Action2020 is opening many new doors for WBCSD. During the three day meeting, we will explore these opportunities and design joint action. We will also take a deep dive into the rapidly evolving area of natural, social and financial capital and agree key activities and partners to drive progress.

The meeting will also bring many opportunities to engage in climate change discussions related to the Action2020 business solutions, the UN Climate Summit and the UNFCCC climate negotiations.

Under a new organizational umbrella, WBCSD will aspire to engage all of you to be part of the Action.

Discussions will flow from inspirational plenaries, into workshops for creative thinking and explorative break-out lunches. The member lounge will host optional bilateral meetings, followed by plenaries designed to capture feedback and value created throughout the sessions.

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IUCN and WBCSD join forces to improve business understanding of biodiversity management

Montreux, Switzerland, 10 April 2014 – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today released a new guide that aims to expand business understanding and use of biodiversity information to help manage their environmental impact.

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Geneva, 9 April 2014 - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is pleased to announce today that ARCADIS, one of the world’s leading global natural and built asset design consultancies has joined its membership.

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For Yale and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, sustainability is good business

Geneva/New Haven, CT, April 8, 2014 – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced a partnership with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and the Yale School of Management (SOM) that will promote collaboration between Yale scholars and global business leaders to address critical sustainability issues.

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The Battle for Sustainable Development Will Be Won or Lost in Cities - Peter Bakker talks to the Huffington Post

Cities can be seen as an environmental time bomb. They currently consume up to 80% of global material and energy supplies and produce around 75% of carbon emissions. With current energy intensive modes of urban development, the addition of 3 billion more city-dwellers by 2050 will mean we have no chance of limiting climate change..

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BT announces membership of leading sustainability organization

Montreux, April 9, 2014 - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announces that BT has joined its membership and has committed to the action plans Action2020 and Vision2050.

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Leading power companies call for resilience in the face of climate change

Leading electric utilities, and members of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have today called for greater resilience in the power industry in the face of climate change in a new report.

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UII Final Report


This report summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the groundbreaking Urban Infrastructure Initiative (UII). The UII mobilized multi-sector expertise from 14 leading companies to help 10 cities around the world identify innovative and effective solutions to realize their sustainability visions.

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Update on the Action2020 initiative

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Action2020 initiative is a platform for forward-thinking businesses to contribute solutions to environmental and social challenges.

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April 2014 - Release of the EEB Manifesto magazine - An insight from companies

In this publication, 14 WBCSD members share their experiences in implementing the EEB Manifesto. Discover their successes in achieving energy savings but also their challenges!

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