a process of establishing their sector’s current level of interaction with the SDGs throughout the value chain; identifying the sector’s most significant opportunities for impact; and establishing key action items and monitoring systems in order to chart a course towards the sector’s 2030 vision. Read more.
The Social and Human Capital Coalition was recently launched to help companies recognize the value of people and communities living well. As part of this, the Social and Human Capital Protocol is now open for public consultation. Show your support, register your interest, and shape the agenda by joining the new Social and Human Capital Coalition and participating in the public consultation today.
Are you ready to respond to the increasing prevalence and severity of environmental, social and governance (ESG)- related risks affecting your business? In a first-of-its-kind partnership, WBCSD and COSO worked together to develop a cutting-edge guidance for applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to environmental, social and governance (ESG) related risks. It covers everything from extreme weather events to product safety recalls. The preliminary draft is open for public consultation. Check it out and send your feedback.
On our Panorama channel, WBCSD Managing Director for Climate and Energy Maria Mendiluce discusses Project Drawdown, in conversation with by Chad Frischmann, Research Director at Project Drawdown and Prof. Tim Flannery, an acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist. Maria, Chad and Tim explore the solutions proposed by the project, providing food for thought for WBCSD member companies on how they can contribute to scaling up these solutions. Listen on iTunes or on our website.
We recently released a new in-depth guide for policymakers on carbon pricing. It aims to spur discussions between policymakers and business leaders on how best to implement a carbon price to encourage low-carbon innovation and investment, while creating a level playing field for meeting the 2°C objective. We see carbon pricing as one of the most efficient means of driving the transition to a low-carbon world – learn more today.
WBCSD’s Cement Sustainability Initiative, in partnership with the International Energy Agency, recently launched the Technology Roadmap: Low-Carbon Transition in the Cement Industry report, which outlines investment and policy needs for emissions reduction targets in cement production. The report aims to identify and develop international collaborative efforts, to provide robust evidence for decision-making in industry and policies
KEYWORDS: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), sustainability