World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Name Mr. Björn Stigson
Position President
Address Route de Florissant 160, CH-1231 Conches
Phone +41-22-839 31 00
Fax +41-22-839 31 31

Activity summary:

The Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) was founded by Swiss industrialist Stephan Schmidheiny in 1990 to provide a business perspective on sustainable development for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio. Changing course, its report to UNCED, was widely acknowledged as the major contribution by business to the event, and enlisted strong interest and support for its recommendations to government and business.
The BCSD, in partnership with UNDP, set up Sustainable Project Management (SPM) in 1994 as an independent organisation to promote public/private partnerships which would address urban environmental problems in the developing world.