The Geneva-based World Business Council for Sustainable Development got underway in 1990 as part of the run-up Laos 50 major international corporations at the time in preparation for the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit.after joining forces with the International Chamber of Commerce in 1995 the number of organizations collaborating under this framework has continued to expand to the point where today there are 200 members.
The WBCSD’s cornerstone Vision 2050 report calls for a new agenda for business laying out a pathway to a world in which nine billion people can live well, and within the planet’s resources, by mid-century. The report is a consensus piece that was compiled by 29 leading global companies from 14 industries and is the result of an 18 month-long combined effort between CEOs and experts, and dialogues with more than 200 companies and external stakeholders in some 20 countries.
You will find it interesting, I propose, to have a good look at their announced strategy with, in their words, “with its best-case scenario for sustainability and pathways for reaching it, is a tool for thought leadership and a platform for beginning the dialogue that must take place to navigate the challenging years to come.”
(Are you in good hands?)