About us

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) brings together transformational organizations to form a global community that shifts the systems they work within towards a better future. Our members push the boundaries of what businesses can achieve by taking action to limit the climate crisis, restore nature and tackle inequality. So that all people can thrive in a way that’s sustainable for our planet – by 2050. 

    Over 225 leading businesses are members of the WBCSD. It’s their valuable work and dedication that allows us to create real change across global value chains. Benefitting the world around us and everyone who calls it home.

    225+ member companies
    USD $5+ trillion in combined revenues
    19 million employees
    50+ Global network partners

    Make more sustainable business more successful

    Our mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable businesses more successful. Our vision is to create a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within planetary boundaries, by 2050. 

    The world faces three critical challenges: the climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality. The COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated that these challenges are interconnected, and that our systems are ill-prepared for shocks. As global risks continue to build, business leaders are rallying behind a bold and urgent transformation agenda developed by WBCSDVision 2050: Time to Transform sets a shared vision of a world in which more than 9 billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050. To achieve this vision, we need transformation at scale, and business needs to focus its actions on the areas through which it can best lead the systems transformations and drive transformative change in its sustainability planning and business strategies.

    Vision 2050 was originally launched by WBCSD in 2010 as part of a landmark report that explored what a sustainable world would look like, how such a world could be created, and the role business should play in bringing it about. A few years later, Action2020 took that Vision and translated it into a roadmap of necessary business actions and solutions.

    Value, Impact, Voice

    WBCSD is a unique network where members learn from other leading companies; interact with the strongest partners and gain access to a one-stop shop for tools and expertise to push their sustainability journey forward.


    WBCSD enhances the business case for sustainability through tools, services, models and experiences


    Our scalable, science-based solutions will help companies deliver measurable impact


    Our members engage
    at the highest level, demonstrating leadership in international negotiations & processes around the SDGs agenda

    Our philosophy of open membership

    At WBCSD, over 225 of the world’s forward-thinking companies work together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We are a global, CEO-led organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world by making more sustainable business more successful. Our vision is to build a world where nine billion people are living well and within the boundaries of the planet, by 2050.

    Our mission and vision are ambitious. Driving long-term, sustainable change across our highly complex and interconnected world is not easy. No problem exists in isolation, and incremental change is no longer sufficient to fix the world’s most pressing challenges.

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