BETHESDA, MD. and NEW YORK, May 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — William M. “Bill” Sisson, Executive Director, North Americaof the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), has been elected to the board of directors of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), it was announced today.
“We are very pleased to have Bill serve on our board of directors,” said Margaret O’Gormanpresident of Bethesdabased on WHC. “Bill’s mission with the WBCSD to aggressively address the interconnected challenges of climate change, nature loss and social inequality, ties extremely well with the work we do to operationalize biodiversity to meet the challenges or business opportunities.”
As the only international non-governmental conservation organization focused exclusively on the private sector, WHC provides a framework for voluntary conservation action on a wide variety of corporate lands. WHC member companies represent some of the leading national and multinational corporations seeking to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities around them.
“I am pleased to join the WHC Board of Directors at this critical time,” said Sisson. “Over the next few decades, we face the threat of extinction of millions of plants and animals due to global warming and climate change. This could severely alter biodiverse ecosystems and human societies worldwide. .
“Thus, WHC’s work in assisting the private sector in strategic approaches to land management is critically important in the quest to prevent the loss of nature through North America and around the world,” added Sisson.
For 33 years, WHC has promoted ecological stewardship on company lands through partnerships and education. Since only 10-15% of the world’s land surface is protected, private land offers an opportunity to restore and protect biodiversity. He consults with multinational and national companies to develop strategies, frameworks and approaches that integrate action on nature into corporate ambitions and impact reporting.
It also recognizes companies’ conservation efforts through its conservation certification.® program that has recognized more than 1,000 nature-based programs in 47 states and 28 countries.
Geneva, SwitzerlandWBCSD is the leading global organization led by the CEO of over 220 of the world’s leading sustainable companies working collectively and collaboratively to accelerate the system transformations needed for a net-zero, nature-positive and more equitable future.
Sisson, who oversees all WBCSD activities throughout North Americais based at New York City.
Together with his team, Sisson invites business leaders and sustainability leaders to share practical insights into the barriers and opportunities they face in addressing the integrated climate, nature and sustainability challenge of inequality. The organization co-develops practical guides for CEOs with its members, provides scientific guidance on targets, including standards and protocols, and helps WBCSD members take integrated action to address climate-related challenges. , nature and inequalities across sectors and geographies.
SOURCE World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)