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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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TitleWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
CreatorWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
DescriptionWBCSD is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. Information about the forest products industry can be reached by clicking on "Forest Products" under the Projects heading. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The Council focuses on four key areas: Energy and climate; Development; Business role; and Ecosystems. Under the Vision 2050 project of the WBCSD, 29 member companies developed a vision of a world well on the way to sustainability by 2050. The aim of this foresight exercise was to lead businesses and societies towards a sustainable development agenda – changes needed in governance structures, economic frameworks, business and human behaviour, and business opportunities for companies that turn sustainability into strategy. A group of forest companies approached the WBCSD to commission a study on how to make the paper cycle more sustainable by assessing the role of the pulp and the paper industry worldwide. In 1997, the WBCSD established a working group on the Sustainable Forest Products Industry (SFPI) to look at sustainable forest management, illegal logging, certification schemes, reducing the industry's fossil fuel emissions, sustainability reporting and sustainable production methods. The results of the working group’s activities are published on the web-site.
Keywordsforest products; forest products industries; businesses; pulp and paper industry; sustainability; illegal logging; forest management; certification; forecast; vision; future; outlook; climate; energy; ecosystems; sustainable development
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 Published: April 30 2007 | Last updated: August 16 2011