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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development
was a key voice for business at the 1992 Summit in
Rio de Janeiro. Ten years later, in Johannesburg,
we are equally keen to have the business viewpoint
heard, understood and acted upon.
We have been building up to the Summit with a series
of initiatives to make the case that the pursuit of
sustainable development is good for business and that
business is good for sustainable development.
At Johannesburg we shall be holding
events every day.
A book setting out the WBCSD's blueprint for action
is being launched at the World Summit, and seems destined
to become the key text for business and sustainable
development. Walking the Talk has been written
by three of our leading figures: our founder Stephan
Schmidheiny, Chad Holliday (DuPont) and Sir Philip
(RoyalDutch/Shell). It sets out our models for action,
where business needs to act, and shows how sustainable
development can be integrated into company structures.
Get more information
about Walking the Talk and join
the book launch at the Summit
Markets - Global trends and their implications for business
Backed with facts and figures, this report outlines
19 key economic, environmental and social trends that
will shape the future business agenda and market scenarios.
Each topic is presented in a succinct, lively format
that can be easily adapted for business use.
Business Case for Sustainable Development
The first in a series of three WBCSD reports for the
World Summit, this document is a forward-looking statement
that identifies building blocks toward a sustainable
society. It is intended to help shape the thinking of
all who will take part in the Summit.
Statement: A business perspective on upcoming climate
Business has a crucial role to play in developing solutions
to climate change and deploying
them globally. Realizing this potential will require
an effective long-term framework in which
to operate. The Kyoto Protocol contains the seeds of
such a framework that can, and should,
be built upon.
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Focus, the WBCSD's World Sustain Newsflash, features
opinions, updates on WBCSD initiatives, and logistics
the WBCSD's quarterly newsletter, features a number
of articles about the World Summit in recent issues:
ascent to the Summit
As worldwide preparations for the WSSD unfold, the
WBCSD is working on its own contribution to the
Summit agenda. Read
plans for the World Summit
Preparations for a Business Day in Johannesburg
during the WSSD are now well under way. Sustain
discovers that BASD, the joint business campaign
launched by the WBCSD and the ICC, is gearing up
to mount a state-of-the-art event. Read
With the aim of making an impact at the WSSD, 30
young executives have teamed up with the WBCSD to
launch a project highlighting businessís role in
promoting sustainable development. Sustain looks
at the background. Read
International Herald Tribune reporting
In addition to these outputs, and to celebrate its 10th
anniversary in September 2001, the WBCSD and the International
Herald Tribune published a series of ten double-spread supplements
in Summer 2001. Each covered a specific topic, but the overall
focus was on presenting the business case for sustainable
development and some of the initiatives WBCSD members have
taken to begin the transition toward greater sustainability.