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Collaboration

Our powerful global network of member companies, cross-sector collaborative initiatives, and grant-funded partnerships ensures that no company is alone in addressing sustainability challenges.

Current Initiatives

Business Coalition for Population Health
Business Coalition for Population Health

Business Coalition for Population Health

Convening cross-industry leaders to expand health and wellness across entire value chains

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Center for Sustainable Procurement
Center for Sustainable Procurement

Center for Sustainable Procurement

Every buyer is a sustainable buyer

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Center for Technology and Sustainability
Center for Technology and Sustainability

Center for Technology and Sustainability

Advancing the deployment of technology solutions that address humanity’s most pressing environmental challenges

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Clean Cargo Working Group
Clean Cargo Working Group

Clean Cargo Working Group

A leading global carrier-shipper initiative dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting

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Climate Science Initiative
Climate Science Initiative

Climate Science Initiative

Helping companies integrate climate science into their sustainability strategies

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Container Ship Safety Forum
Container Ship Safety Forum

Container Ship Safety Forum

A multicompany initiative to improve safety performance and management in the container shipping industry

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Ecosystem Services Working Group
Ecosystem Services Working Group

Ecosystem Services Working Group

Strategic engagement for companies on managing impacts and dependencies on natural capital, biodiversity, and ecosystem services

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Future of Fuels
Future of Fuels

Future of Fuels

Working toward a sustainable, resilient, and affordable transportation fuel system where companies can account for and effectively improve the impacts of fuel

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Future of Internet Power
Future of Internet Power

Future of Internet Power

Enabling low-carbon energy sourcing for data centers

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Future of Stakeholder Engagement
Future of Stakeholder Engagement

Future of Stakeholder Engagement

Helping companies understand current trends in stakeholder engagement around the world

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Green Freight Asia
Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia

Green Freight Asia is an industry-led network focused on driving sustainable road freight in the Asia Pacific region to ultimately improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2e emissions and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain.

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Healthcare Working Group
Healthcare Working Group

Healthcare Working Group

Improving the industry’s understanding and practice in corporate responsibility, with a focus on access to healthcare

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HERproject
HERproject

HERproject

Improving women’s lives through access and knowledge

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Human Rights Working Group
Human Rights Working Group

Human Rights Working Group

Working to implement the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights across all industries

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Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network

Working toward a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large

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Myanmar Responsible Sourcing
Myanmar Responsible Sourcing

Myanmar Responsible Sourcing

Helping companies entering Asia’s frontier market align business needs with the opportunity to shape the country’s sustainable development

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Railsponsible

Railsponsible

Railsponsible is an industry initiative focused on sustainable procurement and aims to continuously improve sustainability practices throughout the railway industry supply chain

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Regional Adaptation Initiative
Regional Adaptation Initiative

Regional Adaptation Initiative

Exploring opportunities for climate change adaptation and resilience in key regions

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Sustainability Reporting Initiative
Sustainability Reporting Initiative

Sustainability Reporting Initiative

Helping companies better understand current trends in sustainability reporting around the world

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Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group
Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

Seizing today’s opportunity for business to enable sustainable lifestyles globally

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Sustainable Luxury Working Group
Sustainable Luxury Working Group

Sustainable Luxury Working Group

Advancing ethical, social, environmental, and human rights practices throughout all luxury industry value chains

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Women in Factories China Program
Women in Factories China Program

Women in Factories China Program

Women make up a majority of China’s manufacturing sector, and businesses that invest in women’s skills, capacity, and empowerment will be better equipped to succeed

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Previous Initiatives

Betterwork Buyers Forum

Betterwork Buyers Forum

An opportunity for international buyers to collaborate with key stakeholders to improve labor standards and competitiveness in global supply chains

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CiYuan

CiYuan

Building cross-sector partnerships to enhance social investment in China

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DR-CAFTA Responsible Competitiveness

DR-CAFTA Responsible Competitiveness

Making the business case for responsible labor in Central America and the Dominican Republic

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Licensing Working Group

Licensing Working Group

The Licensing Working Group brought together licensors and licensees to develop tools and resources to help the industry uphold social and environmental standards, address the root causes behind non-compliance, and ensure that compliance is managed systematically across the entire licensing supply chain. This Collaborative Initiative is no longer active.

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Medical Devices Working Group

Medical Devices Working Group

At the nexus of technology and healthcare, the medical device industry faces a host of sustainability challenges, including product lifecycle, environmental safety, supply chain management, transparency, health systems in emerging markets, and more.

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of pharmaceutical and healthcare companies who share a vision of better, social, environmental and economic outcomes in the communities where we buy.

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