Collaborative Initiatives

BSR collaborations bring together more than 400 companies, spanning multiple sectors and geographies, to strengthen company performance, improve markets and industries, and contribute to systemic change for a more just and sustainable world.

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Action for Sustainable Derivatives

A collaboration of derivatives users working to transform their supply chains by increasing transparency, monitoring risks, engaging the sector, and generating on-the-ground impacts.

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Building Responsibly

Promoting the rights and welfare of workers in the engineering and construction industry.

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Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions

Scaling and improving carbon credit purchases and other climate solutions for business investment.

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Center for Business and Social Justice

Building partnership that advances corporate action for a more just society.

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Energy for a Just Transition

Business action for a worker- and community-centered just transition

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Future of Reporting

Strengthening sustainability through improved reporting best practices and standards

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Combating modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Healthy Business Coalition

Good health is good business for every business.

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BSR's HERproject® is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains.

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Human Rights Working Group

Supporting companies around the world to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Japan Sustainability Strategy Working Group

Sharing best practices and learnings to improve sustainability performance. 

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Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality

A coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change.

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Responsible Luxury Initiative®

Advancing sustainability in luxury industry value chains

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Southeast Asian Reptile Conservation Alliance

Creating more responsible and transparent reptile skin supply chains

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Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Tracking and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and promoting more sustainable freight transport. 

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Tech Against Trafficking

Leading companies deploying innovative technology to help eradicate human trafficking

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Transform to Net Zero

Accelerating an inclusive transition to a net-zero global economy   

Collaborating for Sustainable Development

BSR invites a wide range of stakeholders to partner with us for sustainable development, including companies, grantmakers, advisors, and partners, including external collaborations and alliances. Apply to join one of our current collaborations or raise ideas on collaborative actions your organization would like to participate in developing.

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BSR members and other companies are invited to participate in a wide range of collaborations where you can work with other committed stakeholders to implement impactful solutions to global challenges.

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Grantmakers are invited to contact BSR to explore how our collaborative initiatives align with your own strategic priorities and impact goals, and to investigate how financial support can spark high-impact collaborative movements in partnership with the private sector.

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Advisors and Partners

Advisors and Partners offer critical perspectives, insights, and expertise to ensure that our collaborations advance systemic solutions to global challenges. Please contact BSR if you wish to learn more about our collaborative initiatives and how you might engage.

Alliances and Partnerships

Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.

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Action Coalition on Responsible Technology

Together with key stakeholders, including the UN Human Rights’ B-Tech project, the Global Network Initiative (GNI), Ericsson, Telia Company and BSR, this Action Coalition has been established to support the improvement of human rights due diligence efforts and activities in relation to development and use of digital technologies. BSR is a founding partner.

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Sustainable Apparel Coalition

250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.

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SME Climate Hub

An initiative of the We Mean Business Coalition, the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, and the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. In collaboration with Normative and the Net Zero team at Oxford University, the SME Climate Hub provides tools and resources to enable SMEs to make a climate commitment, take action, and measure their progress towards emissions reductions.

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Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance

Unites freight buyers and freight decarbonization initiatives to shift to zero emissions freight transport. BSR is a founding partner.

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We Mean Business Coalition

We Mean Business Coalition is a nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change. Together, the Coalition catalyzes business and policy action to halve emissions by 2030 and accelerate the transition to a net zero economy. The Coalition works with a growing network of funders and partners to mobilize philanthropic funding and invest in portfolios of climate action initiatives to realize this vision at speed and scale.

Previous Initiatives

Bay Area Corporate Climate Resilience Council
Betterwork Buyers Forum
Business Action for Women
Center for Technology and Sustainability
Clean Cargo
DR-CAFTA Responsible Competitiveness
Future of Fuels
Future of Internet Power
Future of Stakeholder Engagement
Global Impact Sourcing Coalition
Global Network Initiative
Healthcare Working Group
Licensing Working Group
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
Medical Devices Working Group
Migration Linkages
Myanmar Responsible Sourcing
Value Creation through Natural Capital
Net Positive Project
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative
Procurement Leadership Group
Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance
Resilience and Adaptation Initiative
Responsible Business Alliance
Restaurant Roundtable for Sustainability
Sustainability Reporting Initiative
Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group
Value Chain Risk to Resilience
Women in Factories China Program