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WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than US$8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees.

Our Global Network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver high-impact business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

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 the boundaries of our planet, by 2050. 



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.


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Value Enhanced competitiveness

Develop solutions across sector and value chains that deliver new products, services and business models

Impact A clear, science-based approach

Members develop business solutions that are scalable, replicable, measurable, impactful and beyond business as usual

Voice A unique convening platform

This helps members engage at the highest level, influencing the agenda and demonstrating leadership

Our philosophy of open membership

At WBCSD, almost 200 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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Executive Commitee

Sunny Verghese

WBCSD Chair, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Olam International Ltd.

Amanda Sourry

President, Unilever North America & Head of Global Customer Development

Diogo da Silveira

Chief Executive Officer, The Navigator Company

Takeshi Uchiyamada

Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation

Yaofeng Cao

Board Director of Sinopec Corp Vice President, China Petrochemical Corporation

Bruno Lafont

Lead Independent Director, ArcelorMittal S.A.

Gavin Patterson

Chief Executive Officer, British Telecommunications plc

Andreas Fibig

Chairman & CEO, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Pravin Rao

Chief Operating Officer, Infosys Ltd.

Remi Eriksen

Group President and CEO, DNV GL Group

Ana Botín

Executive Chairman, Banco Santander

Masami Yamamoto

Chairman, Fujitsu Ltd

Jean Pierre Clamadieu

Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Solvay

Svein Tore Holsether

Chief Executive Officer, Yara International ASA

Magdi Batato

Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Operations

Daniel Pinto

Co-President & Co-Chief Operating Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Harry Brekelmans

Director - Projects & Technology, Royal Dutch Shell

Senior Management Team

Peter Bakker

President and CEO

Peter White

Vice President and COO

Maria Mendiluce

Managing Director

Filippo Veglio

Managing Director

Federico Merlo

Managing Director, Member Relations
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Recognizing the global relevance of India, WBCSD has established a dedicated office and staff team in New Delhi. WBCSD India is an extension of the WBCSD team which provides a platform for WBCSD members to:

  1. work together to scale up business action for India’s sustainable development
  2. highlight the Indian context and Indian business solutions to the global WBCSD membership.

Currently 40 WBCSD member companies work together through WBCSD in India. All the work is aligned with the WBCSD clusters, business solutions and value chain programs.

North America

The WBCSD North America office provides a platform upon which to engage leading North American businesses from a range of sectors in WBCSD initiatives, including innovative and scalable business solutions that address the most pressing social and environmental sustainability challenges.

Drawing on the expertise of North America-headquartered member companies, the office also helps to establish new nodes of sustainability leadership that broaden and deepen WBCSD’s portfolio, bringing new ideas and actionable solutions to member companies around the world.