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
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.
The Council’s objectives are to:
- Be a leading business advocate on
- 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
- 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
In addition, we have projects and initiatives covering the