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How We Work

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.

Creating Shared Solutions to Global Challenges

Businesses, working together and with stakeholders, have the power to tackle systemic challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as climate change, economic inequity, and gender inequality.

Increased collaboration is good for societies, who benefit from the collective reach, resources, and voice of businesses working in common cause. And it is good for businesses, who can build more resilient supply chains, reduce costs and improve productivity, overcome systemic barriers, and enhance brand value.

BSR has over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing, and scaling effective business-led collaborations.


How to Work with Us

1. Join an Existing Collaboration

Choose from a wide range of collaborations where you can work with other committed businesses and stakeholders to implement impactful solutions to global challenges. Our 20 collaborations bring together more than 400 organizations and benefit from BSR’s suite of six services designed to optimize the value to business and society of each collaboration. You can collaborate with peers from sectors such as construction, healthcare, and luxury, or across sectors on common topics such as human rights, women’s empowerment, and reporting.

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2. Create or Accelerate a Collaboration: CoLab

To fully achieve the SDGs, the world needs new partnerships of unprecedented scale and ambition between the private sector, governments, and civil society. CoLab is BSR’s incubator and accelerator of private-sector collaboration, mobilizing the collective power of business to solve the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Through CoLab, you will engage with BSR’s global network of peer companies and thought leaders to ideate, design, and scale game-changing coalitions with transformational impacts. CoLab helps you take a vision for collaboration and turn it into reality.

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Our Report: Private-Sector Collaboration for Sustainable Development

Drawing on expert interviews, group discussions, and BSR’s experiences, this report identifies the characteristics of successful collaborations and helps companies better understand how to prepare for and contribute to their success.

It also proposes a taxonomy of collaboration and highlights risk factors that might prevent a collaboration from succeeding. Finally, it considers what the next generation of corporate collaboration might involve.

Special thanks to The Rockefeller Foundation for their support of our collaboration work.


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Sustainable Development Goals

Interested in aligning your collaborative work with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Click on the SDG icons below to see how our current collaborative initiatives contribute to achieving the Global Goals.

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Global Goals Alignment

Click on the SDG icons below to see which of our collaborative initiatives and working groups align with the Global Goals.

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Our Insights on Collaboration

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network: More Members, More Action, More Impact

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The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network: More Members, More Action, More Impact

Here are some of the things we have been proud to accomplish in 2018 and three reasons why we would love for you to join us.

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Introducing CoLab

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Introducing CoLab

We are pleased to launch CoLab: 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.

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How Businesses Are Collaborating for the Sustainable Development Goals

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How Businesses Are Collaborating for the Sustainable Development Goals

For meaningful progress toward the SDGs, we need actors across entire value chains to take collective action on the issues that threaten business growth and social development.

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How to Prevent Your Sustainability Collaboration from Failing

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How to Prevent Your Sustainability Collaboration from Failing

Learning from both the failures and successes helps to ensure that future collaborations do not repeat the mistakes of the past. Here are our recommendations for addressing them.

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Meet the Team for Collaboration

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Director, Collaborative Initiatives and Transport and Logistics

Paris


Copenhagen


Dominic Kotas

Dominic Kotas

Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives

Paris


Sara Enright

Sara Enright

Associate Director

New York


Anna de Vries

Anna de Vries

Coordinator, Collaborative Initiatives

Copenhagen


Talk to Us  
Contact the Collaborative Initiatives team with any questions.