The Green Race is On is the title of the WBCSD's Annual Review 2009 ( 28.8 MB) . It is only in the past five years that thoughtful companies have begun to understand the vast opportunities of moving toward a sustainable world, and that science has made clear the global catastrophes inherent in un-sustainable development.
This Annual Review celebrates both the 15 year anniversary of the WBCSD and how member companies are engaging with sustainable development. In it we cover the pertinent issues challenging us, including:
Energy, climate, development and urbanization and the link between them
The re-invention of “green jobs”
Smarter grids, new investments in energy supply and distribution
Sustainable consumption, with consumers beginning to look at individual purchasing patterns and their impacts on the planet
Global and local water challenges
Advanced green energy technologies
Business opportunities associated with the sustainable management and stewardship of ecosystems and the creation of market mechanisms for ecosystem services.