From the climate crisis to a rise in employee activism, many factors are contributing to the creation of a new climate for business. These new challenges will not be solved by any one actor: no single government, business, or NGO acting alone can address the issues of today. What the world needs are new collaborations of unprecedented scale and ambition to create a future in which both societies and companies thrive.
To that end, at our 2018 Conference, BSR launched CoLab, an incubator and accelerator of private-sector collaboration, to mobilize the collective power of business to solve some of the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. Our 2019 progress report, Mobilizing the Collective Power of Business, highlights our accomplishments over the past year and outlines opportunities for engagement with CoLab in 2020.