Collaborative Initiatives

BSR collaborations bring together more than 400 companies, spanning multiple sectors and geographies, to strengthen company performance, improve markets and industries, and contribute to systemic change for a more just and sustainable world.


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Action for Sustainable Derivatives

A collaboration of derivatives users working to transform their supply chains by increasing transparency, monitoring risks, engaging the sector, and generating on-the-ground impacts.

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Building Responsibly

Promoting the rights and welfare of workers in the engineering and construction industry.

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Center for Business & Social Justice

Building partnership that advances corporate action for a more just society.

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Centering Health Equity in Climate Action

Co-creating climate solutions that ensure health for all

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Energy for a Just Transition

Business action for a worker- and community-centered just transition

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Future of Reporting

Strengthening sustainability through improved reporting best practices and standards

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Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Combating modern slavery in global supply chains.

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Human Rights Working Group

Supporting companies around the world to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Japan Sustainability Strategy Working Group

Sharing best practices and learnings to improve sustainability performance. 

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Partnership for Global LGBTIQ+ Equality

A coalition of organizations committed to leveraging their individual and collective advocacy to accelerate LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion globally and drive positive change.

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Responsible Luxury Initiative®

Advancing sustainability in luxury industry value chains

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RISE is a collaborative initiative that strives to empower low-income women working in global supply chains.

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Sustainable Coconut Partnership

Driving positive impact for coconut farmers’ livelihoods, the climate, and the environment

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Sustainable Entertainment Alliance

Accelerating the transformation of the entertainment business into a more sustainable industry

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Tech Against Trafficking

Leading companies deploying innovative technology to help eradicate human trafficking

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Transform to Net Zero

Accelerating an inclusive transition to a net-zero global economy   

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Alliances and Partnerships

Our cross-sector collaborative initiatives and partnerships ensure that no company is alone in addressing systemic sustainability challenges. Collaboration is a powerful enabler for companies seeking to transform their businesses, while making a meaningful impact.

Previous Initiatives

BSR has a long history of launching, facilitating, and scaling high-impact collaborative initiatives. Even after these initiatives move out from BSR, we are proud of the work achieved and continue to support their journey in building connections between business and the world. Explore several such initiatives below.

Retired Initiatives

Bay Area Corporate Climate Resilience Council

Betterwork Buyers Forum

Business Action for Women

Center for Technology and Sustainability


DR-CAFTA Responsible Competitiveness

Future of Fuels

Future of Stakeholder Engagement

Healthcare Working Group

Licensing Working Group

Medical Devices Working Group

Migration Linkages

Myanmar Responsible Sourcing

Value Creation through Natural Capital

Net Positive Project

Procurement Leadership Group

Resilience and Adaptation Initiative

Restaurant Roundtable for Sustainability

Sustainability Reporting Initiative

Sustainable Air Freight Alliance

Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

Value Chain Risk to Resilience

Women in Factories China Program