Heat-as-a-Service in action: Insights from early renewable heat projects 

Decarbonizing heat generation and use in industries represents a major challenge in the energy transition. Heat accounts for most of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions for industrial businesses in sectors such as food and beverage, paper and pulp, fast-moving consumer goods, and chemicals. In 2021, the way we generated and used heat was responsible […]

Scaling Impact: The Soft Commodities Forum Expands its Scope to the Entire Cerrado

Leia em português – Ampliando Impacto: O Soft Commodities Forum Expande seu Escopo para Todo o Cerrado The Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) announces its decision to expand land use monitoring and reporting to the entire Cerrado biome, covering over 200 million hectares (Mha). It is reinforcing its commitment toward forest-positive landscape transformation and the preservation of the Cerrado. Starting with 25 […]

Producer Perspectives: Striving for Financial and Environmental Balance in the Western Mato Grosso Cerrado

Leia em português – Perspectivas do Produto: Em busca do equilíbrio financeiro e ambiental no Cerrado do Oeste Mato-Grossense In Western Mato Grosso, Brazil, producer Leandro Bortoluzzi, from Lajeada Farm, has adopted a series of sustainable practices and looks forward to clearer rules for the carbon market.  Leandro is one of several agricultural pioneers who seek upskilling and […]

Interview with Ricardo Mastroti: The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS) Executive Director

Leia em português – Entrevista com Ricardo Mastroti: Diretor Executivo do Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (CEBDS) In this interview, Ricardo Mastroti, Executive Director of The Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (CEBDS), discusses how government policies can effectively support the integration of nature-based solutions into broader climate strategies in key Brazilian biomes such as the Amazon and Cerrado. With over […]

Launching of the Positive Policy Engagement Advisory Board

Despite the proliferation of corporate sustainability commitments, a glaring gap remains in how these commitments translate into policy engagement by companies. According to InfluenceMap, 58% of the world’s largest corporations have climate commitments that are being undermined by their policy influence strategies. This discrepancy occurs through direct policy engagement as well as indirectly through trade associations. […]

Nature-positive in agri-food value chains: the why and the how

Our global agri-food system faces an unprecedented challenge. It’s responsible for about a third of global greenhouse gas emissions and uses roughly 70% of freshwater, driving significant biodiversity loss and land-use change. With projections indicating a 50% increase in food demand by 2050, the system represents a substantial threat to our natural world. At the […]

Building business cases for Nature-based Solutions

Recognizing NbS as solutions to both business and societal challenges To mark World Environment Day, WBCSD is launching the NbS Blueprint and Nature-based Solutions Map, developed over the past year with 50+ global companies and external organizations. Together, these tools support companies in identifying and building business cases for Nature-based Solutions that address core business challenges while also […]

Plant-forward is the future: How food businesses can make the most of the opportunity 

We’re at a critical point in shaping the future of our food systems. Status quo agricultural production and food consumption patterns contribute to excessive carbon emissions, land degradation and unhealthy populations worldwide. Leaders across business, government, and civil society are syncing up efforts to get our food system on the right track, and one of […]

Business and Policy: now is the time to reach across the divide

Why is policy engagement essential for businesses to achieve their sustainability goals? How should ambitious businesses work most effectively with governments? How can public-private cooperation more rapidly unlock investment and scale markets? Here are some of my reflections from my first six months at WBCSD on why policy engagement is becoming essential for ambitious businesses […]