World Business Council for Sustainable Development - Latin America (WBCSD-LA)

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History

1992, with the title Business Council for Sustainable Development - Latin America (BCSD-LA), as a regional partner of Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) network, following United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Status formalized under current title as partner of World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Mar 1995.

Aims

Promote leadership for change towards a sustainable development in Latin America; adopt eco-efficiency as a fundamental principle for business; contribute to the improvement of surrounding conditions in order to promote economic growth, greater access to opportunities and an upgrading of the environmental quality of societies, fostering thus greater governability and especially the efficiency and reliability of institutions by means of clearly defined and respected rules.

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Activities

Operates through 9 national BCSDs and 6 task forces with active participation of business leaders in the region. Current areas: Development and Application of Eco-Efficiency Methodology; Eco-Efficiency for Small Business; Environmental Policy; Competitiveness and Sustainable Development in Latin America; Education and Training for Sustainable Development; Joint Implementation. Engaged in the analysis, study and resolution of sustainable development-related problems in Latin America. Promotes education, training and counselling for the Latin American business sector, as well as implementations of specific sustainable development programs and eco-efficiency projects.

Structure

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 23 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Geography
    • Ecology
  • Commerce
    • Business Enterprises
  • Cybernetics
    • Cybernetics
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2757

Last News Received

1998
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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