WBCSD Articles

  • 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. ...

  • 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: 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 ...

  • 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, 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Energy is critical to continued economic growth and according to the International Energy Agency (IEA); population growth and increasing industrialization will drive demand for energy upwards by more than 50% between now and 2030. Fossil ...

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