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Cynnal Cymru and the Business Council for Sustainable Development

20 December 2012
Photograph features Sir Albert Bore (Leader of Birmingham City Council), Jeff Tetlow (Chairman BCSD-UK), David Middleton (CEO of BCSD-UK), David Fitzpatrick (CEO of Cynnal Cymru) and Peter Bakker President, WBCSD).

Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales has been welcomed as the latest body to be part of the Business Council for Sustainable Development - United Kingdom (BCSD-UK). Formally announced at a major annual business event in Birmingham last week, Cynnal Cymru was welcomed into the fold by Peter Bakker, President of the World Business Council who was keynote speaker at the event.

Speaking at the meeting, David Fitzpatrick, Cynnal Cymru’s CEO, said “We are delighted to be working closely with the BCSD-UK. I’m very grateful for their enthusiasm and support in developing stronger links with Welsh businesses.  There is a lot of sustainable development good practice here in Wales. I’m looking forward to bringing the knowledge, experience and network of Cynnal Cymru’s business stakeholders into the mix as part of the work done by the BCSD-UK.”

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is an international business network that promotes the values of sustainable development. The BCSD-UK is its only branch in the UK. Cynnal Cymru’s involvement will help showcase the work of its business stakeholders across Wales to a wider UK audience.

David Middleton, the Chief Executive of the BCSD-UK said “We are extremely pleased to be working with Cynnal Cymru, which I’m sure will help deliver a vibrant and effective presence for the BCSD-UK in Wales.”

Speaking of the BCSD-UK development with Cynnal Cymru, Peter Bakker said: “The WBCSD has some 200 members consisting of some of the largest of the world’s corporate organisations and more than 60 branches worldwide of which BCSD-UK is one. We continue to grow both our global reach and influence.  It’s a genuine pleasure to welcome Cynnal Cymru as the organisation that can be the voice for sustainable development and business in Wales.” 

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