Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Peter White is Chief Operating Officer at the WBCSD. In this role he is responsible for all WBCSD work programs, Global Policy Affairs and the Global Network.
Peter has been with WBCSD since 2013, and joined after 22 years developing the sustainability program at Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer goods company. From 2006 – 2013 Peter was P&G’s Director for Global Sustainability, creator and Chair of the Sustainability Leadership Council and a key architect of the company’s long-term sustainability vision and 2020 goals. During that time, he was the WBCSD Liaison Delegate for P&G, having been involved in the work of WBCSD since 1997.
Peter is also a Visiting Professor at the Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability. Prior to joining P&G, he held teaching and research positions at the Universities of Oxford, California (Berkeley) and Arizona, and taught in Nigeria with the UK development charity Voluntary Service Overseas.
A biologist at heart and by training, Peter holds a doctorate in Chemical Ecology from Oxford University, and Masters degrees in Zoology (Oxford) and Applied Hydrobiology (London).