The WBCSD is governed by a Council made up of member company CEO's or their representatives. This Council delegates the management of the organization to the Executive Committee. Members of the Executive Committee, including the Chairman and four Vice Chairmen, are elected for a two-year period by the Council. Responsibility for the day-to-day management of WBCSD affairs lies with the President based at the Geneva headquarters and assisted by a staff secretariat.
The Council meets annually to decide on the organization’s priorities and discuss strategic issues connected to sustainable development. These meetings provide a forum where business leaders can analyze and debate views and experiences on all aspects of sustainable development.
The Executive Committee meets three times a year.
An annual Liaison Delegate meeting takes place in each spring in Montreux, Switzerland, providing delegates with the opportunity to catch up on the latest sustainable development issues and network with their peers.
Each fall the Council Meeting brings together Council Members (CEOs and equivalent), senior executives and 60 Regional Network partners.