Its comprehensive work program enables the WBCSD to cover all aspects of sustainable development in business. To deal effectively with all issues it is divided into focus areas, sector projects, systems solutions and capacity building.
A unique feature of the WBCSD’s work is its sector projects. These are practical initiatives, rooted in independent research, to work out how critical industries can meet sustainability challenges.
Further, recognizing the overlap of challenges, and the need for tackling major sustainability issues with a more systems-based approach, the WBCSD has started a category of work called systems solutions.
Last but not least, the WBCSD promotes capacity building activities to support the integration of sustainable development into business practices. In particular, the Council is setting up a virtual Sustainable Development Management Institute to train corporate leaders on sustainability challenges.