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Action 2020

The World Bussiness Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Recently, they have developed a framework for action: Action2020In 2009, 29 WBCSD members produced Vision 2050, a report that plots a pathway to a world in which 9 billion people live well and within the boundaries of the planet. Taking Vision 2050 one step further to deliver tangible outcomes, the WBCSDis developing a framework for action called From Vision 2050 to Action2020 – Action2020 for short – to rally the efforts of business to deliver on the economic, environmental and social promises made in Vision 2050.

The framework consists of three elements:

  1. Societal/Planetary Goals which must be met by 2020 to achieve Vision 2050.
  2. Business Solutions: Sets of specific actions led by business to achieve one or more Societal/Planetary Goal by 2020.
  3. Impact measurement and action monitoring to assess progress at company/sector/country levels.

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