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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Action2020 is opening many new doors for WBCSD. During the three day meeting, we will explore these opportunities and design joint action. We will also take a deep dive into the rapidly evolving area of natural, social and financial capital and agree key activities and partners to drive progress. The meeting will also bring many opportunities to engage in climate change discussions related to the Action2020 business solutions, the UN Climate Summit and the UNFCCC climate negotiations. Under a new organizational umbrella, WBCSD will aspire to engage all of you to be part of the Action. Discussions will flow from inspirational plenaries, into workshops for creative thinking and explorative break-out lunches.

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