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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

S. George Philander

Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Richard Milton Edwards

THE WORLD BUSINESS Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), based in Geneva, Switzerland, is a global association of businesses focused on market-oriented solutions to sustainable development and is appropriately structured along the lines of a chief executive officer (CEO)-led business. The WBCSD s mission statement asserts its purpose: “Our mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues.” The WBCSD arose from ideas forwarded at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992, where Swiss businessman Stephan Schmidheiny was appointed chief adviser for business and industry to the secretary general of the UNCED. Schmidheiny created a forum called Business Council for Sustainable Development that eventually published the book Changing Course , in which the ...

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