Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joins the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). By collaborating with WBCSD's cross-sector network, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions can act upon one of its core sustainability goals which is to leverage partnerships to increase overall sustainability impact in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
"Sustainability is at the heart of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' business. It's our ambition to help protect corporates' sustainability opportunities, share sustainability risk knowledge and lead by example, for instance by committing to net-zero emissions across our whole business by 2050," said Andreas Berger, Chief Executive Officer at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. "Working on these ambitions collaboratively with WBCSD and its members, we are confident that we can create a more sustainable future."
WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker said: "WBCSD is dedicated to working towards a transformation in sustainable systems. This will only be achieved in collaboration with global industry leaders such as Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and we look forward to working with them and benefit from their leadership and experience across our programmes and projects."
WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. The WBCSD helps to make its member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies. The member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. The global network of almost 70 national business councils gives members unparalleled reach across the globe. Since 1995, WBCSD has been uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.