Vision 2050: Time to Transform launch event – first session


31 March, 2021




On 25 March 2021, WBCSD launched Vision 2050: Time to Transform through a series of live events which provided great business insights into the report, the pathways, mindset shifts and enablers needed to achieve the vision.

During the first session, moderated by broadcaster Tom Heap, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker was joined by Magdi Batato, Executive VP Operations, Nestlé SA; Keryn James, Group CEO, ERMLtd; Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever; Ilham Kadri, CEO, Solvay; and Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder & Group CEO, Olam International Ltd., & Chair, WBCSD

Vision 2050: Time to Transform sets a shared vision of a world in which more than 9 billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050. To achieve this vision, we need transformation at scale, and business needs to focus its actions on the areas through which it can best lead the systems transformations. The report maps how systems transform and lays out a new framework to guide business action in the decade ahead. At the heart of this framework are nine transformation pathways – actionable routes for companies to take – covering the areas of business activity that are essential to society: energy; transportation and mobility; living spaces; products and materials; financial products and services; connectivity; health and wellbeing; water and sanitation; and food. The vision and transformation pathways are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets of the Paris Agreement. Each of the nine transformation pathways contains ten action areas for the decade ahead, designed to help companies drive transformative change in their strategies, business operations and impact on society.

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