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The World Business Council Releases New Report on How Low-carbon Microgrids Benefit Commercial and Industrial Companies

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GENEVA, November 7,2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) releases its new guide “Microgrids for commercial and industrial companies.” Presented by ABB, CLP Group, Eaton Corporation, EDP, Enel Group and Schneider Electric, the report explains when, why and how commercial and industrial (C&I) companies can benefit from low-carbon microgrids.

Launching Panorama: Towards an Unobstructed View of Sustainability

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launches Panorama, a new editorial channel designed for looking at sustainability from a different perspective.
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by Peter Bakker, President and CEO

Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable.

To continue the business journey towards long-lasting change, we need to be flexible, we need to take diverse perspectives into account and – most importantly – we need to be adaptable.

Sunny Verghese Appointed as WBCSD Chair for 2018

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced that Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Olam International, has been appointed as the new Chair of WBCSD. Mr Verghese’s term begins on 1 January 2018 for a duration of two years.

The appointment was enacted by a vote from members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of WBCSD, held today during the organization’s Council Meeting taking place in Mexico City.

Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems

by Emeline Fellus, Programme Manager at FReSH
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The links between the environmental and health impacts of our food are becoming ever more apparent. Intensive production and consumption has increased the availability of food, but it has also given rise to land degradation, climate change, water scarcity, and an epidemic of obesity.

WBCSD Insider Perspective | 2017 Cement Sustainability Initiative Forum: "Growing Together Through the SDGs"

by Yvonne Leung
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Last week the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)'s Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) held its 11th annual forum in New Delhi, India. The event focused on how, through sharing knowledge and experience, the private sector can capture and build on the opportunities offered by the SDGs and understand the risks of inaction.

Reporting matters Study Reveals Measurable Improvement in Sustainability Reporting Among Top Global Companies

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GENEVA, LONDON and MEXICO CITY, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Radley Yeldar released the fifth edition of Reporting matters – WBCSD’s annual review of member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports.

Spanning 157 leading companies from more than 20 sectors and 35 countries, this year’s research points to positive progress in corporate reporting and disclosure as well as a continued movement towards digital reporting.

New Report Provides Blueprints for Global Business to Navigate SDG Risks and Opportunities

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The Earth Security Group launched today the Earth Security Report 2017, providing valuable insight for global business on how to align long-term growth to the specific demands for social inclusion and environmental security that are prevalent in the countries in which they operate, while navigating the risks and opportunities encapsulated within the wider Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda.

‘Major’ Food Alliance Commits to Halving Members’ Food Waste

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A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets on food waste has been unveiled at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York.

A voluntary resolution from the Global Agri-Business Alliance (GAA) calls on private sector members to halve their own food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to do the same. It is aligned with one of the targets of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The Reporting Exchange | What Are the Experts Saying About This New Global Resource for Corporate Sustainability Reporting?

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently launched the Reporting Exchange -  the single most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on sustainability reporting requirements and resources currently available. 

The Reporting Exchange is a free, online platform designed to help business navigate the often-confusing world of corporate reporting.

Click here to learn more about the Reporting Exchange, and read on to see what the experts are saying about this new resource.

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) recently launched the Reporting Exchange -  the single most up-to-date and comprehensive source of information on sustainability reporting requirements and resources currently available. 

The Reporting Exchange is a free, online platform designed to help business navigate the often-confusing world of corporate reporting.

Click here to learn more about the Reporting Exchange, and read on to see what the experts are saying about this new resource.

‘Worldwide 25% of Emissions Come from Transportation’

Better urban environment unequivocally warrants better planning and modal shift to public transport and new clean energy options for personal mobility
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“Worldwide 25 per cent of emissions come from transportation”,, said Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director - Natural Capital, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), during the ‘3rd Business and Climate Summit 2017’.

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