WBCSD Articles

  • CSI progress report - case study

    Delivering an interactive progress report for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The client The WBCSD is a global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The CSI is a global effort by 23 major cement producers with operations in more than 100 countries who believe there is a strong business case ...


    By IMS Consulting (Europe) Ltd

  • Climate Change Central Develops Nitrogen Quantification Protocols with ClimateCHECK

    Climate Change Central is a unique public-private partnership that promotes the development of innovative responses to global climate change. The organization helps Alberta businesses, governments and other stakeholders work together to pursue greenhouse gas reduction initiatives. In 2007, Climate Change Central was collaborating with Alberta Environment, an international agricultural product ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • Baystate Health alleviates their environmental ailments

    Client Name: Baystate Health Client Need/Driver: Baystate Health previously contracted with another consulting firm to quantify emissions from their four largest campuses in order to ensure compliance with the State of Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. As a voluntary exercise, Baystate decided to implement a system to manage entity-wide GHG ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Sustainable procurement of wood and paper-based products: Version 3

    Version 3 of this guide incorporates the most up-to-date developments on the legality of forest products, new technological developments to control wood and paper supply chains and increase their transparency, and an expanded chapter on the social implications of forest products. Decisions regarding the purchase and use of wood and paper-based products can have far-reaching, long-term impacts on ...

  • Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the ...

  • Making markets for ecosystem services

    Ecosystems thinking is slowly changing from concern about losing species to concern about losing the services that keep our own species – and its civilization – thriving. ...

  • Assessing global water risks and source water vulnerabilities case study

    Challenge: One of the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits companies in the world, and a widely regarded global leader in sustainability, retained Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy team to assess localized water stress conditions throughout its global operations. The company wanted a prioritization of local risks against the best available internal and external data. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Power to change

    This report shows that enough low-carbon technologies exist to help the world avert damaging climate change, but that strong policy is needed to support their rapid deployment. ...

  • Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products, an Introduction

    Decisions regarding the purchase and use of wood and paper-based products can have far-reaching, long-term impacts for the forests where they are harvested, the communities supported by wood-using industries, and the places where those products are purchased and used. The information in this joint WRI/WBCSD publication is organized around ten key issues, posed as “essential questions” that ...

  • GHG Protocol Initiative - A step forward in GHG emissions calculations

    With the GHG Protocol 60 companies will look comprehensively at the impact of their corporate value chains, reports Envido. On January 20th, the GHG Protocol Initiative announced that 60 companies had started measuring the greenhouse gas emissions of their products and supply chains by testing a new global framework, part of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative. Developed by the World Resources ...


    By Vital Efficienci Ltd.

  • Adaptation: An issue brief for business

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report,1 Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report, forecasts that climate change will have significant impacts on populations and environments around the world. Furthermore, it is likely that in the absence of concerted efforts to mitigate greenhouse emissions, climate change will have negative effects on business and global ...

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