ERM is a founding member of WBCSD, a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We have been actively involved in several WBCSD initiatives over the past fiscal year. Here are some highlights:

  • Group CEO Keryn James was among 10 recipients of the 2018 Leading Women Awards announced at the annual Council meeting of the WBCSD in Singapore for her sustained and outstanding contribution to advancing sustainability at ERM. At the Singapore meeting, Keryn also was a panelist in a session on energy transition.
  • More than 40 of ERM’s technical experts from around the globe helped develop the SDG Sector Roadmaps Guidance for the WBCSD, published in April 2018.
  • ERM facilitated the development of the Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap , which was launched in July 2018. We also co-hosted two deep-dive webinars to present the roadmap to WBCSD member companies.
  • During the past year, we helped develop the Forest Sector and Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmaps, set to be launched in 2019, and we recently began work with the oil and gas sector on their SDG Roadmap.
  • Mike Wallace, an ERM Partner served as the interim Executive Director of the Social and Human Capital Coalition, which was launched in April 2018 and has the responsibility for establishing the coalition through building partnerships and encouraging companies to utilised the Social and Human Capital Protocol.
  • As ERM’s Council member, Keryn James is one of five members of the Climate and Energy Program Board, which is developing next steps in energy and climate change strategy for the next three years.
  • Global Director of Services, Brand and Communications Sabine Hoefnagel moderated and presented at a number of plenary sessions and workshops at key WBCSD events.
  • Principal Consultant Stefano Pennese is seconded at WBCSD to develop the Global Information Platform as part of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste.