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.

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

Global and Regional Roundtables

The global roundtables will be aligned with existing global events such as the UN General Assembly, to maximize and ensure appropriate high-level participation.

The regional consultation process will focus predominantly on developing countries. This will help ensure that the identified and prioritized benchmarks reflect the needs of countries in which most poor and marginalized communities live.

Upcoming events*

– October 29, 2017:
EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum

– February 5-6, 2018:
SCM – World Capital Market Symposium
Kuala Lumpur

*Invitation only

Online Consultation

Online consultation provides the opportunity to collect views, insights and input from all stakeholders, individuals and organizations.

Possibility to participate in online consultation will follow soon.


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