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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development.

The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations.

Website: http://www.wbcsd.org/


Thorsten Arndt
Manager, Communications
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
4, chemin de Conches
1231 Conches, Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (22) 8393 170
Fax: +41 (22) 8393 131
E-mail: arndt@wbcsd.org

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