Various business lobbies active in promoting trade related issues.

Action for Southern Africa
Works to eradicate poverty, support rights, equality and sustainable development across Southern Africa.
The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation, Japan’s leading philanthropic organisation and a champion of ocean science, are launching a multi-year initiative on pollution and ocean health.
Better Cotton Initiative, The (BCI)
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.
Center for International Private Enterprise
The Center for International Private Enterprise strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.
Electronic Transactions Association, The
The Electronic Transactions Association is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing over 500 companies worldwide involved in electronic transaction processing products and services. The purpose of ETA is to influence, monitor and shape the payments industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.
European Enterprise Alliance
An independent pan-European organisation of experts, entrepreneurs and pro-market intellectuals, convinced that the best way forward is to protect economic freedoms, and in particular guarantee an equal playing field for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
European Trade Promotions Organisations
A continuum of voluntary get-togethers, hosted by colleagues in different locations of Europe, for information and inspiration. ETPO has never had a fixed structure, it is a self-steering network.
Foundation for the Global Compact
Based on the principle that public-private collaboration is essential to find lasting solutions to pressing global problems. The Foundation provides vital financial, operational and programmatic support to the United Nations Global Compact Office and other UN Global Compact activities around the world.
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
Three leading private sector organizations and five donor governments have joined forces in the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM)
GEM carries out survey-based research on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world. GEM is a networked consortium of national country teams primarily associated with top academic institutions. GEM is the only global research source that collects data on entrepreneurship directly from individual entrepreneurs. GEM tools and data are therefore unique and benefit numerous stakeholder groups.
Global Workplace Analytics
A research-based consulting firm dedicated to preparing employers for the future of work. We have been helping organizations optimize work-from-home, telecommuting, and on-site workplace strategies for people, planet, and profit outcomes for over a decade.
Green Finance Institute
The Green Finance Institute was established in 2019 as a direct response to a key policy recommendation made by the industry-led Green Finance Taskforce to the UK Government in March 2018. Sitting at the nexus of the public and private sectors, the Green Finance Institute convenes and leads sectoral coalitions of global experts, that identify and unlock barriers to investment towards impactful, real-economy outcomes, to benefit our environment, society, and business.
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
An independent non-profit organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland. The goal of the organisation is to advance sustainable development through trade-related policymaking.
Inter Press Service
IPS believes in the role of information as a precondition for lifting communities out of poverty and marginalization.
Licensing International
Licensing International has been at the center of the multi-billion-dollar worldwide brand licensing industry for more than 35 years, helping companies profitably grow their businesses through an unparalleled network of information and membership.
Organization of Women in International Trade
OWIT is recognized worldwide for building ongoing trade relationships within and between global communities.
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
The Financial Stability Board established the TCFD to develop recommendations for more effective climate-related disclosures that could promote more informed investment, credit, and insurance underwriting decisions and, in turn, enable stakeholders to understand better the concentrations of carbon-related assets in the financial sector and the financial system’s exposures to climate-related risks.
The New Humanitarian
The New Humanitarian puts quality, independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world. We report from the heart of conflicts and disasters to inform prevention and response.
Transatlantic Business Dialogue
A cross-sectorial business association representing companies headquartered in the EU and U.S. that serves as the main business interlocutor to both the U.S. government and the EU institutions on issues impacting the transatlantic economy.
Transport & Environment (T&E)
T&E) vision is a zero-emission mobility system that is affordable and has minimal impacts on our health, climate and environment. Since we were created 30 years ago, T&E has shaped some of Europe’s most important environmental laws. We got the EU to set the world's most ambitious CO2 standards for cars and trucks but also helped uncover the dieselgate scandal; we campaigned successfully to end palm oil diesel; secured a global ban on dirty shipping fuels and the creation of the world's biggest carbon market for aviation - just to name a few. Credibility is our key asset. We are a non-profit organisation and politically independent. We combine the power of robust, science-based evidence and a deep understanding of transport with memorable communications and impactful advocacy.
United States Council for International Business
Founded in 1945 to promote an open world trading system, now among the premier pro-trade, pro-market liberalization organizations.
Wassenaar Arrangement, The
Members seek to contribute to regional and international security and stability, by promoting transparency and greater responsibility in transfers of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies, thus preventing destabilising accumulations.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation.
World SME Forum
The mission of WSF is to improve the overall growth and impact of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) globally.