Advancing sustainable livelihoods for marginalized producers and workers

Advancing sustainable livelihoods for marginalized producers and workers

Our global economic system has not been successful so far in offering sustainable livelihoods for millions of rural producers and workers worldwide. Value chains, markets and empowered communities offer great potential to change this reality.

Since inception, we have prioritized engaging with projects and clients working on:

  • Designing and managing supply chains that take into account fair labor conditions, poverty alleviation, capacity development and environmental sustainability; all the while increasing competitiveness and generating long-term value.
  • Strengthening the capacities of cooperatives, associations, SMEs, networks and leaders to advance sustainable livelihoods.
  • Scaling-up new ventures and social enterprises that advance wellbeing in rural and marginalized urban communities.
  • Designing financial solutions for sustainable value chains and communities.
  • Leveraging new technologies for social and environmental development.

BSD’s team has also focused on working with specific issues that affect rural and urban communities alike. Among them:

  • Women's empowerment
  • Youth leadership
  • Access to finance
  • Protecting the rights of indigenous and afro-descendant communities
  • Peacebuilding and social tissue strengthening


“We engage with farmer cooperatives, worker unions, NGOs, development agencies and high-level executives in corporations. We understand the realities, perspectives and expectations f a wide range of stakeholders. Our consultants know the field and the boardroom. This really sets us apart.”

Marcela Romero, Director, BSD Colombia