True to the belief in multi-stakeholder dialogue and as a next step towards establishing the WBA, the WBA founding partners are launching a series of global and regional consultations, as well as an online consultation, throughout 2017 and early 2018 aimed at gathering inputs and insights on the WBA’s objectives and governance structure, as well as identifying and prioritizing critical intersections between industries and the SDGs. The first consultation took place in New York on September 19th, on the margins of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, and was followed by a public launch event on September 21st.

While establishing the WBA, we build on initiatives such as the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) and the work done by Index Initiative.

Publication of the synthesis report is expected in May 2018.

Here you can find the most recent consultation document from our Amsterdam roundtable.

The Consultation Process focuses on collecting stakeholder input in various ways:

Global and Regional Roundtables

Between September 2017 and April 2018, five global roundtables and five regional roundtables were organised around the globe. The regional consultation process focused predominantly on developing countries. This helps to ensure that the identified and prioritized benchmarks reflect the needs of countries in which most poor and marginalized communities live.

Online Consultation

From September 2017 until May 2018 we collected views, insights and input from stakeholders, individuals and organisations via online surveys. We are currently in the process of analysing all the data, and will share the results on this website in June 2018. 


Interviews help to delve deeper into interesting insights discussed during the roundtables.