Plastic pollution and corporate accountability: toward harmonized disclosure metrics

The negotiations on an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution are starting in Punta del Este, Uruguay – with the first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1) kicking off on 28 November.

New framework helps companies make the right decisions to increase packaging sustainability

Geneva, 13 April 2022: Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched SPHERE, the packaging sustainability framework. Developed in collaboration with 12 companies including several WBCSD members, across the packaging value chain, the new framework helps businesses choose the most sustainable option for their specific packaging need and delivery system by providing an overview […]

A collaborative step toward ending plastic pollution

The momentum is high as negotiations on a UN Treaty on plastic pollution will start this year. It is a unique opportunity to develop a global policy framework that will align businesses and governments behind a shared understanding of the causes of plastic pollution and a clear approach to addressing them.

The Circular Transition Indicators (CTI): Now available in French

Together with Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE) and KPMG, we launched the French translation of version 2.0 of the Circular Transition Indicators framework with a view to support companies in French-speaking countries to actively manage their circular transition.  The framework is simple, applicable across industries and value chains, comprehensive yet flexible, complementary to a company’s existing sustainability efforts and agnostic as […]

World Circular Economy Forum 2021 – Summary of WBCSD contribution

The World Circular Economy Forum 2021 organized by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and Environment and Climate Change Canada was centered on the theme of  ‘Game changers! Seizing the circular opportunity’.

Vision 2050 Products & Materials Pathway: We can make things, smarter

By Federico Merlo, Managing Director Member Relations at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) The circular economy provides a “back-to-basics” perspective that reminds us to use resources of all forms – such as energy, water, materials, food – as they are: finite and valuable. A complete life cycle approach that accounts for environmental and social impacts  […]