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Stephan Schmidheiny

Honorary chairman of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Stephan Schmidheiny is a Swiss industrialist and the founder of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), of which he now is Honorary Chairman.

In 1992, Mr. Schmidheiny was the author of the best selling book Changing Course: A Global Business Perspective on Development. He also served as the principal business advisor to the Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.

Through his AVINA foundation, Mr. Schmidheiny supports a number of sustainable development projects throughout Latin America. He is also a board member of the Institute for International Economics (IIE) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Articles by Stephan Schmidheiny

Bush, the Environmentalist

How can his administration protect the environment and at the same time keep U.S. businesses competitive in the global economy?

August 8, 2001

Where Is That Good, Old American Can-Do Spirit?

Where is that the famous American optimism and can-do approach when it comes to protecting the environment?

June 20, 2001