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Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues.

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.

The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

Members are drawn from more than 35 countries and 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a global network of about 58 national and regional business councils and regional partners.

Interview of Bjorn Stigson on Euronews/Comment Visions
In this interview, WBCSD President Bjorn Stigson talks about the "big balancing act" between development, the environment and dealing with climate change: "the transformation from where we are today to the time when we have implemented enough actions so we are in a sustainable situation... will take a few decades. We'll get there but it will take some time and it will go through some rough spots on the way." (April 2008)

Video courtesy of Euronews/Comment Visions
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The Council’s objectives are to:

  • Be a leading business advocate on sustainable development;
  • Participate in policy development to create the right framework conditions for business to make an effective contribution to sustainable human progress;
  • Develop and promote the business case for sustainable development;
  • Demonstrate the business contribution to sustainable development solutions and share leading edge practices among members;
  • Contribute to a sustainable future for developing nations and nations in transition.

In order to achieve this, the Council focuses on four key areas:

In addition, we have projects and initiatives covering the following topics:

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Beatrice Otto
Director, Member Relations
Tel: +41 (22) 839 3128
Fax: +41 (22) 839 3131
otto@wbcsd.org
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