BSD is now a Certified B-Corporation!

BSD is now a Certified B-Corporation!

In Fall 2015, BSD Consulting received its B-Corp Certification, becoming the first organization to be certified as a group. We are extremely proud to publicly state our commitment to B-Corp goals and values and we look forward to continuing our mission to contribute to sustainable business development by promoting ethics, transparency and social responsibility through the development of local expertise, knowledge sharing and the application of innovative practices in all consulting activities.

In Fall 2015, BSD Consulting received its B-Corp Certification, becoming the first organization to be certified as a group. Since it’s founding in May 1998, our international team of local experts has strived to contribute to sustainable business development by promoting ethics, transparency and social responsibility through the development of local expertise, knowledge sharing and the application of innovative practices in all consulting activities. As such, aligning with B-Corp values and principles is a perfect and natural fit for our organization. Becoming a B-Corp allows us to publicly state our commitment to our principles, our work and what we believe in and stand for.

The Change We Seek
When BSD was launched in Switzerland in 1998, society demanded answers to the rising environmental risks and social inequalities in an increasingly globalized economic system. The growing disconnect between the approach of development agencies and the private sector urgently required new solutions. Society challenged existing business models and prominent NGOs highlighted these concerns worldwide. The debate about the role of businesses, the effectiveness of development models, social norms, and the need for transparency in supply chains became more prominent. BSD was among the pioneers in offering solutions to merge business and development.

As we have grown, this original vision has remained at the core of what we do. We seek to build a bridge between society’s growing concerns, development organizations and business operations. Our value proposition focuses on supporting companies to understand the new playing field, to align their business models accordingly and to adapt to a changing world in ways that not only provide business value but social value as well.

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. We seek to demonstrate that business and social development are inherently linked and promoting social and environmental health and well-being is a driver of business value. We seek to demonstrate that to get back, you have to give back and that is indeed the best way of doing business in the world today.