The President and CEO of World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Peter Bakker, is joining the Advisory Board for the Global Opportunity Report.
Peter Bakker is a distinguished business leader who, until June 2011, was the CEO of TNT NV, the Netherlands-based holding company of TNT Express and Royal TNT Post. Under his leadership TNT rose to the forefront of Corporate Responsibility via a ground-breaking partnership with the UN World Food Program and ambitious CO2 reduction targets from its Planet Me initiative, holding multiple-year top-ranking positions in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index
As the President and CEO of WBCSD Peter Bakker is a leading figure in the corporate sustainability dialogue, bringing great experience and recognition to Global Opportunity Report.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Peter Bakker to the Advisory Board of the Global Opportunity Report. With his position as a pioneer in corporate sustainability he is a very strong addition to an already solid board,” says Bjørn Kj. Haugland, Chief Sustainability Officer of DNV GL and member of the Steering Committee of the Global Opportunity Report.
In the the Advisory Board, Peter Bakker will advise on a range of issues but most notably on the choice of opportunities for the Global Opportunity Report.
“WBCSD’s Vision 2050 outlines pathways to a world in which nine billion people can live well, and within the planet’s boundaries, by mid-century. Our Action2020 program has identified priority areas where business can lead, developing solutions that will have significant impact against key challenges by 2020. WBCSD is pleased to contribute its Action2020 work to the Global Opportunity Report, helping more companies to identify the present opportunities and develop solutions at scale that will help to further drive the momentum of the required transformation”, he says.
Peter Bakker joins General Secretary of the Norwegian WWF, Nina Jensen; Professor Katherine Richardson; Managing Director of the Global Economic Symposium, Thierry Malleret and professor Frank Geels as well as the five members from DNV GL in the Advisory Board.