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. […]

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 […]

WBCSD Public Statement in support of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) 

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) strongly urges European Union (EU) Member States to support the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) in the final vote at the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European Union (COREPER) meeting. WBCSD brings together over 225 of the […]

Navigating the Shifting Energy Landscape: Insights from IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2023 for Business Leaders

The transition to clean energy is happening worldwide and it’s unstoppable. It’s not a question of ‘if’ — it’s just a matter of ‘how soon’, and the sooner the better for all of us. – IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its highly anticipated “World Energy Outlook 2023” this […]

International Day for Biological Diversity “From Agreement to Action”: Business contributions to halting and reversing nature loss by 2030

22 May is recognized as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) by the United Nations to raise awareness about biodiversity concerns. This year’s global celebrations are particularly significant and bring a renewed sense of hope as they coincide with the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) at COP 15 in Montreal. To mark this […]