The CEO Guide

The CEO Guide provides a summary of the latest scientific understanding and outlines ways in which you, as a CEO and as a business, can engage and help create scalable action. 

The CEO Guide is available here.

A low-carbon economy is an opportunity for business

Our President Peter Bakker speaks to Markus Karlsson of FRANCE 24 TV during the Business & Climate Summit in Paris as business leaders from the world's biggest companies get together with policy-makers in the run up to COP21. Find out more about business action on climate change

Peter Bakker speaks at the GreenBiz Summit

Our President and CEO, Peter Bakker speaks to GreenBiz's Heather Clancy on the urgency of climate action and business stepping up to be part of the solution.


Collaboration is key to tackling the climate change challenge. As COP21 draws closer, business is taking the lead by bringing the solutions and showing policy-makers that it will be in Paris as a central solutions-provider.

The Road to Paris and beyond

The transition to a low-carbon economy is the only way to secure sustainable economic growth and prosperity for all. COP21 is a key moment for all stakeholders to contribute to serious climate action and ensure that business solutions to climate change are implemented. In 2015, the WBCSD will use its Action2020 framework to deliver the Road to Paris and Beyond, which includes:

  • Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi)
  • Business-government dialogues with WBCSD Global Network partners in France, Brazil and India.

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Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)

Join the WBCSD on an immersive animated journey depicting the scale of global carbon emissions and fossil fuel consumption

The WBCSD recently created a short 3D animation making the case for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the context of rising energy demand, a global net zero emissions target for society and the trillion tonne concept. The animation focuses on conveying the size of the challenges ahead and provides a sense of scale to intangible concepts such as CO2 emissions and large numbers such as a trillion tonnes of carbon.

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We are proud to be the Strategic Knowledge Partner for the 6th International New York Times Energy for Tomorrow conference, which is also supported by our member companies TOTAL, Acciona, and Novozymes


Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi)

Beyond averting the critical risks of climate change, bold climate action will lock in a low carbon pathway towards sustainable growth and prosperity for all. This is a key moment for all stakeholders to contribute to ambitious climate action.

Supported by the French Presidency of COP21, the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi) seeks to catalyze action to accelerate low-carbon technology development and scale up deployment with the aim of limiting global warming to below 2°C .

We are inviting leading companies to join us in this shared ambition and accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy.

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WBCSD Submission of Climate Change Business Solutions to the UN Climate Summit

Central to Action2020; the Climate Change priority area has brought extraordinary engagement from WBCSD’s member companies and has resulted in new business solutions that respond to the Action2020 societal must-have for climate change of limiting global temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels.

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WBCSD Perspective on the 2015 Climate Change Agreement

The WBCSD recently launched its messages to climate policy makers on the road to Paris COP 21.  For the future international climate agreement to have an impact on the reduction of emissions, at a scale sufficient to limit global warming to 20C, we need to scale-up business actions on climate.

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WBCSD launches ‘Call to Action’ on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

WBCSD highlights action from leading companies that reduce their energy use in buildings and calls on all stakeholders – business, governments, regional and local authorities and civil society organizations – to take ambitious steps on energy efficiency in buildings and publish their actions and results

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