Upcoming WBCSD Engagements

We continue to work with our members in driving transformative business solutions at scale to show action leadership and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, inclusive and thriving economy good for the people and planet.

As in previous years, WBCSD will therefore lead business engagement at key international platforms. The following events will constitute key milestones in advancing this ambitious yet indispensable agenda.

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), New York, 15-30 September 2020

The month of September will be marked by a series of key events in New York including the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations on 21 September and the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity at the level of Heads of State and Government on 30 September 2020. Under the theme of Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development, the Summit will provide a unique opportunity to demonstrate ambition to accelerate action on biodiversity and raise momentum for the adoption of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework at CBD COP 15.

TCFD Summit 2020, Online, 9 October 2020

9 October 2020, 13:00 – 18:30 JST / 6:00 – 11:30 am CEST Online

Organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan, in collaboration with the TCFD Consortium and WBCSD, the TCFD Summit will be held on 9 October 2020.

In the context of post-Corona and coexisting with-Corona, revitalizing the economy and society is becoming more important. The implementation of the TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure) disclosures is steadily progressing worldwide.

The TCFD Summit 2020 will be held online to discuss practical issues and future actions. We will be sharing the insights regarding disclosure and utilization of the TCFD recommendations. You can refer to the official website and the press release for further details and register now to join the event.

Format: Online (Live Streaming & Video Distribution)
Organizer: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan
Co-organizers: TCFD ConsortiumWBCSD
RegistrationRegistration for the public and registration for the press

WBCSD Annual General Meeting 2020, Online, 13 October 2020

Due to COVID-19, WBCSD’s in-person Council Meeting in Tokyo has been postponed to 26-29 October 2021. However, WBCSD’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020 will take place as a hybrid meeting (in Tokyo & online) on 13 October 2020 according to the following schedule:

15:00 – 17:00 JST (08:00 – 10:00 am CEST) – WBCSD ExCo Meeting (ExCo only)
17:00 – 17:30 JST (10:00 – 10:30 am CEST) – Networking break
17:30 – 18:30 JST (10:30 – 11:30 am CEST) – Council Member Roundtable (Council Members only)
18:30 – 19:00 JST (11:30 – 12:00 pm CEST) – Networking break
19:00 – 20:00 JST (12:00 pm – 13:00 CEST) – Annual General Meeting (Council Members, open to LDs as observers)

For any inquiries, please contact events@wbcsd.org.

IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille, 7-15 January 2021, postponed

Postponed, new dates coming soon.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Government of France have decided to postpone the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille to 7 to 15 January 2021 from its original date of 11-19 June. For more information on preparation, program, logistics and more, please refer to this page.

On 7 January 2021, IUCN will hold a CEO summit. This summit will be a unique opportunity for forward-thinking business leaders to engage in a dynamic dialogue with IUCN constituencies on how to accelerate their commitments to nature and call on governments to do the same.

WBCSD Liaison Delegate Meeting 2021, Montreux and online, 19-22 April 2021

WBCSD’s 2021 Liaison Delegate Meeting will take place on 19-22 April in Montreux, Switzerland. The event will be organized in a hybrid format allowing for remote attendance. The preliminary agenda structure is as follows:

  • Monday 19 April 2021: Working sessions
  • Tuesday 20 April 2021: Plenary Day incl. Leadership Group Meetings and Liaison Delegate Dinner
  • Wednesday 21 April 2021: Working sessions followed by a Networking Cocktail
  • Thursday 22 April 2021: Working sessions

More information about the meeting and registration details will be communicated to WBCSD members and partners. For any inquiries, please contact events@wbcsd.org.

United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Convention on Biological Diversity COP 15), Kunming, 17-30 May 2021

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (Convention on Biological Diversity COP 15) will take place in Kunming, in the Yunnan province of China on 17-30 May 2021. More information about engagement opportunities for WBCSD members and partners will be available shortly.

WBCSD Council Meeting 2021, Tokyo and online, 26-29 October 2021

WBCSD’s 2021 Council Meeting will take place on 26-29 October in the vibrant city of Tokyo. The preliminary agenda structure is as follows:

  • Tuesday 26 October 2021: WBCSD Executive Committee Meeting, Council Member sessions followed by the Council Dinner
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021: Council Day incl. AGM and Program Board Meetings
  • Thursday 28 October 2021: Working sessions
  • Friday 29 October 2021: Working sessions & field trips

More information about the meeting and registration details will be communicated to WBCSD members and partners. For any inquiries, please contact events@wbcsd.org.

UNFCCC COP 26, Glasgow, 1-12 November 2021

The United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1-12 November 2021. As in previous years, WBCSD will continue leading business engagement throughout this critical process and more information about engagement opportunities will be communicated as soon as possible.



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