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Membership & governance

Membership of the WBCSD is by invitation of the Executive Committee to companies committed to sustainable development and to promoting the role of Eco-Efficiency, Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Membership

Member companies pledge their support and contribution to the WBCSD by making available their knowledge and experience, and appropriate human resources. They are asked to publicly report on their environmental performance and to aspire to widen their reporting to cover all three pillars of sustainable development -– economic, social and environmental.

A key element is the personal commitment of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), acting as Council Members. They are influential advocates for the WBCSD’s policy positions, and they co-chair our working groups. They also organize support for the WBCSD’s work program and ensure the adoption of sustainable management practices within their companies.

A vital contribution is also made by Liaison Delegates, senior managers who provide feedback to their companies as well as backing up their CEOs in fulfilling WBCSD responsibilities.

Finally, the WBCSD benefits from company experts brought in to help on individual projects, and staff seconded to the secretariat by member companies.

Governance

The WBCSD is a member-led organization governed by a Council composed of the Council Members of our member companies. The Council elects the Executive Committee, including the Chairman and three Vice Chairmen.

HONORARY CHAIRMAN
Stephan Schmidheiny
CHAIRMAN
Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr.
Global Chief Executive Officer
PricewaterhouseCoopers
VICE CHAIRMEN
Mukesh Ambani
Chairman and Managing Director
Reliance Industries
Jorma Ollila
Chairman
Royal Dutch Shell
Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda
Honorary Chairman, Member of the Board
Toyota Motor Corporation
MEMBERS
Markus Akermann
Chief Executive Officer
Holcim Ltd
Michael Golden
Vice Chairman; Publisher, IHT
The New York Times Company
Charles O. Holliday, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
DuPont
Anne Lauvergeon
Chairman of the Executive Board
AREVA
Jacob Maroga
Chief Executive
Eskom Holdings Ltd
Teruaki Masumoto
Director
Tokyo Electric Power Company
Julio Moura
Chairman
Natura International Committee
James E. Rogers
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Duke Energy Corporation
Wang Jiming
Vice Chairman
China Petrochemical Corporation, (Sinopec)
EX OFFICIO
Rajat Kumar Gupta
Vice Chairman
International Chamber of Commerce

The Council meets annually to decide on the organization’s priorities and discuss strategic issues connected to sustainable development. These meetings provide a forum where business leaders can analyze and debate views and experiences on all aspects of sustainable development.

The Executive Committee oversees the management of the organization, and normally meets three times a year.

Responsibility for the day-to-day management of WBCSD affairs lies with the President in Geneva, assisted by a staff secretariat. Currently, we count a secretariat of 50 people from various international backgrounds.

Value to our members

WBCSD membership provides value to members by helping them to build the business case for sustainable development. Our work shows how efforts in favor of sustainable development can improve companies’ competitiveness.

More broadly, membership enables companies to:

  • make the business case for sustainable development
  • access state-of-the-art thinking on business and sustainable development in order to anticipate emerging trends
  • participate in policy development and influence the framework conditions under which companies operate
  • engage in broad or sector-specific sustainable development initiatives through a credible business platform
  • share best practices through exchanging information with peers from a cross-section of industries and countries
  • network with like-minded business people
  • educate and influence tomorrow’s business leaders globally
  • collaborate with all sectors of society and engage stakeholders in this process

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