WBCSD envisions global sustainable consumption patterns in 2050 in new vision document

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today published a vision document outlining what sustainable consumption could look like in 2050, and what are the most pressing issues that need to be addressed.

Published: 8 Nov 2011
Type: News

Geneva, 9 November 2011 – A Vision for Sustainable Consumption is intended to help policymakers and other stakeholders better understand the transformative, societal contribution business can make.

A Vision for Sustainable Consumption provides a constructive contribution to the global sustainable consumption dialogue. Focusing on how business can continue to develop its sustainability programs, it acts as a reference point for policy makers, civil society organizations and individuals to understand the role business plays, and the significant benefits it can bring.

Peter Paul van de Wijs, Managing Director, Business Role Focus Area, WBCSD, said: “By publishing A Vision for Sustainable Consumption we are putting a stake in the ground. We are articulating our point of view on where sustainable consumption is, how business is responding and most importantly, how business can interact with other key players. Only then can we start to achieve the pathway laid out in our cornerstone Vision 2050 report - - from which this document grew: a future in which 9 billion people can live well and within the limits of the planet.”

The document was co-chaired by WBCSD member companies Nokia, Henkel and PepsiCo and developed by Sustainable Consumption working group members Accenture, Borusan, Deutsche Post-DHL, Havas, Philips, Procter and Gamble, PwC, S.C. Johnson, Solvay, Sompo Japan Insurance and Umicore.

A Vision for Sustainable Consumptiond is tills and drills down on the sustainable consumption issues identified in the WBCSD’s seminal and wide-ranging Vision 2050 report

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