Vision 2050:
Time to transform

Vision 2050:
Time to Transform

The world faces three critical challenges: the climate emergency, nature loss and mounting inequality. As global risks continue to build, business leaders are rallying behind a bold and urgent transformation agenda developed by WBCSD.

Vision 2050: Time to Transform sets a shared vision of a world in which more than 9 billion people are able to live well, within planetary boundaries, by 2050. To achieve this vision, we need transformation at scale, and businesses need to focus their actions on the areas through which it can best lead the systems transformations.


Time to Transform maps how systems transform and lays out a new framework to guide business action in the decade ahead.

At the heart of this framework are nine transformation pathways – actionable routes for companies to take – covering the areas of business activity that are essential to society: energy; transportation and mobility; living spaces; products and materials; financial products and services; connectivity; health and wellbeing; water and sanitation; and food.

The vision and transformation pathways are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the targets of the Paris Agreement. Each of the nine transformation pathways contains ten action areas for the decade ahead, designed to help companies drive transformative change in their strategies, business operations and impact on society.


To move beyond business-as-usual into the accelerated transformations necessary, business leaders must adopt 

three mindset shifts:


Reinventing capitalism that
rewards true value creation


Focusing on building
long-term resilience


Taking a regenerative approach
beyond doing no harm


While business can take a leading role, it must work on and design systems transformations, together with scientists, policy makers, financiers and investors, innovators and consumers

Only collaboration at unprecedented levels will create the impact and speed needed to achieve all people living well within planetary boundaries by 2050.

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Vision 2050: Time to Transform now available in Italian


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A Compass for Just and Regenerative Business


Vision 2050 Transportation & Mobility Pathway: We can keep on moving, smarter


Vision 2050 Water & Sanitation Pathway: We can keep water flowing for all