Published: Fri, Dec 18, 2015
Type: Publication

Tomorrow’s business leaders need the skills and competencies to cope with an increasingly complex world as well as the social and environmental challenges across a changing competitive landscape. A sustainability perspective is critical to managing relationships, bringing about change and planning for the future.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Future Leaders Program (FLP) - formerly known as Future Leaders Team (FLT) - was established to identify the skills needed by future leaders of member companies, and to provide a unique platform for them to develop and test these skills in a real-world setting. The FLP is a unique professional and leadership development opportunity aiming to provide future business leaders with an in-depth understanding of sustainability challenges that will feed into their strategic decision-making. It is designed to help future leaders in their dealings with the often complex interdisciplinary topics, issues and concepts that will influence their future, as well as the future of their organizations. In addition to opportunities for face-to-face interaction, the program creates a global network of dynamic business leaders, capable of acting as sustainable development ambassadors both within their companies and in society.

By taking part in the FLP, participants support their company’s sustainability projects and initiatives, while contributing to the WBCSD’s goal of acting as a catalyst for change towards a sustainable future