Who we are

Who we are2019-03-01T12:28:12+00:00

Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD) Portugal is a non-profit company-based association that aggregates and represents more than 90 leading businesses in Portugal, which are actively committed to the transition to a sustainable world.

We help the member companies in the journey towards sustainability, promoting positive impact for stakeholders, society and the environment.

We have a wide business sector representation and companies of different sizes, from the PSI20 companies to micro-enterprises.

The sales volume of BCSD Portugal’s members represents 38% of the national GDP or 65 million euros in turnover, with more than 270 thousand employees.

BCSD Portugal is part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) network, the largest international organization working in the area of sustainable development, with more than 200 associated companies in different countries and 68 independent organizations on five continents, which together represent more than 20 thousand companies and an international network of partnerships.


To be the leading organization in corporate sustainability in Portugal, for the public and private sectors, aiming to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.


To encourage and support our members in their journey towards sustainability, inspiring and supporting them building competitive, innovative and sustainable organizations and business models – at the Environmental, Social and Economic / Governance levels. At the same time, to contribute to the development of public policies and to the awareness of Portuguese society, accelerating the sustainable development of Portugal.



What we do

We work with companies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, which we believe are the pillars of a modern and balanced society, capable of generating employment and wealth, while respecting nature and human rights.

We have developed our activity according to the global trends of sustainability, namely the United Nations 2030 Agenda, its Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, as well as the priorities of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) whose Global Network BCSD Portugal integrates.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of UN 2030 Agenda

The 6 WBCSD work programs

BCSD Portugal action pillars

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