Evening reception: Launch of Business of Climate Recovery: Accelerating Accountability, Ambition and Action

Location: Auditorium A, Business Pavilion, Blue Zone (Zone C, Area 5,  lot n. 118)
Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 19:00–21:00 (EET)

Description: The President of COP27 Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has called on governments and non-state actors, “to showcase unity against an existential threat that we can only overcome through concerted action and effective implementation.” The Egyptian Presidency is urging a rapid move by all Parties towards full, timely, inclusive, and at-scale implementation on the ground. 

WBCSD has engaged its leading member companies to help formulate a complementary business implementation agenda for COP27 – a practical framework that shows how business can support governments to implement key policies and partnerships quickly and at scale. By adopting this framework for accelerating implementation in Sharm El-Sheikh, governments and the private sector can move away from the launch of pledges and towards the delivery of projects. WBCSD, on behalf of its member companies, commends this “Triple A Rating for Accelerating Implementation” to the governments and other stakeholders attending COP27 and stands ready to engage with partners to enact it.  

This reception will launch the Business of Climate Recovery: Accelerating Accountability, Ambition and Action and will be led by the leaders of key WBCSD members and partners who are taking world-leading action across the three As, and will showcase how business is already driving change and willing to work together with governments to continue to do so. 


  • Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD
  • Dominic Waughray, Senior Advisor to the CEO, WBCSD
  • María Mendiluce, CEO, We Mean Business
  • Torsten Lichtenau, Senior Partner, Bain & Company
  • Roberto Azevêdo, Executive Vice President & Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, PepsiCo
  • Julia Maris, Vice President Corporate and Social Responsibility,Engie

For any questions, please email copaction@wbcsd.org.

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