business. sustainability. development

Vision

BSD (business. sustainability. development) is a global network providing knowledge and solutions for sustainable development. For over 16 years, our team has engaged and partnered with organizations across sectors to advance social justice, sound environmental practices and sustainable livelihoods. Headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), our network today extends across 12 offices on 4 continents. Our reach enables us. Our purpose defines us. Our team inspires us.

Approach

We support corporations in designing and implementing sustainable strategies. We work with investors to allocate capital to promote a sustainable society. We support movement builders, creators of frameworks and standard setters in advancing organizational and cultural change. We work with civil society organizations and development agencies to design, evaluate and implement sustainable development projects. We engage with innovators and social entrepreneurs to support and advance their ventures. We build capacities in practitioners to develop and strengthen skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources to drive change.


We are proud to announce that we are now a B-Corp!

What are B-Corps?
B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Certified B-Corps choose to voluntarily meet higher standards of performance, accountability and transparency and are leading a global movement to redefine success in business. Read more about B-Corps.

Why B-Corp Certification?
Aligning with B-Corp values and principles is a perfect and natural fit for us. We seek to change the definition of business-as-usual to be aligned not only with financial performance but with social and environmental performance as well. We seek to make this inclusive model the new norm for businesses. Becoming a B-Corp allows us to publicly state our commitment to our principles, our work and what we believe in and stand for. Read more about why B-Corps matter.

To learn more about our certification, visit our B-Corp Profile.


History

BSD Consulting was founded in May 1998, in Switzerland, based on awareness that the economic power of business can substantially trigger sustainable development in society. BSD’s first project on sustainable supply chain management provided broad experience in traceability, certification, corporate management, and communication. It also paved the way for BSD consultants to employ the use of voluntary standards schemes, which gradually led to the full range of sustainability solutions that BSD Consulting offers today. Over the years, BSD Consulting expanded its activities, aggregating different offices in four continents, and was accredited as a partner and training organization by global organizations such as Social Accountability International (SAI) and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

BSD’s core documents are the BSD Business Principles and the BSD Code of Practice. These documents define BSD’s values as a set of general guidelines and requirements applicable to all employees and subcontractors in all activities.

BSD Business Principles (PDF) | BSD Code of Practice (PDF)

Courses

  • SA8000 Training Courses

    SAI – Social Accountability International – offers a range of courses on the international SA8000…

  • <IR> Training Program

    In May 2016, BSD became the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)’s

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Our Clients

Allgemeine Baugenossenschaft Zürich (ABZ)

Swiss Post

Grupo Exito

Coop

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Our Partnerships

Social Accountability International (SAI)

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Certified Training Partner

Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC)

IIRC - Global Foundation Training Partner

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Contact Us

For general information or enquiries about BSD Consulting, please contact the BSD Group at group@bsdconsulting.com.

Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

BSD Consulting
Pfingstweidstrasse 16
8005, Zurich, Switzerland
T +41 44 260 60 65
F +41 44 260 60 66
E switzerland@bsdconsulting.com

São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil

BSD Consulting
Rua José Maria Lisboa, 860 - 7º andar
01423-001, São Paulo, Brazil
T +55 11 3051 4600
F +55 11 3051 4600
E brazil@bsdconsulting.com

Santiago, Chile
Santiago, Chile

BSD Consulting
Nueva Providencia, 2155
Edificio Panorámico, Torre A, Piso 9, Of. 902
Santiago, Chile
T +56 2 22318506
E chile@bsdconsulting.com

Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen, China

BSD Consulting
深圳市南山区华侨城创意园文昌南街12号B5栋502室
Room 502, B5 Building, OCT LOFT, No. 12 Wenchang Nan Street, Nanshan District
518053, Shenzhen Guangdong, China
T +86 755 2690 9217
F +86 755 8657 9360
E china@bsdconsulting.com

Bogotá, Colombia
Bogotá, Colombia

BSD Consulting
Carrera 11a #94a-56
Office 301 Centro 95
Bogota, Colombia
T +57 1 7032314
E colombia@bsdconsulting.com

Quito, Ecuador
Quito, Ecuador

BSD Consulting
Andrade de Marin 381
Edificio Luxxo, Of. 203
Quito, Ecuador
T +593-2-3530340
E ecuador@bsdconsulting.com

Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany

BSD Consulting
Alexanderstrasse 7
10178, Berlin, Germany
T +49 176 532 900 89
E germany@bsdconsulting.com

Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico

BSD Consulting
Av. Nuevo Léon # 54, office 303
Colonia Hipódromo Condesa, Delegación Cuauhtémoc
06170, Mexico City, Mexico
T +52 1 55 54 55 9113
E mexico@bsdconsulting.com

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

BSD Consulting
Av. Estados Unidos da América, 110-B
1700-179, Lisbon, Portugal
T +351 217 827 994
F +351 217 827 998
E portugal@bsdconsulting.com

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain

BSD Consulting
Carrer d’Ávila 48
08005, Barcelona, Spain
T +34 93 48 64 932
E spain@bsdconsulting.com

Miami, United States
Miami, United States

BSD Consulting
1101 Brickell Avenue
South Tower, 8th floor
FL 33131, Miami, United States
T +1 305 748 6532
E usa@bsdconsulting.com

Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru

BSD Consulting
Av. Del Ejército 250 Oficina 602
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
T (+511) 714-1079
E peru@bsdconsulting.com