World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organisation of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. The organisation helps make member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

Member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. This global network of almost 70 national business councils gives its members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

Together, they are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by their vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050. 

Working for WBCSD

WBCSD employs about 80 staff in its three offices in Geneva, New Delhi and New York City. The WBCSD provides a forum for its member companies to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 70 national and regional business councils and partner organisations, the majority of which are based in developing countries.

Sought profiles

For senior positions, WBCSD prefers business/member company experience and expert generalists rather than specialists. Other requirements: a master’s degree in sustainable development, the environment, development, international affairs, policy, etc.; open, team working attitude; good English communication skills.

Opportunities for students and junior professionals

WBSCD accepts interns.

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