BSR is proud to support and partner with our powerful network of member companies, who share with us a focus on building a just and sustainable world. We work every day to provide our member companies with value based on the insights, expertise, and relationships we’ve built through years of hands-on work in the field.
In recent years, we have invested in becoming a more global organization to be closer to our member companies and to secure the expertise and network to serve our members well. In 2010, we continued on this path, and, as such, our member network has become more geographically diverse. The highest levels of growth in BSR membership in 2010 came outside the United States, with our membership base in Asia growing by 47 percent, and our base in Europe and the Middle East growing by 29 percent. Our U.S. membership grew by 6 percent. Globally, we ended 2010 with 285 companies in our membership, and our annual retention rate remained high, at 90 percent. A full list of BSR members is available at www.bsr.org/members.
Membership by Industry Sector
- Consumer Products
- Financial Services
- Food, Beverage, and Agriculture
- Media and Entertainment
- Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
- Transportation and Logistics
- Travel and Tourism
2010 BSR Member Survey
In June 2010, we conducted a member-satisfaction survey to improve our understanding of the value and quality of BSR membership. Results indicate that a strong majority of members is satisfied with membership. Respondents indicated that they highly value two particular benefits: our insight and analysis on sustainable business, and the network and collaboration opportunities that BSR provides. In 2011, we will take steps to reach more people in our member companies and to individualize the member experience on our website.
In 2011, our member events—including webinars, meetings, and working groups—covered a wide range of topics, including:
- CSR and Government Affairs: Conflict or Convergence?
- Climate Adaptation
- The New Frontier in Sustainability: The Business Opportunity in Tackling Sustainable Consumption
- ICT and Human Rights
- Local Content in Emerging Markets