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Peter Bakker is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Peter Bakker is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Bakker has led WBCSD since 2012. WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organisation of more than 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. WBCSD member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than USD $8.5 trillion and with 19 million employees. Bakker is a distinguished business leader who, until June 2011, served as the Chief Financial Officer and then CEO of TNT NV, the global transport and logistics company. He has been the recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009) and the Sustainability Leadership Award (2010). Bakker serves as a member of several corporate sustainability advisory boards. He received the royal order Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 2018, in recognition of his long-lasting commitment to engaging business in tackling global sustainability issues.