Emerging Best Practices of Brazilian Globalisers

As Brazilian corporations expand into global markets, be it in Latin America, Africa or Asia, and competition shifts from a regional to global level, corporate citizenship strengthens their competitive advantage, allowing them to grow sustainably while also serving stakeholders from a range of sectors and regions.    The project will build on previous Forum efforts to support corporate global citizenship and will highlight the many achievements of Brazil’s multinationals in this area. It will also look at the challenges presented by today’s hyperconnected corporate landscape, from environmental sustainability and social innovation to the role of business in increasing national competitiveness and productivity.  


This initiative will allow Brazilian companies to showcase how corporate global citizenship principles are being put into practice and how, by strategically adopting these principles, companies can boost their competitive advantage while still promoting social, environmental and economic well-being. 
The final project report intends to: 
  • Assess how Brazil’s leading globalizers – companies that are already global, or that are expanding rapidly outside Brazil – are putting corporate global citizenship into practice 
  • Identify the best practices of corporate citizenship in markets where Brazilian globalizers operate 
  • Find opportunities for present and future Brazilian globalizers to develop their corporate citizenship based on their individual capabilities and strengths 
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges facing Brazilian companies, and examine the corporate and competitive framework in which they operate


Key Organizations

  • Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption
  • Braskem
  • Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
  • Centro Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais - CEBRI
  • Ethos Institute for Business and Social Responsibility
  • Federação das Industrias do Estado de São Paulo (Fiesp)
  • Fundação Dom Cabral
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Grupo JBS - Friboi
  • IESE Business School
  • IMD International
  • Itaú Unibanco
  • KPMG
  • Royal Philips
  • School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
  • Stefanini
  • Suzano Holding
  • World Bank

Project Management

Bernardo Silva, Executive-President
Tel: +55 11 94916-4949