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  • Integrated Reporting will challenge current thinking on value creation, says WBCSD

    Integrated Reporting will challenge current thinking on value creation, says WBCSD

    The launch today of the Consultation Draft of the Integrated Reporting (IR) framework is set to challenge the status quo of value creation and transparency in reporting, said the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). ...

  • Business solutions based on scientific analysis

    Business solutions based on scientific analysis

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Stockholm Resilience Center (SRC) today announced an innovative collaboration to ensure future business solutions are based on the best scientific ...

  • Make Rio+20 Count: Smart policies urgently needed to unleash business solutions at a scale to meet sustainability goals, WBCSD says

    Make Rio+20 Count: Smart policies urgently needed to unleash business solutions at a scale to meet sustainability goals, WBCSD says

    The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) provides an exceptional opportunity for swift policy action to accelerate and scale business solutions so 9 billion people can live well and within the limits of one planet ...

  • WBCSD Delivers Policy Solutions to Rio+20, Calls For Urgent Leadership From Governments

    WBCSD Delivers Policy Solutions to Rio+20, Calls For Urgent Leadership From Governments

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today launched Changing Pace, adetailed blueprint of policy recommendations to scale up business solutions that can tackle our most pressing sustainability challenges. "Business skills ...

  • WBCSD Elects Peter Bakker As Its New President

    WBCSD Elects Peter Bakker As Its New President

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced that its Executive Committee has approved the appointment of Peter Bakker as its new President effective January 1, 2012. Mr. Bakker, the former CEO of Dutch logistics ...

  • New WBCSD Guide Supports Business Valuation of Nature

    New WBCSD Guide Supports Business Valuation of Nature

    Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like ...

  • Vision 2050 lays a pathway to sustainable living within planet

    Vision 2050 lays a pathway to sustainable living within planet

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today launched the Vision 2050 report, a study that lays out a pathway leading to a global population of some 9 billion people living well, within the resource limits of the planet by ...

  • Business tackling climate change on the ground

    Business tackling climate change on the ground

    The relationship between land use and climate change is highlighted in corporate case studies included in a new report, entitled `Tackling climate change on the ground`, released today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ...

  • First industry-specific roadmap examines emissions reductions in cement industry

    First industry-specific roadmap examines emissions reductions in cement industry

    A roadmap published today by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) calls for strong national policies to activate known CO2 mitigation actions that the sector can take now. It also ...

  • Dow and Fuji Xerox join Eco-Patents Commons, Xerox pledges additional patent to help the planet

    Dow and Fuji Xerox join Eco-Patents Commons, Xerox pledges additional patent to help the planet

    The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Fuji Xerox), a joint venture between Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, have joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a first-of-a-kind business effort coordinated by the ...

  • India must be part of the climate solution, says WBCSD

    India must be part of the climate solution, says WBCSD

    The transition to a low-carbon economy would create opportunities for business, but first the dialogue between governments and business would need to be strengthened, the WBCSD`s President, Björn Stigson, told the Delhi Sustainable Development ...

  • Business takes a lead on sustainable consumption

    Business takes a lead on sustainable consumption

    Business can play a leading role in fostering more sustainable consumption patterns, according to a report released by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The report, Sustainable Consumption: Facts and trends from a business ...

  • Business pushes for global climate deal

    Business pushes for global climate deal

    Close to 200 senior leaders from business, government, civil society and policy-making met in Poznan this week at a day-long event to discuss how to formulate the post-2012 climate regime. The Poznan Business Day (www.poznanbusinessday.org), an ...

  • Eco-friendly innovation and business success: AkzoNobel

    Eco-friendly innovation and business success: AkzoNobel

    AkzoNobel’s International Paint business is spreading the word on stricter environmental regulations that lead to the development of new, innovative and eco-friendly products. Based in Amsterdam, AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings ...

  • Natural Assets: Conservation instruments or instruments for change?

    Natural Assets: Conservation instruments or instruments for change?

    Nobody is surprised when their water is cut off if they haven’t paid the bill. We admit that companies have to recoup their investments and maintain infrastructure (water withdrawal, treatment, distribution, etc.), on top of paying staff and ...

  • Bosch, Dupont and Xerox join Eco-Patent Commons

    Bosch, Dupont and Xerox join Eco-Patent Commons

    Bosch, DuPont and Xerox Corporation have joined the Eco-Patent Commons, a first-of-its-kind business effort to help the environment by pledging environmentally-beneficial patents to the public domain. The three companies and founding member Sony ...

  • China approves law to promote sustainable economy

    China approves law to promote sustainable economy

    China`s legislature passed a law calling for fiscal spending, tax breaks and other measures to promote sustainable economic growth via resource conservation and pollution control, official media said on Saturday. The law, passed on Friday at the ...

  • Adapting to climate change - Impacts for business

    Adapting to climate change - Impacts for business

    Changes in the Earth`s climate system are already creating issues for how business operates. While the magnitude and frequency of climate impacts is uncertain, the consequences of some climate change impacts are now unavoidable. These include, water ...

  • What gets measured gets done - WBCSD launches measuring impact framework

    What gets measured gets done - WBCSD launches measuring impact framework

    Business knows that `what gets measured gets done.` In this spirit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launches the Measuring Impact Framework to help companies measure and assess the impact of their business activities ...

  • Australian Olympic dam water savings project delivers sustained change

    Australian Olympic dam water savings project delivers sustained change

    Mining operations need water to extract valuable minerals from hard rock and process them into usable forms. Water use is especially intensive in quarrying, milling (crushing, screening, washing and flotation of mined materials), and reinjecting ...