Coalitions and multi-stakeholder initiatives

Cranfield School of Management



Prof David Grayson from the Doughty Centre and Jane Nelson, director of the CSR Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University have co-authored "Corporate Responsibility coalitions: the past, present and future of alliances for sustainable capitalism" published by the Stanford University Press and GREENLEAF Publishing Feb 2013. The book explores the evolution, current roles and impact, and potential futures of business-led corporate responsibility coalitions.

Business-led corporate responsibility coalitions are defined as:

"Independent, non-profit membership organisations that are composed mainly or exclusively of for-profit businesses; that have a board of directors composed predominantly or only of business people; that are core-funded primarily or totally from business; and whose dedicated purpose is to promote responsible business practice."

Such coalitions are differentiated from multi-stakeholder initiatives promoting corporate responsibility. Multi-stakeholder initiatives can be defined as:

"Non-profit distributing organisations concerned with corporate responsibility in which businesses are involved but are not predominant in membership, funding and/ or governance and accountability."

This site provides a list of both general, national and international coalitions promoting corporate responsibility and sector and issue specific ones. The site also lists some of the main, multi-stakeholder initiatives promoting corporate responsibility; and some of the responsible business initiatives within broader business organisations.

As new coalitions and multi-stakeholder initiatives continue to emerge, we seek to establish a more comprehensive data-base of them.

Please email with details of any additional organisations that you think should be listed here, and Indicate whether they are business-led corporate responsibility coalition or multi-stakeholder initiative. We also welcome any feedback about the correct designation of particular organisations as business-led coalition or multi-stakeholder initiative.

Organization Country Website
Accion RSE Chile
ADEC - Asociación De Empresarios Cristianos Paraguay
AED - Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo Costa Rica
Alliance for Business Leadership Global
Aluminium Sustainability Initiative Global
Arab CSR Network
Arnoldus Group Belgium
Association for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia Asia-Pacific
Association of Enterprises for Environmental Conservation Egypt
Australian Business Community Network
Bæredygtig Erhvervsudvikling Denmark
BCSD Algeria
BCSD Argentina
BCSD Bolivia
BCSD Brasil
BCSD China
BCSD Colombia
BCSD Croatia
BCSD Curaçao
BCSD Ecuador
BCSD El Salvador
BCSD Honduras
BCSD Hungary
BCSD Indonesia
BCSD Kazakhstan
BCSD Korea
BCSD Pakistan
BCSD Portugal
BCSD Spain - Fundación Entorno
BCSD Sri Lanka
BCSD Taiwan
BCSD Thailand
BCSD Turkey
BCSD United Kingdom
BCSD Viet Nam
BCSD Zimbabwe
BITC - Business In The Community United Kingdom
BITC Ireland
BSR - Business for Social Responsibility Global
Business & Community Foundation India
Business & Society Belgium
Business Action for Africa
Business Council for Sustainability & Responsibility Malaysia Malaysia
Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Business Council of Australia Australia
Business Environment Council
Business Europe EU
Business for Society Czech Republic
Business Institute for Sustainable Development - Committees Republic of Korea
Business Leadership South Africa
Business Mentors New Zealand
Business Office for Sustainable Development Viet Nam
Canadian BSR
CCRE - Centro Colombiano de Responsabilidad Empresarial
Centre for CSR Development Ukraine
Centro para la Acción de la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial en Guatemala
Climate Change Business Forum Hong Kong
Club de Excelencia en Sostenibilidad Spain
Comisión de Estudios del Sector Privado para el Desarrollo Sustentable Mexico
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy Global
Community Business Hong Kong
Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative Global
Confecamaras - Programa ComprometeRSE Colombia
Confederation of Indian Industry - Various CR initiatives India
Corporate Eco Forum Global
Council for Better Corporate Citizenship Japan
Council of Great Lakes Industries - Sustainable Development Canada, United States>
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CSR Media Forum United Kingdom
CSR Sweden
DERES Uruguay
Econsense Germany
Egyptian Junior Business Association - CSR Egypt
Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition
Enterprises pour l'Environnement France
Enviro.areo Global
Equator Principles Global
Ethical Tea Partnership Global
Finnish Business & Society
Fonden for Socialt Ansvar Denmark
Forum Empresa South America
Forum Empresarial para o Meio Ambiente Mozambique
Forum PSR Czech Republic
Forum PSR Slovensko Slovakia
FPCCI - CSR Standing Committee Pakistan
FTA - Business Social Compliance Initiative EU
Fundación Alcohol y Sociedad Spain
Fundación SERES Spain
Fundemas El Salvador
Ghana Business Code
GIFE Brazil
Global Business Coalition for Education Global
Global Business Coalition for Health Global
Global e-Sustainability Initiative Global
Global Food Safety Initiative Global
Global Social Compliance Program Global
Grace Portugal
Goda Denmark
Hungarian Association for Responsible Consumption
Hellenic Federation of Enterprises - SEV
Hellenic Network for CSR Greece
HKGCC - Environmental and Sustainability Committee
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Bulgaria
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Croatia
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Czech Republic
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Hungary
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Serbia
IBLF - Business Leaders Forum Slovakia - Pontis
IBLF - International Business Leaders Forum Global
IBLF China
IBLF India
IBLF North America
IBLF Russia
Impronta Etica Italy
IMS - Entreprendre pour la Cite France
Indonesia Business Links Indonesia
IGD Frontier 100 Forum EU, US, South East Asia and South Africa
Inspiring More Sustainability Luxembourg Luxembourg
International Council of Chemical Associations - Responsible Care Global
International Council of Toy Industries - Care Process Global
International Council on Mining and Metals Global
International Tourism Partnership - International Hotels Environment Initiative Global
KÖVET Association for Sustainable Economies Hungary
Maala – Business for Social Responsibility Israel
Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society Ireland
Næringslivets Hovedorganisasjon - CSR Approach Norway
NASSCOM - Diversity and Inclusion India
National Business Initiative South Africa
Peru 2021
Philippine Business for Environment
Philippine Business for Social Progress
Portman Group United Kingdom
REDES Paraguay
Refrigerants Naturally Global
respACT Austria
Responsible Business Forum in Poland
Responsible Jewellery Council Global
RILA Sustainability Initiative Global
RSPP - Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility and Demographic Policy Russia
Scottish BITC United Kingdom
SEDEX Global
Social Venture Network Global
Sodalitas Italy
Sustainable Agriculture Intitiative Global
Sustainable Business Council New Zealand
Sustainable Energy Association of Australia,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/
Sustainable Packaging Coalition Global
Sustainable Shipping Initiative Global
The B Team Global
Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS
The European Lotteries - European Gaming Standards EU
The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights Global
The Sense Group Malta
Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Tourism Development Global
UNGC - Caring for Climate Global
UNGC - The CEO Water Mandate Global
UniRSE - Unión Nicaragüense para la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial Nicaragua
Venezuelan AMCHAM - CSR Alliance
Vietnam Business Links Initiative
Virksomhetsnetvaerket Denmark
WBCSD - Cement Sustainability Initiative Global
WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development Global
WEF - Partnering Against Corruption Initiative Global
World Cocoa Foundation Global
World Environment Center Global
Youth Business Initiative Global


Organization Country website
4C Association Global
AICC - African Institute of Corporate Citizenship South Africa
Alliance for Water Stewardship Global
Aquaculture Stewardship Council Global
Arab Sustainability Leadership Group Arab States
Association pour la Promotion de l'Eco- Association pour la Promotion de Efficacité et la Qualité des Entreprises Algeria
Bonsucro Global
Business and Human Rights Resource Center Global
Carbon Disclosure Project Global
CCCD - Centrum für Corporate Citizenship Deutschland
CEDICE - Centro Etica y Ciudadania Corporativa Venezuela
CEMEFI - Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía Mexico
Center for Institutional Development - various initiatives Macedonia
CERES Global
CERES - Consorcio Ecuatoriano para la Responsabilidad Social Ecuador
China Golden Bee CSR 2020
Clean Air Charter Hong Kong
Climate Disclosure Standard Board Global
Climate Group Global
COBORSE - Corporación Boliviana de Responsabilidad Social Empresarial Bolivia
Cocoa Sustainability Partnership Indonesia
Corporate Volunteer Association Turkey
Corporation 2020 Global
CPM – the Swedish Life Cycle Center
CR Forum Liberia
CSR Association of Turkey
CSR Development Center Iran
CSR Norge
CSR Pakistan - Dialogue Platforms
Danish Council on CSR
Dubai Chamber - Centre for Responsible Business
EABIS - Academy of Business in Society Global
East Europe Foundation - Partnerships for Cleaner Energy in Ukraine
Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center
Eliminating Child Labour in Tobacco-growing Global
Emirates Environmental Group UAE
Empresa y Sociedad Spain
Eurosugar CSR Standards EU
EXCEL Partnership Canada
ENDA - Enviroment and Development Action in the Third World - Various Initiatives Senegal
Entreprise & Prevention France
Ethical Trading Initiative Global
European Social Investment Forum EU
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Global
Fair Labor Association Global
Fair Wear Foundation Global
Floriculture Sustainability Initiative Global
Forest Stewardship Council Global
Fundació Fòrum Ambiental Spain
Fundación Compromiso - Responsabilidad Social Empresaria Argentina
Fundación del Tucuman Argentina
Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings (GISR):
Global Network Initiative Global
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts Global;jsessionid=114470A5837A12B76355B23627B407FB
Global Reporting Initiative Global
Global Sustainable Tourism Council Global
HK Green Purchasing Charter
IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative Global
Institute for Business and Human Rights (Including Dhaka Principles) Global
Instituto Argentino de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria Argentina
Instituto Ethos Brazil
International Cocoa Initiative Global
International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Global
ISO 26000 Global
Kimberley Process Global
Marine Stewardship Council Global
Multistakeholder Forum on CSR EU
MVO Nederland
Network for CSR Slovenia
Nigerian Economic Summit Group - Various commissions
OGP Environment Committee Global
ORSE - Observatoire de la Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises France
Paper Working Group Global
Philias Foundation Switzerland
Reseau Alliances France
Responsible Business Forum in Estonia
Round Table on Responsible Soy Association Global
Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuel Global
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Global
Samen voor Betrokken Ondernemen Netherlands
Saudi Responsible Competitiveness Index Saudi Arabia
Singapore Compact
Social Accountability Global
Stiva Netherlands
St. James Ethics Centre - Responsible Business Practice Project Australia
Success Alliance Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, Philippines, Viet Nam
SumaRSE Panama
Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Global
Sustainable Food Laboratory Global
Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform EU
Sustainable Tree Crops Programme Global
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tubercolosis and Malaria Global
The Microcredit Summit Campaign Global
The Sustainability Consortium Global
The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Global
Tomorrow's Company - Various Forums/CRG United Kingdom
Transparency International - Business Principles for Countering Bribery Global
Tulip Foundation - CSR Forum Bulgaria
Ufadhili Trust - Various Initiatives including CSR Forum East Africa
UNGC Global
UNGC - Caring for Climate Working Group on Climate Change and Development Global
UNGC - Human Rights Working Group Global
UNGC - Labour Working Group Global
UNGC - United Nations Global Compact Global
UNGC - Working Group on the 10th Principle Global
UNGC Albania
UNGC Argentina
UNGC Armenia
UNGC Australia
UNGC Austria
UNGC Azerbaijan
UNGC Bangladesh
UNGC Belarus
UNGC Belgium
UNGC Bolivia
UNGC Bosnia Herzegovina
UNGC Brazil
UNGC Bulgaria
UNGC Cameroon
UNGC Canada
UNGC Chile
UNGC China
UNGC Colombia
UNGC Costa Rica
UNGC Cote d'Ivoire
UNGC Croatia
UNGC Cyprus
UNGC Dominican Republic
UNGC Ecuador
UNGC Egypt
UNGC El Salvador
UNGC Equatorial Guinea
UNGC Estonia
UNGC France
UNGC Georgia
UNGC Germany
UNGC Ghana
UNGC Greece
UNGC Gulf States
UNGC Honduras
UNGC Hungary
UNGC India
UNGC Indonesia
UNGC Israel
UNGC Italy
UNGC Jamaica
UNGC Japan
UNGC Jordan
UNGC Kazakhstan
UNGC Kenya
UNGC Kosovo
UNGC Latvia
UNGC Lebanon
UNGC Lithuania
UNGC Macedonia
UNGC Madagascar
UNGC Malawi
UNGC Malaysia
UNGC Maldives
UNGC Mauritius
UNGC Mexico
UNGC Moldova
UNGC Mongolia
UNGC Montenegro
UNGC Morocco
UNGC Mozambique
UNGC Myanmar
UNGC Namibia
UNGC Nepal
UNGC Netherlands
UNGC Nigeria
UNGC Nordic Network
UNGC Pakistan
UNGC Panama
UNGC Paraguay
UNGC Philippines
UNGC Poland
UNGC Portugal
UNGC Russia
UNGC Senegal
UNGC Serbia
UNGC Singapore
UNGC Slovakia
UNGC Slovenia
UNGC South Africa
UNGC South Korea
UNGC Spain
UNGC Sri Lanka
UNGC Sudan
UNGC Switzerland
UNGC Syria
UNGC Thailand
UNGC Trinidad and Tobago
UNGC Tunisia
UNGC Turkey
UNGC Uganda
UNGC Ukraine
UNGC United Kingdom
UNGC United States
UNGC Uruguay
UNGC Venezuela
UNGC Viet Nam
UNGC Zambia
UNGC Zimbabwe
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative
United States Climate Action Partnership


International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Business Civic Leadership Centre, US Chamber of Commerce (

Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) (

Consumer Goods Forum e.g. Global Social Compliance Initiative, the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability and the Global Food Safety Initiative (

Corporate Responsibility Programme of the Confederation of Norwegian Industries (NHO) (

Federation of Kenya Employers - HIV project and School project (

Federation of Norwegian Industries - Energy and EHS Department (

Family Business Network International Sustainability Pledge Family Business Network International Sustainability Pledge

Foreign Trade Association's Business Social Compliance Initiative

ICC International - Various Commissions

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) eg Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption (

International Organisation of Employers (IOE) (

Mongol Chamber - CSR Council (

Responsible Business Charters of the Keidanren (Japanese Business Federation) (

Saudi Corporate Social Responsibility Forum, organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Conference Board Sustainability Centre

The Consumer Goods Forum - Including packaging initiative global (http://www.theconsumergoodsforum)

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