Cross-cutting & external events
Our cross-cutting and external events are open to all our network and bring together renowned experts and business leaders for an exchange on key sustainability topics that touch upon different WBCSD Program and Project areas. WBCSD events are recorded and documentation is made available publicly following the meetings.
In this section, you can also find an overview of WBCSD’s engagements and sessions at key external platforms, including major international gatherings such as the World Economic Forum or United Nations meetings.
Business as a driver of sustainable, low carbon transport
The private sector is key to driving the paradigm shift towards a more sustainable and equitable world powered by transport. Strong commitments to realize sustainable transport by the business...
Build back better: designing a future that leaves no one behind
COVID-19 has laid bare the vulnerability of the global economy to exogenous shocks. The immediate and ongoing health crisis may soon be eclipsed by the socio-economic implications it has catalyzed...
U.S. agriculture as a climate solution
U.S. agriculture currently contributes 10.5% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. However, agriculture is unique in that it has the potential to sequester more carbon than it emits...
Climate Smart Investment panel discussion
Climate Week NYC is the biggest climate summit taking place this year. As the focus shifts to how we rebuild after COVID-19, Climate Week NYC 2020 will explore what lessons we can learn in the pursuit of a net-zero future through just transition.
Climate leadership now
Part of NYC Climate Week, join the We Mean Business coalition and the hosts of Outrage + Optimism for a lively event on what business needs to do to lead on climate in the 2020s...
Nature for Life Hub
Hosted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and supported by WBCSD...
Collaborating to net-zero: scaling decarbonization impact through the value chain
To collectively reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with a 1.5°C scenario of global warming, businesses will need to accelerate their journey to reduce and decarbonize their energy footprint and...
Building system-level partnerships to strengthen food systems
COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the global food system, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. The pandemic has resulted in logistics disruptions to international food markets...
TCFD Summit 2020
In the period of "Post-Corona" and "Coexisting with Corona", revitalizing the economy and society is becoming more important. Implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial..
BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum 2020 Live Series
Convened in association with WBCSD, BNP Paribas’s Sustainable Future Forum 2020 Live Series will convene industry and academic leaders from across Asia Pacific and Europe, to discuss ways to better value biodiversity and natural capital as a prerequisite to securing our sustainable future.
Decarbonization through biological resources: the USD $7.7 trillion circular bioeconomy opportunity.
While the global population has doubled over the last 50 years, resource extraction has tripled. 90% of biodiversity loss and water stress are caused by natural resource extraction and processing. It has become a necessity to re-think the predominant economic model to avoid the worse effects of climate change, biodiversity loss and resource scarcity.