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The WBCSD at the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Davos (28 January 2003) - The annual World Economic Forum meeting came to a close today in Davos, Switzerland. Björn Stigson, President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) was among the 1,300 business representatives attending the 6-day meeting on the theme of “Building Trust”.

New WBCSD web portal guides companies through the motions of SD reporting
Geneva (16 January 2003) – Following the Johannesburg Summit call on the corporate sector for increased accountability, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is launching a web-based “reporting portal” to bolster companies’ efforts to report on their sustainable development activities

Partnership Announcement:
The UN Global Compact and the WBCSD will cooperate more closely for a coherent approach to corporate social responsibility
16 January 2003 - The very distinct nature of the two organizations presents considerable scope for building on complementary strengths and creating synergy - the Global Compact being an open action and learning network and the WBCSD being a membership based organization dedicated to sustainable development and engaged in such programs as Sustainable Livelihoods, Advocacy and Communications, accountability and Reporting and the Regional Network.

Sustainability reporting is setting the scene for the future of business management, report says
Geneva (6 January 2003) – A new WBCSD report on sustainable development reporting answers the worldwide call on companies for greater accountability and transparency by explaining why and how reporting can help turn the recent wave of boardroom scandals into renewed boardroom trust.


International effort results in new tool to calculate greenhouse gas emissions of pulp and paper mills
Washington, DC and Geneva (2 December 2002) – The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA), in association with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), today announced the development of a methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions from pulp and paper mills. The calculation tool will serve as a simple unified industry approach to emissions accounting.

WBCSD Sustainable Mobility Project co-chairs report on progress
Geneva, 22 July 2002 - The corporate leadership of the WBCSD Sustainable Mobility Project has delivered a positive progress report at the half-way mark of the project and a call-to-action for its member companies. The report will be officially launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg later this year.

Sustainable development is serious stuff for industries
Bali, May 28, 2002 - ‘Sector projects’, a new WBCSD brochure, outlines the groundbreaking work carried out by six industry sectors toward sustainable development. It is being launched today in Bali during the fourth and final Preparation Committee for the upcoming World Summit on Sustainable Development.

Mapping out a sustainable future for the mining and minerals industry
Geneva, 1 May 2002 - The findings of a two-year research project on how the mining and minerals industry can maximize its contribution to sustainable development were unveiled today at a press briefing in London.

Global trends are reshaping business strategy and markets
New York, April 3, 2002 - Businesses that wish to survive and thrive in a global economy must respond to major social and environmental trends that are reshaping markets, says a report released today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

WBCSD represented on GRI’s first board of directors
11 February 2002, Boston, USA - The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), convened to develop an internationally accepted framework for sustainability reporting for businesses and other organisations, announced today the appointment of fourteen members to its first Board of Directors. This announcement brings a year long independent board nomination process to a close, and positions GRI for its official inauguration as an independent international institution.



WBCSD presents award at ECOmove festival
Berlin, December 19, 2001

Shell's Phil Watts becomes chairman of the WBCSD
Geneva, November 15, 2001

Press invitation: European launch of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Brussels, October 23, 2001

Leave a legacy in Africa, business meeting decides
Paris, October 18, 2001

"Mobility Report 2001" launched: present patterns of transport must change
Geneva, October 11, 2001

Business tells governments to pay up for Jo'burg Summit
Paris, October 10, 2001

Business sees key consumer role at Jo'burg Summit
Paris, October 9, 2001

Business, UN meet to set sustainability agenda
Paris, October 8, 2001

WBCSD builds the business case for sustainable development
Geneva, October 1, 2001

BASD calls for "inclusive" World Summit process
Paris, September 12, 2001

Celebrating ten years of achievements: the WBCSD turns ten!
Geneva, September 5, 2001

Business and sustainable development take to the net
Paris, August 14, 2001

Business gears up for Earth Summit
Paris, July 31, 2001

Global business leaders introduce seven keys for improving lives through the market
New York, April 18, 2001



Moving in the right direction: Sustainable mobility in the 21st century
Brussels, January 10, 2001

1st Stockholm Industry Water Award goes to Northumbrian Water Limited
Stockholm, August 2, 2000

New corporate guide offers common framework for measuring and reporting eco-efficiency
Geneva, July 27, 2000

China engages multinationals to green its industry
Geneva, May 17, 2000

Mobility vision 2030: Global industries launch transportation project
Geneva, April 27, 2000

WBCSD and World Bank pioneer joint internet educational initiative
Davos, January 31, 2000

Social responsibility vital to business survival, report says
Geneva, January 26, 2000





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