The voice of the business sector for Sustainable Development in Brazil.
Founded in 1997 by a group of Brazilian businessmen aware of the challenges and opportunities of sustainability, CEBDS emerged to train the business sector for a new business model and contribute to the solution of the main challenges faced today.
Since its creation, in 1997, CEBDS has disseminated the debate on Sustainable Development in Brazil, and has worked to consolidate itself as a reference initiative in the country, and in the world, in facing the main crises that affect the climate, nature and society. . Through cutting-edge research, articulation with governments and civil society, sharing knowledge and providing innovative tools, we seek to inspire leaders in all sectors of the economy to adopt sustainable practices and contribute to the sustainable development of Brazil.
In order to guide our actions, we have defined 6 priority fronts in our work agenda: Water, Amazonia, Biodiversity, Social Impact, Climate Change and Agrifood Systems.
We gathered companies whose revenues add up to approximately 50% of the Brazilian GDP and that represent the most varied sectors of the economy, including agribusiness, consumer goods, cosmetics, energy, finance, forestry, logistics, mining, oil & gas, petrochemicals, sanitation, transport and retail . This diversity of sectors reflects the breadth of our activities and the ability to promote changes aimed at resolving the crises that affect us so much.
We are transformation agents, leading and co-creating the path towards a more sustainable and equitable economy for this and also for future generations.
THEMATIC CHAMBERS AND WORKING GROUPS
Discover the discussion forums formed by associated companies for research and development of projects focused on sustainable development.
THE TIME LINE
To be a national reference, and internationally recognized, as the main voice of the Brazilian business sector to promote sustainable impact solutions that bring greater competitiveness to companies and to the country, in a collaborative way with governments, academia and civil society.
Acting at the forefront of sustainable development together with business leaders creating an environment in which sustainable companies are more successful and inspire and drive the transition to a more prosperous country.
Our main purpose is sustainability. Always remember that you must be a living example of the quest to implement this culture in the country.
Choose the alternative that best serves the common good and leads to sustainable development. Do not expect Laws, Rules and Regulations to determine what must be done. Always analyze the consequences of alternatives.
Be clear with stakeholders (associates, partners, sponsors, suppliers, employees) and the general public about your actions.
Commit to the quality of the content produced, being aware of the best tools and channels available to fill gaps and scale up good actions in favor of sustainable development.
Share your best with everyone and inspire, by your personal example, others to do the same.
Think that we are all connected and correlated in interdependence. Nurture relationships, learn from results to improve processes, and calibrate your eye for the big picture. Remember that integrated actions are potentiated.
Practice active listening as a way to get rid of pre-established understandings. The quality of the result increases together with the diversity it represents and generates innovation and potential gains in competitiveness.
Work with clear goals. We know where we want to go and how each of our activities contribute to the fulfillment of our strategic planning and achievement of results based on goals with impact and success indicators.
All our actions and deliveries leave marks, so always think about the coherence between our actions and our speech. We deliver positive impact in everything we do.
WAYS OF ACTION
To deal with such complex issues, CEBDS works on several fronts. Aiming at debate and the exchange of experiences, we hold events and actions with key actors. In addition, through advocacy, we work in a network to influence public policies. We also develop initiatives in partnership with companies, organizations and governments, seeking to promote sustainable actions and practices. Finally, our thematic chambers are discussion forums where, with the contribution of associated companies, we dedicate ourselves to research and the development of strategic projects.
Discover how a global organization led by the CEOs of more than 200 companies works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world and to solve the main crises that affect us.
Its global network of nearly 70 national business councils, CEBDS being the representative in Brazil, offers its members an unrivaled reach across the globe. The WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with partner companies across value chains to deliver high-impact business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.