Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Mr Björn Stigson
President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Switzerland

Björn Stigson has had extensive experience in international business. He began his career as financial analyst with the Swedish Kockums Group. From 1971 to 1982, he worked for ESAB, the international supplier of equipment for welding, in different positions responsible for finance, operations, and marketing. In 1983, he became President and CEO of the Fläkt Group, a company listed on the Stockholm stock exchange and the world leader in environmental control technology. Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, in 1991 he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB Asea Brown Boveri’s Executive Management Group. From 1993/94, he ran his own management consultancy. On 1 January 1995, he was appointed President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in Geneva, which is a coalition of some 150 leading international corporations. Since the formation of this organization in 1990, Mr Stigson has been actively involved with the business response to the sustainable development challenge.

Björn Stigson has served on the board of a variety of international companies. He is also presently a member of advisory councils to, among others, ABB, Unilever, OECD, The World Bank, and the Governments of China and Singapore