World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD An international organization dedicated to the promotion of environmental and social *sustainability Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the WBCSD was established in 1991 by a Swiss industrialist, Stephan Schmidheiny In 1995 the organization merged with the Paris-based World Industry Council for the Environment. The WBCSD Web site describes the organization as a coalition of international corporations "united by a shared commitment to sustainable development via the three pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress" and it describes its mission as follows: "To provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to promote the role of eco-efficiency innovation and *corporate social responsibility." The WBCSD’s activities include publications, research, and sustainability-related projects. Web site: www.wbcsd.ch

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