Welcome to Panorama, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s new podcast for looking at sustainability from a different perspective. Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable. Explore Panorama’s informative podcasts for thought leadership that’s out-of-the ordinary.
Why are leading companies engaging with corporate sustainability?
Though the urgency of sustainability is increasingly evident, much of this area remains very theoretical. As a result, it can be difficult to identify what sustainability will really mean – how it will affect and improve a business, day-to-day. To colour-in these details and give an idea of where sustainability fits in at a successful multinational company, we speak with sustainability leaders at some of the world’s biggest brands – PWC, Whirlpool, Hitachi, Bayer and IFF. Together, we look closely into sustainability at these companies – why have they committed to sustainability, how do they do it and what does the future hold for this area.
Food waste, food loss and the role of packaging
Listen to this brand new podcast developed by Stora Enso in cooperation with FReSH to understand the role of packaging in making sure that food safely reaches the consumer and stays fresh as long as possible.
Cities’ response to Climate Change
As the world becomes more urban, our cities are under increasing pressure to take the lead on sustainability. How have cities responded to this challenge? And what action is business taking? To answer these questions, and many more, we speak with Bianca Nijhof, Global Sustainability Program Manager at Arcadis and Simon Hansen, Director of Regions at C40.
Project Drawdown: How to reverse global warming
Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. To discuss this exciting initiative in our studio, WBCSD’s Managing Director for Climate & Energy Maria Mendiluce is joined by Chad Frischmann, Research Director at Project Drawdown and Prof. Tim Flannery, an acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist.
How to feed 9 billion people within planetary boundaries
To mark our 10th Panorama podcast, we take a closer look at the global food system: what are the challenges and what do we need to change to be able to feed 9 billion people by 2050? Joining us in our studio to discuss these issues is Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).
Sustainability at Microsoft: IT innovation, the future of work and moving from a know-it-all culture to a learn-it-all culture
Where does sustainability fit in a diverse IT company like Microsoft? For a special edition of Panorama, WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker sits down with Toni Townes-Whitley, Corporate Vice-President for Industry at Microsoft, to discuss the increasing role of information technology in our lives, Microsoft’s vision for the future of work and how business leaders can work to deliver the SDGs.