The National Business Initiative (NBI), as the local network partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), is excited to invite you to attend an update from the WBCSD on the refresh of Vision 2050.
Vision 2050 was a landmark report issued a decade ago, focused on opportunities for business to help unlock the transformations required to allow over 9 billion people to live well, within the boundaries of the planet, by mid-century. Vision 2050 is a blueprint of the unprecedented opportunities available to businesses who understand that we can no longer operate in business-as-usual mode.
The core principles of Vision 2050 are the key attributes of successful business planning, which include understanding the current situation, identifying the obstacles to success, and creating pathways to overcome those obstacles. These key tenets are more necessary than ever under the current operating context of COVID-19.
At the beginning of 2020, with over three dozen leading companies, the WBCSD launched a collective, business-led effort to revisit its Vision 2050. The NBI and member companies participated in a key engagement workshop as part of a global roadshow across key geographies including: Africa; Australia; Brazil; China; Europe; India; Japan; Latin America; North America and Southeast Asia. This process was completed by October 2020.
The key findings from this first phase include the necessary social, economic and political shifts required to build back better as we recover from COVID-19, including the new critical elements that have emerged over the past months with the pandemic changing the way we live and work. Importantly, these developments help us to understand and shape the necessary systems transformations and also establish what the role of business needs to be.
The NBI would like to invite you to a feed-back session with the WBCSD to understand the key trends that will most likely shape the business operating environment over the next decade. Participants will also be given insights into the positive, opportunity-based, action agenda needed for the decade to come, in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).