Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Responsible Consumption & Production

Sustainable consumption and production is about promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. Its implementation helps to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

At the current time, material consumption of natural resources is increasing, particularly within Eastern Asia. Countries are also continuing to address challenges regarding air, water and soil pollution.

Since sustainable consumption and production aims at “doing more and better with less,” net welfare gains from economic activities can increase by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole life cycle, while increasing quality of life. There also needs to be significant focus on operating on supply chain, involving everyone from producer to final consumer. This includes educating consumers on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing them with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II Type III

Black Sea Region Association of Shipbuilders and Ship Repairers

BRASS 1993 D

Blue Ventures


Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

Institut Plavi Svijet 1999 Veli Losinj Croatia G j Institutes

Bolivian Association for Research and Conservation of Amazonian Andean Ecosystem

2004 La Paz Bolivia G

Bonobo Conservation Initiative

BCI Washington DC USA G

Born Free Foundation

1984 Horsham UK G f Foundations

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI 1987 Richmond UK F

Bourse européenne des collectionneurs

BEC 1964 Zwalm Belgium N v

BPW Europe - European Region of BPW International

1985 Brussels Belgium D Professional Bodies

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

BACSA 1976 London UK N

Building Advisory Service and Information Network

BASIN 1988 Villefontaine France F y International Federations

Building Industry Consulting Service International

BICSI 1977 Tampa FL USA D

Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA 1907 Washington DC USA G

Building Service Contractors Association International

BSCAI 1965 Chicago IL USA G

Bull Europe Users Club

Paris France N Clubs

Bureau international du béton manufacturé

BIBM 1954 Brussels Belgium D

Business Action for Africa

London UK F

Business Advisory Council

BAC 1996 Stockholm Sweden E

Business Africa

BUSINESSAFRICA 1986 Nairobi Kenya D

Business Alliance for Commerce in Hemp

BACH 1989 El Cerrito CA USA N

Business Alliance for Water and Climate


Business and Economics Society International

B and ESI 1996 Worcester MA USA D

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre

London UK G Human Rights Organizations

Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD

BIAC 1962 Paris France E y International Federations

Business Angel Network Southeast Asia

BANSEA 2001 Singapore Singapore G

Business Association for Latin America

1916 Hamburg Germany N

Business Association of Latin American Studies


Business Council for International Understanding

BCIU 1955 New York NY USA G

Business Council for the United Nations

BCUN New York NY USA G United Nations Bodies

business disability international

bdi 2015 London UK G

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa F

Business for Peace Foundation

2007 Oslo Norway G f

Business for Social Responsibility

BSR 1992 New York NY USA G

Business Humanitarian Forum

BHF 1999 Geneva Switzerland F Humanitarian Organizations

Business in Development Network

BiD Network Amsterdam Netherlands G

Business Information Industry Association

BIIA 2005 Hong Kong Hong Kong C

Business Network International

BNI 1985 Charlotte NC USA N

Business Software Alliance

BSA 1988 Washington DC USA F


1958 Brussels Belgium D

Butterfly Conservation Europe

BCE 2004 Wageningen Netherlands F

Cairns Group

1986 F g IGOs

CAN in Automation

CiA 1992 Nuremberg Germany F

Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business

CERT 1999 Toronto ON Canada E

CapitalPlus Exchange

CapPlus 2004 G

Caribbean Association for Plant Science, Industry, Commerce and Use in Medicine

CAPSICUM 2008 Castries St Lucia G

Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce

CAIC 1955 Maraval Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Association of Small and Medium Enterprises

CAMSE 2005 Kingston Jamaica D

Caribbean Association of Technologists, Technicians and Craftsmen

CATTAC 1998 Freeport Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation

CBC 1963 Bridgetown Barbados G

Caribbean Business and Investment Support Network

CARIBISNET 2006 Christ Church Barbados F