SWCA Environmental Consultants Joins World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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18 June, 2024


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Geneva, Switzerland: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announces SWCA Environmental Consultants (SWCA), a leading global environmental and management consulting firm, as its latest member.

By becoming a WBCSD member, SWCA gains access to additional avenues to impact global strategies and technical challenges. Through this membership, SWCA now finds itself more than ever in a position to support the world’s leading companies as they grapple with business sustainability issues, including reducing emissions, restoring nature, improving water security, enabling circularity, and elevating diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Joseph J. Fluder, III, President and CEO of SWCA, highlighted the importance of this membership.

Our greatest opportunity to make positive contributions to the environment and society is through the solutions that we’ve been providing clients for over 40 years. Joining WBCSD allows us to gain an even better understanding of the challenges that the world’s leading companies face when it comes to business sustainability and offers us opportunities to share our expertise and continue to make positive, lasting, and meaningful impact.

Peter Bakker, President and CEO of WBCSD, spoke about his enthusiasm for SWCA’s membership, saying:

We are thrilled to welcome SWCA as WBCSD’s newest member. The work they undertake to help clients overcome environmental challenges and move their projects forward aligns with WBCSD’s mission to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. Together, we can drive positive change and create a better world, one in which 9+ billion can live well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century.

SWCA is committed to impactful, business-aligned environmental stewardship. Through the company’s sustainability and management consulting, SWCA helps clients manage sustainability-related risks and opportunities in ways that create business value while also making positive environmental and social impacts.

SWCA has been in business for over 40 years and is a recognized leader for bringing sound science and creative solutions to its public and private clients. SWCA’s biologists, archaeologists, planners, and technical experts work together to preserve natural and cultural resources for tomorrow while enabling projects that benefit people today. As one of the industry’s largest firms focused on natural and cultural resources, SWCA helps build science-based sustainability and resilience strategies, plans, programs, and initiatives that result in greater impact that can be monitored, measured, reported, and communicated in ways that clearly demonstrate progress.

SWCA’s sustainability ambitions are detailed in its recently released 2023 Sustainability Report, the company’s sixteenth sustainability report.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a global community of over 225 of the world’s leading businesses driving systems transformation for a better world in which 9+ billion people can live well, within planetary boundaries, by mid-century. Together, we transform the systems we work in to limit the impact of the climate crisis, restore nature and tackle inequality. We accelerate value chain transformation across key sectors and reshape the financial system to reward sustainable leadership and action through a lower cost of capital. Through the exchange of best practices, improving performance, accessing education, forming partnerships, and shaping the policy agenda, we drive progress in businesses and sharpen the accountability of their performance.

About SWCA
Founded on a commitment to sound science and creative solutions, SWCA Environmental Consultants is a leader in environmental and management consulting services. With a mission to be the best workplace and industry leader in sustainability, we combine scientific expertise and in-depth knowledge of the industries we serve to tackle global environmental challenges.

Our diverse team of experts collaborates across disciplines to deliver comprehensive solutions in environmental planning and permitting, cultural resource management, biological and ecological services, water resources management, air quality planning, and sustainability consulting. Since 1981, SWCA has helped clients navigate the environmental compliance process and become more sustainable. As a 100% employee-owned company, all 1,600+ employees across 41 offices are invested in our collective success, driving excellence in every project we undertake. For more information, visit www.swca.com and follow us on LinkedIn.