Harnessing taxonomies to help deliver sustainable development

Sustainability taxonomies are becoming central to the regulatory landscape, defining and classifying sustainable economic activities. Properly leveraging these frameworks is crucial for companies to align with governmental sustainable development priorities and to attract capital. In response to growing corporate needs for understanding and aligning with  taxonomies, WBCSD, in collaboration with Deloitte, presents the first paper […]

Building the business case for sustainability

In an era where the impacts of climate change, biodiversity loss, and social inequalities are increasingly evident, affecting the financial viability of companies across the economy. Our comprehensive guide demystifies the process of integrating sustainability into business operations, turning challenges into strategic opportunities.  This guide equips corporate finance and sustainability practitioners with the knowledge to […]

Global Resources Outlook (GRO) 2024: Implications for Business

During the sixth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA6) on March 1st, the International Resource Panel’s flagship report, the Global Resources Outlook 2024 (GRO) was revealed, highlighting the alarming rise in material extraction over the past 50 years, fueling the triple planetary crisis.  As natural resource demand surges, businesses face a critical imperative to optimize resource […]

Accelerating decarbonization by aligning the efforts of business and finance

Dominant greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks such as GHG Protocol, CDP and TCFD lay out the foundation for emissions measurement, disclosure and reduction by business and financial institutions. These frameworks focus on quantifying and reducing generated or financed emissions following an inventory accounting approach. Despite increased efforts by private market actors, humanity remains off track […]

Nature-based Solutions Map

The Nature-based Solutions Map is a tool designed to help companies identify the types of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that best address their priority challenges and opportunities, enabling them to build stronger business cases for using NbS. Using information from the NbS Blueprint, case studies, academic and grey literature as well as insights from experts in companies […]

Nature-based Solutions Blueprint

This Blueprint is a fundamental guidance on how companies can build business cases for using Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to address their challenges and opportunities – while also delivering positive impact on climate, nature and equity. Drawing on eight case studies from WBCSD members, this work lays out a six-stage process for companies to follow, from […]

New Toolkit for Health Outcomes from Nature-based Solutions Now Available via NCSA and NCS Procurement Hub

The Toolkit was developed to support both Nature-based Solutions (NbS) supply side, i.e. project developers, and demand side, i.e. investors and buyers, in systematically incorporating Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ (IPs and LCs) health and wellbeing considerations as part of NbS. First published in September 2023, the Toolkit was developed by GSK and Pollination Group […]

NCSA Statement – U.S. Government Endorses High-Quality Voluntary Carbon Market

The NCS Alliance – a WBCSD’s initiative supporting the use of NCS voluntary credits – enthusiastically welcomes the Administration’s Principles for Responsible Participation, promoting high-integrity credits that generate real, additional climate mitigation and other positive outcomes. The Principles capture the key requirements for a impactful voluntary carbon market (VCM) that channels private capital towards effective decarbonization efforts. At […]

Toward a Just Transition In An Age of AgTech

Globally and in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs), a food systems transformation is underway. This transformation is being driven in part by socioeconomic, climatic and other trends, as well as a range of societal aspirations – notably those of nourishing the planet while decarbonizing the economy and remaining within planetary boundaries. In this context, a […]

Fostering long-term resilience through a dynamic approach to ESG risk management

How can businesses use enhanced risk assessments to create climate, nature, and equity solutions that promote sustainability and boost performance across operations and value chains? This insight note provides key learnings and themes from the enhanced risk assessment that may inform sustainable business strategies in any sector and for any risk types. It highlights the value to business performance, strategy and resilience of business […]