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 planetary boundaries, 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. 

    The world faces three critical challenges: the climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated that these challenges are interconnected, and that our systems are ill-prepared for shocks. As global risks continue to build, business leaders are rallying behind a bold and urgent transformation agenda developed by WBCSDVision 2050: Time to Transform sets a shared vision of a world in which more than 9 billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050. To achieve this vision, we need transformation at scale, and business needs to focus its actions on the areas through which it can best lead the systems transformations and drive transformative change in its sustainability planning and business strategies.

    Vision 2050 was originally launched by WBCSD in 2010 as part of a landmark report that explored what a sustainable world would look like, how such a world could be created, and the role business should play in bringing it about. A few years later, Action2020 took that Vision and translated it into a roadmap of necessary business actions and solutions.

    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

    WBCSD Vice Chair, Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

    Keryn James

    WBCSD Vice Chair, CEO, ERM

    Ilham Kadri

    WBCSD Vice Chair, CEO, Solvay

    Alan Jope

    WBCSD Vice Chair, CEO, Unilever

    Annica Bresky

    President and CEO, Stora Enso

    Nadir Godrej

    Managing Director, Godrej Industries

    Takahito Tokita

    President and CEO, Fujitsu Ltd

    Dominic Blakemore

    Group CEO, Compass Group PLC

    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

    Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

    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

    Geraldine Matchett

    Co-CEO & Member of the Managing Board, DSM

    Remi Eriksen

    Group President and CEO, DNV GL Group

    Andreas Fibig

    Chairman & CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

    Piyush Gupta

    CEO, DBS Bank

    Senior Management Team

    Peter Bakker

    President and CEO

    Diane Holdorf

    Managing Director, Food & Nature

    Rodney Irwin

    Chief Operating Officer

    Claire O'Neill

    Managing Director, Climate & Energy

    Federico Merlo

    Managing Director, Member Relations and Circular Economy

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