World Business Council for Sustainable Development and Yale University Announce New Partnership

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced a partnership with the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) and the Yale School of Management (SOM) that will promote collaboration between Yale scholars and global business leaders to address critical sustainability issues. This new partnership builds on the long-standing relationship between WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group (FSG) and The Forests Dialogue (TFD) hosted at Yale University. TFD is an independent and well-recognized platform and process for multi-stakeholder discussion and collaboration on the most pressing local and global issues facing forests and people. The WBCSD was a founding member of this platform and the FSG has been engaged with TFD ever since on critical topics, including Forests & Climate, Forest Certification and Intensively Managed Planted Forests. “We often talk about a transformational change of our society when we speak about climate action. This transformation will affect business, but it needs to begin with the institutions that educate tomorrow’s leaders of business” said Peter Bakker, President and CEO of the WBCSD. ….

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