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Mapping the landscape for the Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will be the first of its kind to benchmark keystone companies across the entirety of the food system, from farm to fork. It will cover the multiple dimensions where transformation is needed: sustainable production, healthy diets and nutrition as well as social inclusion. Many building blocks for agenda, targets and […]

Request for Proposal for Services as the CHRB Research Provider for 2020

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) is seeking proposals for services for the 2020 research cycle. Full details are available in this Request for Proposal document, which sets out a draft scope of work for research provider support required to deliver the Benchmark. Proposals should be sent by 30th September 2019. 

Is the auto industry on track to meet the Paris Agreement?

The transportation sector, which includes automotive, represents about one quarter of all emissions from fossil fuels and challenges in terms of climate mitigation. Decarbonisation of the transport sector is one of the major transitions in any low-carbon scenario. The automotive industry is important to deliver on the ambitions to decarbonize the sector. WBA believes that […]

Seven systems transformations for benchmarking companies on the SDGs

We aim to drive the private sector’s engagement in the SDGs through our benchmarks. We envision a future where companies, investors, governments, civil society and individuals can quickly and easily compare businesses and motivate a ‘race to the top’. WBA identified seven systems transformations that offer a strategic framework to develop benchmarks and identify keystone […]

WBA and CDP announce strategic partnership to future proof high carbon emitting sectors 

Today WBA and CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform announced their strategic partnership to further decarbonize the economy and ensure a climate resilient future. A major decarbonisation and energy transformation is still needed to align with global efforts to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – to limit […]

Progress on the development of the Gender Equality & Empowerment Benchmark

WBA held its second roundtable for the Gender Equality and Empowerment Benchmark (GEEB) on 2nd June 2019 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The roundtable brought together 24 participants from across non-governmental organisations (NGOs), multi-/bi-lateral organisations, companies, financial and research institutions to discuss the latest progress on the development of the GEEB and to help evolve it.

WBA welcomes Paul Druckman as new Chairman of the Board

Paul joins us at an important stage as we develop transformative benchmarks to comprehensively assess the progress of 2,000 key companies needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerate corporate sustainability beyond 2030. Gerbrand Haverkamp, Executive Director, commenting on the appointment said: “Paul shares the mission of WBA to create a movement that […]

Initial selection of industries and companies for WBA’s Food and Agriculture Benchmark now open for public consultation

One of the most pressing global challenges and opportunities of our time is feeding a growing population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy diet from sustainable food systems. It is possible, but it is going to require no less than a great food system transformation and fast delivery. Companies in this sector […]