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, leveraging innovative new business models and disruptive technologies to transform the current “take, make, dispose” economic model.

Successful circular initiatives will reduce our dependence on natural resources while creating value for companies and their stakeholders.

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Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

WBCSD Insider Perspective: GreenBiz 2018
Last week, over 1,100 sustainability professionals from around the world gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for the tenth annual GreenBiz conference. The conference focused most notably on sustainable and resilient supply chains; how investors are stepping up their scrutiny of companies' environmental, social and governance (ESG) data; what it takes to create circular products and business models; and the energy procurement landscape.

Sustainable Development Goals

30 Leading Companies with a Combined Revenue of USD $1.3 Trillion Join Forces to Implement the Circular Economy
Today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, over 30 leading companies across 16 sectors joined forces to implement the circular economy through WBCSD’s newest initiative, Factor10. Collectively responsible for USD $1.3 trillion in annual revenues, the companies in Factor10 represent a powerful business effort scale up momentum for circular economy solutions.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Leading Tire Company CEOs Announce Continued Progress on Research Projects Addressing Key Sustainability Issues
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of leading tire companies have announced the latest results of ongoing international research projects studying the potential health and environmental impacts of tires. The eleven CEOs form the Tire Industry Project (TIP), which was founded in 2005 to identify and offer solutions to sustainability challenges associated with the life cycle of tires. TIP is a proactive organization that operates under the umbrella of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Events, Media & Communications

Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
Held in San Francisco, CA on October 16 - 18, 2017, ABLC ‘Next’ offered participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America. The event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock More Than US$1 Trillion in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030
Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to Better Business, Better World LAC, a new report released today by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC).

Sustainable Development Goals

Latin American Corporate Leaders Champion Business Solutions for Sustainable Development, Releasing Latin American Version of the CEO Guide to the SDGs
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Latin American version of its CEO Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the importance of business leadership in realizing the ambitions of the SDGs in the region. The Latin American version of the CEO Guide complements the original version – published in English earlier this year – and outlines a shared vision around the implications of the SDGs on businesses across Latin America.

Supply Chain & the Circular Economy

Cementos Progreso Joins the CSI to Scale Up Its Sustainability Commitments

Sustainable Development Goals

WBCSD Resources Assist with Circular Economy and Natural Capital Assessments
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has developed tools to help companies and businesses transition towards a circular economy and undertake natural capital measurements and valuation, thereby contributing to a number of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure).

Research, Reports & Publications

WBCSD Releases 8 Business Cases to the Circular Economy
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published 8 Business Cases for the Circular Economy illustrating how companies can accelerate growth, enhance competitiveness and mitigate risk through circular solutions.

Research, Reports & Publications

WBCSD Releases Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy
Today at the 2017 US Circular Economy Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy after a three-week beta testing period.

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