With its global presence, far-reaching networks and many years of experience working with the private sector, GIZ is a competent business partner for companies. We help companies to achieve their strategic sustainability goals worldwide, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies.
We work both with and for companies from a variety of sectors – either under direct commissions or in partnerships. GIZ has a global network and a wealth of reliable contacts in business associations, regional associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and German Chambers of Commerce Abroad. These contacts provide the basis for successful business development, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies.
We offer companies individual, end-to-end advice on cooperation and support projects – from the idea and design through to project management and evaluation. By providing access to our dialogue platforms and networks, we allow companies from all branches of industry to exchange expertise on a wide variety of topics with national and international interest groups.
Together with companies, we come up with sustainable business ideas, establish public-private development partnerships, and devise and implement sustainability strategies for companies. We help companies to comply with environmental and social standards with a view to making supply chains and production processes more transparent and sustainable – whether to improve working conditions in the textile sector in Bangladesh, promote responsible use of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or support sustainable agriculture in Brazil. In doing so, we harness the knowledge of local employees in developing countries and emerging economies and systematically build on this knowledge through technical and vocational training and ongoing mentoring. Together we deliver measurable results.