Business Fights Poverty

Filippo Veglio

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  |  
Director, Social Impact
Geneva, CH

www.wbcsd.org/social-impact.aspx

Activity Profile

About Me

I am the Director of the Social Impact cluster at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a CEO-led, global coalition of companies advocating for progress on sustainable development.

Engaging senior representatives of member companies across various industry sectors, business organizations, multilateral institutions, NGOs and academia, I manage the WBCSD’s program promoting and scaling business solutions to fuel inclusive growth.

The current work program advances business perspectives, solutions, and collaboration on the following themes:

- Inclusive business solutions targeting the base of the economic pyramid;
- Best corporate practice in operationalizing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
- Cross-industry collaboration to make rural areas in the developing world more attractive places to work, live and invest in.
- Business initiatives addressing skills shortages & unemployment challenges within supply chains.

I joined the WBCSD in 2005, and have in particular led WBCSD’s pioneering work on inclusive business at the base of the pyramid, catalyzing investments and partnerships on the ground as well as conducting research and advocacy.

Other Topics

Human Rights

Sector

I work for a business organisation

My Topics

  • Base of the Pyramid
  • Enterprise Development
  • Inclusive Business Models
  • Measuring Impact
  • Partnerships
  • Trade
  • Water
  • Women and Business

Other Topics

Human Rights

Sector

I work for a business organisation