The China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD) was founded in October 2003. It is a coalition of leading Chinese and foreign enterprises registered and operating in China, and was established as a national organization by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs.
CBCSD is China's first CEO- and member-led social organization in the field of sustainable development, initiated by the business community. CBCSD provides the government and stakeholders with a platform on sustainable development by connecting companies from different sectors in China and abroad.
Key projects of the Council focus on Energy and Climate Change include:
In addition, as a partner in the WBCSD's Global Network, CBCSD assists WBCSD in implementing relevant projects in China, facilitating cross-border cooperation, and promoting the communication of the Chinese business perspective on sustainability issues. CBCSD facilitates interactions between Chinese companies and major global corporations, thereby enhancing the involvement of Chinese companies in global communications.