The Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe
The Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ), was previously known as the Environmental Forum of Zimbabwe. It was formed in 1993 by a group of leading business people in Zimbabwe who shared common concerns over environmental issues and who wished to make and encourage a commitment by business to the phased implementation of environmental management programmes, and assist in enhancing appropriate knowledge. While the original focus was on environmental management, in subsequent years it steadily broadened its agenda in line with international thinking to encompass Sustainable Development, involving the three interlinked pillars of economic growth, ecological balance and social progress. The change of name was therefore a logical progression. It also more clearly aligned the BCSDZ with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), of which it is a long-standing regional network partner.
Over the years the BCSDZ has greatly valued the many benefits derived from its regional networking partnership with the WBCSD. The WBCSD is a coalition of some 200 international companies united by a shared commitment to Sustainable Development. Members are drawn from over 36 countries and 22 major industrial sectors. The regional network comprises 60 national and regional business councils and partner organisations involving some 1 000 business leaders. Regional Network and Liaison Delegates meetings are held twice each year in different countries. The BCSDZ is therefore able to keep in touch with the latest issues, thinking and best practice on sustainable development in business.
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TOWN DELIVERY OFFICE ADDRESS:c/o Chemplex Corporation Limited, 93 Park Lane, HARARE, ZimbabweTel: +263 (0)4 251800/8 POSTAL ADDRESS: PO Box BW 668, BORROWDALE, Harare, Zimbabwe