BSR has more than 30 years of experience in designing and growing business-led collaborations that successfully create system change in pursuit of a more just and sustainable world.
Our global network of member companies, collaborative initiatives, and grant-funded partnerships ensure that no organization must go it alone in addressing emerging and systemic sustainability challenges.
We focus on ideating, designing, and facilitating initiatives that inspire companies and their stakeholders to engage in collective action, aiming for the changes the world needs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build resilience in communities that are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
BSR’s portfolio of over 20 collaborations brings together more than 400 companies, spanning multiple sectors and geographies, to strengthen company performance, coordinate collective action across value chains, and contribute to systemic change towards achieving a world in which all people thrive on a healthy planet.
How We Can Help
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.
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.
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.
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.
BSR believes that thoughtful design is critical to achieving high-impact collaboration. We develop all new collaborative concepts through BSR’s Collaboration IDEAS process, which brings companies together with their stakeholders to ideate, design, and explore collaborative concepts, before accelerating and scaling high impact solutions. Our approach enables us to collectively test, iterate, and prioritize, and to develop a clear roadmap for participants to implement impactful solutions to global challenges.
BSR’s Collaborations thrive on a strong foundation of support from BSR, including premium access to the our issue area and industry expertise in addition to facilitation, administrative, fundraising, and other support services.
Featured Collaborative Initiative
Depth of Experience and Knowledge
Sara applies her management consulting and international development experience to BSR’s collaboration and inclusive economy work. She also directs the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition.
Previously, Sara worked at Business Call to Action—a multistakeholder platform of the United Nations Development Programme focused on inclusive business innovations in support of the Millennium Development Goals—recruiting and advising companies and social enterprises developing products and services to address the needs of low-income populations. She also worked at McKinsey and Company, consulting global companies and development organizations on projects related to strategy, corporate social responsibility, economic development, and philanthropy. Sara has also contributed to social and environmental justice programs in Latin America through the Inter-American Dialogue, the Sierra Club, and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. She speaks English and Spanish.
Sara has an M.B.A. from IE Business School in Spain, and a B.A. in Plan II and Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Nicolas manages BSR’s work on collaboration. He leads BSR's incubator and accelerator of private-sector collaboration, mobilizing the collective power of business to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges.
He is an expert at engaging multi-company and multi-stakeholder collaborations in pursuit of shared business and societal outcomes. Previously, he consulted for companies, governments, and civil society organizations on the positive environmental, social, and economic impacts of their activities. He was also a director at a nonprofit, contributing to member engagement and the economic development agenda of the organization. Before that, he was an anthropology consultant working on public participation.
Nicolas has a Master’s in Economic Evaluation from Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris and a Master’s in in Policy Analysis and Management from the New School University in New York City. He holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from Los Andes University in Colombia and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.
Cameron works to convene multinational corporations interested in utilizing collaborations and partnerships to advance industry solutions related to decarbonization, emissions tracking and reduction, and catalyzing climate solutions. He currently manages the Business Alliance to Scale Climate Solutions (BASCS), Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance (SFBA), and Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA). Cameron also consults on projects related to transportation, climate and Scope 3 emissions, and equity, inclusion, and justice.
Cameron joined BSR as an Associate on the Transport and Green Freight team, where he helped lead multiple collaborative initiatives, including Clean Cargo, SAFA, and Future of Fuels. He also conducted research and consulted on projects across BSR’s areas of expertise.
Prior to joining BSR, Cameron worked with the Port of Stockton on port modernization, the Blue Economy, and low- and zero-emission fuels. He also worked with the Naval Postgraduate School, Ocean Conservancy, and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).
Cameron has a MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a BA in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from the University of South Carolina. He speaks English and Spanish.
Alexandra supports BSR’s Collaborative Initiatives portfolio, facilitating the development and implementation of impactful multi-stakeholder solutions that tackle systemic challenges to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate change, economic inequity, and gender inequality.
Prior to joining BSR, Alexandra developed global partnerships to foster business transformation and inclusive innovation within the financial services industry. Before this, Alexandra supported policy development at the International Chamber of Commerce, collaborating across multiple workstreams to promote responsible business conduct and scale business action to accelerate progress toward the SDGs. Alexandra began her career in the private sector, coordinating international trade and supply chain litigation projects for a global, multi-sector clientele. She speaks English, French, and German.
Alexandra holds a Master’s in International Public Management, with specializations in Global Economic Policy and Diplomacy, from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in International Affairs and French from the George Washington University.
Lizzie supports BSR’s Collaborative Initiatives portfolio, facilitating the development and implementation of impactful multi-stakeholder solutions that tackle systemic challenges to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate change, economic inequity, and gender inequality.
Prior to joining BSR, Lizzie worked at Sephora on its social impact and sustainability teams. Lizzie has also accrued a range of relevant experience from work with the US Mission to the EU; with Reconsidered, an environmental and social impact consultancy; and with Hope of Children and Women NGO in Uganda, an initiative that equips refugees with marketable skills through job training programs and entrepreneurial initiatives. She is fluent in English and German and is proficient in French and Swiss German.
Lizzie holds a BA in Contemporary European Studies and Sustainability Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.