WBCSD's Panorama | An Unobstructed View of Sustainability

Welcome to Panorama, our new content stream designed for looking at sustainability from a different perspective.

Explore Panorama’s interesting articles and informative podcasts for thought leadership that’s out-of-the ordinary. Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable. To continue the business journey towards long-lasting change, we need to be flexible, we need to take diverse perspectives into account and – most importantly – we need to be adaptable.

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Events, Media & Communications

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Cities’ Response to Climate Change
As the world becomes more urban, our cities are under increasing pressure to take the lead on sustainability. How have cities responded to this challenge? And what action is business taking? To answer these questions, and many more, we speak with Bianca Nijhof, Global Sustainability Program Manager at Arcadis and Simon Hansen, Director of Regions at C40.

Sustainable Development Goals

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Project Drawdown: How to Reverse Global Warming
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. To discuss this exciting initiative in our studio, WBCSD’s Managing Director for Climate & Energy Maria Mendiluce is joined by Chad Frischmann, Research Director at Project Drawdown and Prof. Tim Flannery, an acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist.

Sustainable Development Goals

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | How to Feed 9 Billion People Within Planetary Boundaries
To mark our 10th Panorama podcast, we take a closer look at the global food system: what are the challenges and what do we need to change to be able to feed 9 billion people by 2050?

Events, Media & Communications

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Sustainability at Microsoft: IT Innovation, the Future of Work and Moving From a Know-it-all Culture to a Learn-it-all Culture
Where does sustainability fit in a diverse IT company like Microsoft? For a special edition of Panorama, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker sits down with Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice-President for Industry at Microsoft, to discuss the increasing role of information technology in our lives, Microsoft’s vision for the future of work and how business leaders can work to deliver the SDGs.

Events, Media & Communications

VIDEO | Tackling Climate Change Through the Circular Economy
Watch Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director at WBCSD, outline the circular economy and the action that business can take in her speech at TEDxDonauinsel.

Events, Media & Communications

How Can We Deliver a Sustainable Chemical Industry?
'Sustainability’ and ‘climate-friendly’ might not be the first thing we think of when imagining a chemical company. Has Japanese giant Sumitomo Chemical succeeded in driving sustainability in their industry? And how are they encouraging staff to engage in blue-sky thinking in this area? We sit down with Yoshihisa Takasaki, Manager at Sumitomo Chemical’s Responsible Care Department and Ms. Kathleen Buyle, CSR Manager at Sumitomo Chemical Europe to discuss this and more.

Sustainable Development Goals

We Must Change How We View ‘Community’ to Survive an Increasingly Urban World
We have a problem. The population of the world is growing. Almost all of that growth is occurring in urban centers around the world, and each city already draws on more resources and ecological services than the land that it manages can support - many times over.

Events, Media & Communications

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | Mitsubishi Corp in Profile: A Century of Sustainability
Were Japanese companies like Mitsubishi Corp ahead of the curve when it came to including corporate responsibility into their business values? And how has sustainability evolved in the decades since Mitsubishi Corp first became active in this area? We speak with Julie Rogers, General Manager for Corporate Communications and Sustainability at Mitsubishi Corporation Europe and WBCSD’s James Gomme to get their first-hand insights.

Sustainable Development Goals

WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | A Deep-dive Into Water: Resolving a Global Crisis
With the world on the precipice of a water crisis, what do we need to do to better manage this precious natural resource? And what role can business play? To discuss this, I’m joined by Henk Ovink, the Netherland’s Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Diane Holdorf, Chief Sustainability Officer and VP at Kellogg’s, and Tatiana Fedotova, The World Business Council’s Water Director.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Time to Align Corporate Retirement Funds with Company Values
Now that millennial-aged employees represent the majority of the workforce, it’s increasingly important that corporate management teams finds ways to engage these employees in the company. Creating defined contribution plans which connect to millennial core values – like solving human, social and environmental problems through their work and investments – can spur employee engagement, spark innovation and provide companies with a competitive edge in their pursuit of the “best and brightest” employees.

More from World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

  1. WBCSD | Redefining Value
    The days of measuring business success through financial metrics alone are over. Our vision is that by 2050, all companies will measure, value and...
  2. WBCSD | Food and Land Use
    Food and land use productivity will determine whether the world can feed a population projected to grow to over nine billion by 2050, while sustaining...
  3. WBCSD | Cities and Mobility
    By 2030, an estimated 70% of the global population will live in cities, driving 80% of total energy demand and 70% of global GHG emissions. The...
  4. WBCSD's Panorama | An Unobstructed View of Sustainability
    Welcome to Panorama, our new content stream designed for looking at sustainability from a different perspective.Explore Panorama’s interesting...
  5. WBCSD | Climate and Energy
    Energy systems power growth in all economies. We are on the cusp of a clean energy future. Although fossil fuels will continue to form an important...
  6. WBCSD | Circular Economy
    The circular economy is a $4.5 trillion opportunity. It’s a new way of looking at the relationships between markets, customers and natural resources...