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

Business Ethics Network of Africa

BEN-Africa 1999 Stellenbosch South Africa 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

Caribbean Business Enterprise Initiative

CBEI 2001 Christ Church Barbados K

Caribbean Conservation Association

CCA 1967 St Michael Barbados D

Caribbean Council

CC 1992 London UK D

Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation

CARILEC 1988 Castries St Lucia F

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Caribbean Export 1996 St Michael Barbados F ge Corporations, Companies, IGOs

Caribbean Financial Services Corporation

CFSC St Michael Barbados F ey Corporations, Companies, International Federations

Caribbean Herbal Business Association

CHBA St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago D

Caribbean Organization of Tax Administrators

COTA 1971 Bridgetown Barbados D g IGOs

Caribbean Pacific Foundation

CPF 2013 Sandy UT USA N f Foundations

Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network

CTCS Network 1985 St Michael Barbados K

CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality

CROSQ 2002 St Michael Barbados E g IGOs

CARIRI - Caribbean Industrial Research Institute

1970 St Augustine Trinidad-Tobago E gj Institutes, IGOs

Carnegie Corporation of New York

1911 New York NY USA G

Carpathian Ecoregion Initiative

CERI 1999 Bratislava Slovakia F

Cartagena Group

1984 F g IGOs

CBMC International

1930 Tucson AZ USA G

CBS Network International

CBSN International Edinburgh UK G

CDC Development Solutions

CDS 1990 Washington DC USA G

CDC Group

1948 London UK G e Corporations, Companies

CEDAM International

1967 Croton-on-Hudson NY USA G

Center for Global Accountabilities, Blacksburg VA

Blacksburg VA USA G

Center for International Business

CIB 1993 Montclair NJ USA G

Center for International Private Enterprise

CIPE 1983 Washington DC USA G

Center for Pacific Basin Business, Economics, and Finance Research


Centers for International Business Education and Research

CIBER Network Washington DC USA G

Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation

CAPP 1993 Vatican City Vatican F f Foundations

Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition, Parts and Components That Can be Used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly

Kinshasa Convention 2010 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central America - Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council


Central American Agreement on Fiscal Incentives to Industrial Development, 1962

1962 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Agreement on the Equalization of Import Charges

1959 T g Treaties, IGOs

Central American Corporation for Air Navigation Services

1960 Tegucigalpa Honduras F eg Corporations, Companies, IGOs