business. sustainability. development
Where we are
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.
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.
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.
- Strategy and Management Systems
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Sustainable Supply Chain Management
- Capacity Building
- Sustainable Investments
- Projects for Sustainable Development
- Climate Change and Environmental Services
- Apparel and Textile Sector
- <IR> Training Program
GRI Certified Training Course: methods for systematic stakeholder engagement
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For general information or enquiries about BSD Consulting, please contact the BSD Group at email@example.com.
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