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1986-05-28 Barcelona Spain


28 May 1986, Barcelona (Spain), at a meeting of the Governing Council of B-XB1490 - International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), following: meetings of leading corporate officers from industry in Europe and USA, held in 1985, London (UK) and New York NY (USA); the follow-up meeting of the World Industry Conference on Environmental Management (WICEM), 22-23 Nov 1986, Geneva (Switzerland), of ICC and E-XE4161 - UNEP; meeting of senior executives at ICC headquarters in Paris (France), 16 May 1986. The 2nd WICEM Conference, 10-12 Apr 1991, Rotterdam (Netherlands), recommended the expansion of IEB mandate to follow up Conference conclusions and to support enterprises worldwide implementing the principles of ICC Business Charter for Sustainable Development. This was endorsed by ICC Council and Executive Board. Previously a division of ICC, funded independently by industrial corporations and business associations. Activities taken over by H-XE3169 - World Industry Council for the Environment (WICE), itself currently replaced by C-XD4162 - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).


Promote environmental management; assist managers in business worldwide to progress towards sustainable development and help make it accessible to managers in Third World countries and in Central Europe and Eastern Europe.


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Board of Directors, consisting of Chairman (ex officio Chairman of ICC), Vice-Chairman, and 7 members (leading industrialists and the President of ICC ex officio). Liaison Group, composed of representatives of each Board member and representatives of the general membership. Advisors on an executive assignment basis. Main Office: IEB staff.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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