Partnership Development Overview
Through our work with a wide variety of partners across multiple sectors, BSR is able to deliver on our mission in a unique way.
Our grant-funded work spurs progress on areas of sustainability and societal dilemmas that are of current and emerging significance—and enables public-private partnership efforts to positively impact complex issues such as conflict minerals, migration linkages and women’s health in the global supply chain that cannot be addressed by the private sector alone. Additionally, we are able to strengthen the overall capacity of companies and their partners globally to engage in real-time, field-building work that addresses the evolution of a sustainable growth and a more inclusive economy.
The Buyers' Forum is a part of Better Work—a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation dedicated to reducing poverty and providing a fair framework for globalization in developing countries.
This partnership is an ongoing independent project run by BSR, which started in 2004 and aims to help brand companies and their Chinese suppliers improve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) performance and overall competitiveness through a wide range of Training, Roundtables, Salons and Long-term Training Programs.
BSR's three-year CiYuan (China Philanthropy Incubator) initiative builds innovative cross-sector partnerships to enhance the value of social investment in China.
Through this initiative, BSR works with Saudi Arabia-based companies to help realize their goal by improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.
BSR’s DR-CAFTA Responsible Competitiveness Project was a partnership among local producers, international buyers, CSR partner organizations, and labor groups in Central America and the Dominican Republic to improve working conditions. The three-year, US State Department-funded project tackled key labor issues—ranging from child labor, to worker health and safety, to management/worker dialogue—through 14 real-life demonstration projects in farms and factories across the region. The projects were documented as a series of case studies, and then shared with business leaders through 20 executive seminars, demonstrating how more responsible labor practices can enhance short-term productivity and long-term competitiveness.
HERproject is a factory-based women’s health education program. BSR leads a coalition of partners, including international companies, their supplier factories and farms, and locally-based NGOs, to promote women’s health awareness and access to services.
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is a source of funding through which Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) provide additional grants and concessional financing to developing countries to address urgent climate change challenges.