About us

    WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. 

    Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues. 

    Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050.

    200 member companies
    USD $8.5 trillion in combined revenues
    19 million employees
    70 Global network partners

    Make more sustainable business more successful

    Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful. Our vision is to create a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050. 

    Vision 2050, released in 2010, explored what a sustainable world would look like 2050, how such a world could be realized, and the role that business has to play in making that vision a reality. A few years later, Action2020 took that Vision and translated it into a roadmap of necessary business actions and solutions. Learn more about WBCSD's Vision and how we are bringing it up-to-date for the next decade to come.

    Value, Impact, Voice

    WBCSD is a unique network where members learn from other leading companies; interact with the strongest partners and gain access to a one-stop shop for tools and expertise to push their sustainability journey forward.

    Value

    WBCSD enhances the business case for sustainability through tools, services, models and experiences

    Impact

    Our scalable, science-based solutions will help companies deliver measurable impact

    Voice

    Our members engage
    at the highest level, demonstrating leadership in international negotiations & processes around the SDGs agenda

    Our philosophy of open membership

    At WBCSD, almost 200 of the world’s forward-thinking companies work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We are a global, CEO-led organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable business more successful. Our vision is to build a world where nine billion people are living well and within the boundaries of the planet, by 2050.

    Our mission and vision are ambitious. Driving long-term, sustainable change across our highly complex and interconnected world is not easy. No problem exists in isolation, and incremental change is no longer sufficient to fix the world’s most pressing challenges.

    Leadership

    Executive Committee

    Sunny Verghese

    WBCSD Chair, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Ltd.

    Ana Botín

    Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

    Toni Townes-Whitley

    President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft

    Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

    Chairman, ENGIE

    Ilham Kadri

    CEO, Solvay

    Takahito Tokita

    President and CEO, Fujitsu Ltd

    Nadir Godrej

    Managing Director, Godrej Industries

    Keryn James

    CEO, ERM

    Takeshi Uchiyamada

    Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation

    Andrea Álvares

    Chief Brand, Innovation, International and Sustainability Officer, Natura

    Jan Jenisch

    CEO, Lafarge Holcim

    Yaofeng Cao

    Board Director of Sinopec Corp Vice President, China Petrochemical Corporation

    Magdi Batato

    Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Operations

    Harry Brekelmans

    Director - Projects & Technology, Royal Dutch Shell

    Wiebe Draijer

    Chairman of the Managing Board, Rabobank

    João Castello Branco

    Chairman, The Navigator Company

    Peter Oosterveer

    CEO, Arcadis

    Svein Tore Holsether

    President & CEO, Yara International

    Alan Jope

    CEO, Unilever

    Remi Eriksen

    Group President and CEO, DNV GL Group

    Andreas Fibig

    Chairman & CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

    Senior Management Team

    Peter Bakker

    President and CEO

    Diane Holdorf

    Managing Director, Food & Nature

    Rodney Irwin

    Managing Director, Redefining Value and Education

    Claire O'Neill

    Managing Director, Climate & Energy Senior Management Team

    Federico Merlo

    Managing Director, Member Relations

    Filippo Veglio

    Managing Director & Senior Management Team

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