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Overview

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than US$8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees.

Our Global Network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver high-impact business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful.

Our vision is to create a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050. 

Vision2050

Action2020

WBCSD is a unique network where members learn from other leading companies; interact with the strongest partners and gain access to a one-stop shop for tools and expertise to push their sustainability journey forward.

We impact sustainable development

We work with companies across sectors and industries to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

We create value for members

We prepare our members for a world where more sustainable companies are more successful.

We are effective

We present the most effective platform to create the impact the world needs and the value our members deserve.

Leadership

Executive Commitee

Paul Polman

Chief Executive Officer, Unilever

José Luciano Duarte Penido

Chairman, Fibria

Masashi Muromachi

President & CEO, Toshiba Corporation

Ana Botín

Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

Takeshi Uchiyamada

Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation

Vishal Sikka

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys Limited

Bruno Lafont

Co-Chairman, LafargeHolcim

Cao Yaofeng

Board Director of Sinopec Corp Vice President, China Petrochemical Corporation

Jean Pierre Clamadieu

Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Solvay

José Lopez

Former Executive Vice President of Operations - Globe (Global Business Excellence, IS/IT), Nestlé

Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive Officer, British Telecommunications plc

Senior Management Team

Peter Bakker

President and CEO

Peter White

Vice President and COO

Greg Davies

Chief Financial Officer

Maria Mendiluce

Managing Director, Natural Capital

Filippo Veglio

Managing Director, Social Capital

Federico Merlo

Managing Director, Member Relations
See governance

India

Recognizing the global relevance of India, WBCSD has established a dedicated office and staff team in New Delhi. WBCSD India is an extension of the WBCSD team which provides a platform for WBCSD members to:

  1. work together to scale up business action for India’s sustainable development
  2. highlight the Indian context and Indian business solutions to the global WBCSD membership.

Currently 40 WBCSD member companies work together through WBCSD in India. All the work is aligned with the WBCSD clusters, business solutions and value chain programs.

North America

The WBCSD North America office provides a platform upon which to engage leading North American businesses from a range of sectors in WBCSD initiatives, including innovative and scalable business solutions that address the most pressing social and environmental sustainability challenges.

Drawing on the expertise of North America-headquartered member companies, the office also helps to establish new nodes of sustainability leadership that broaden and deepen WBCSD’s portfolio, bringing new ideas and actionable solutions to member companies around the world.