CEDES was formed to build an alliance among business leaders dedicated to sustainable development and to help them work cooperatively and effectively with government and civil society. Its member companies are united by their common vision and their commitment to sustainable development.
- 10 companies.
- Organises CSR workshops for member companies.
- Organises bottom up fairs in partnership with Procal and Swiss Contact to strengthen the networking capacity of SMEs that are part of the supply chain of public and private institutions.
- Action2020-related Activities
- Works on a Cultivating Gas project to expand the distribution network of natural gas in order to benefit 60 educational institutions across the country, developed in partnership with Transredes, GTZ and YPFB.
Basic Needs and Rights
- Organised the Sustainable Livelihoods Forum to introduce the concept of sustainable livelihoods, and explore managerial solutions for sustainable development.
- Interacts with WBCSD in inclusive business via by their participation in an e-learning programme.
- Works on a project to create a micro-enterprise for the collection of PET bottles and raise awareness among the population on the benefits of recycling, replicating a successful experience of member companies such as Soboce and La Papelera.
- CEDES-Bolivia is proposing to IBNORCA Bolivia (the Bolivian Institute of Standardization and Quality) the development of a Bolivian CSR standard to be in line with the ISO standardization principles. The proposal is in the first phases of private and public consultations for comments and recommendations. CEDES-Bolivia hopes that the IBNORCA internal process for approval will be finalized in October 2014.
- Government Engagement and External Collaboration
- CEDES-Bolivia works with various public institutions, local and national governments, municipalities, and civil society organizations.
- International cooperation has been very important in developing projects with CAF, GIZ, SNV, World Bank, IDB and others.
- Collaboration with Global Network Partners
- Collaborates with Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Brazil in developing a CEO survey to collect business’ perspective on various sustainability-related topics. The 2014 survey and following publication is focused on Climate Change.
Global Network Collaboration