The TBCSD was established in 1993 by H.E. Mr. Anand Panyarachun, a former Prime Minister of Thailand.  With a current membership of 37 high profile corporations, TBCSD aims to promote sustainable development in the business community and the wider society.

Woking Borough Council is well-known internationally for its expertise in managing sustainable energy. The visit from the Thai group was the latest of a number of events hosted by Thameswey which have in the past included representatives from Government, academic institutions and businesses in Taiwan, Singapore, USA, Denmark, Russia, Japan and China.