Collaborative Initiatives Overview
BSR leads or participates in a range of working groups and collaborative initiatives to address global sustainability challenges faced by companies today.
These forums for engagement meet regularly and allow unique opportunities for competing companies and their stakeholders to work together to maximize their sustainability impact and develop leading-edge, industry-wide solutions.
Bettercoal is a global, nonprofit initiative established by a group of major utilities to promote the continuous improvement of corporate responsibility in the coal supply chain.
Business Coalition for Population Health
The Business Coalition for Population Health will build on BSR's research, which identified key opportunities for business to amplify its impacts on health and wellness, practical platform for cross-sector collaboration that will drive business-led interventions for healthier communities.
Center for Sustainable Procurement
Although more sustainability data has become available in recent years, companies don't always know how to apply this information to the products they purchase. Procurement managers require methods and guidance that will help them integrate product sustainability data into everyday purchasing decisions.
Clean Cargo Working Group
The Clean Cargo Working Group is a global business-to-business initiative made up of leading cargo carriers and their customers dedicated to environmental performance improvement in marine container transport through measurement, evaluation, and reporting.
Container Ship Safety Forum (CSSF)
The Container Ship Safety Forum is a global business-to-business network that improves safety performance and management practices in the container shipping industry.
This group focuses on emerging risks and opportunities associated with corporate reliance and impact on, and revenue opportunities from ecosystem services and environmental markets.
Future of Fuels
With world energy consumption set to rise by around 40 percent between 2012 and 2030, our energy system is changing fundamentally, making companies’ decisions about fuel more complex and important than ever before.
Future of Internet Power
While data centers play an important role in the sustainability solutions made possible through computing, they have significant impacts of their own, driving around 1-2 percent of electricity use in the U.S. Many data center operators have responded with strong commitments to energy efficiency.
Healthcare Working Group
Established in 1999, BSR’s Healthcare Working Group serves as a forum for peer companies to discuss corporate social responsibility issues.
Human Rights Working Group
The UN Guiding Principles have emerged as the global standard for managing human rights impacts in global operations. BSR's Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) brings together companies across industries to share best practices and develop solutions to overcome the biggest challenges in implementing the UN Guiding Principles.
Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) is a global business network working towards its vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large.
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of major pharmaceutical companies that share a vision of better social, economic, and environmental outcomes for all those involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group
Sustainable lifestyles is the next frontier for business—inspiring, persuading, and enabling consumers to adopt sustainable and ethical behaviors, from what they buy to how they organize their everyday lives.
Sustainable Luxury Working Group
This group focuses discussion on common environmental, social, and governance challenges facing the luxury sector, and promotes transparency, knowledge sharing, and collaboration across common global supply chains.