Companies

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.

 

Further information

Advisory and placement services

The Agency for Business and Economic Development is the contact for German and European companies looking to invest or get involved in projects in developing countries and emerging economies.

Agency for Business and Economic Development 

 

EZ-Scouts are a direct point of contact for companies. They work in business associations, regional associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chambers of Skilled Crafts and foundation organisations in Germany.

EZ-Scouts 

 

The ExperTS programme provides advisory services for companies at German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK) and German International Chambers of Commerce in approximately 30 countries around the world.

ExperTS 

 

The Global Business Network (GBN) encourages local and German companies to get involved in development projects via the German Business & Cooperation Desks in selected countries in Africa and Asia.

Global Business Network (GBN)

 

GIZ can be commissioned directly by companies. For more information, please contact International Services.

International Services

Cooperation opportunities

Development partnerships with the private sector: Through develoPPP.de, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development offers financial and technical support for companies that invest in developing countries and emerging economies.

develoPPP.de

 

In the lab of tomorrow, European companies and experts from around the globe work together to develop business ideas aimed at solving problems in developing countries and emerging economies.

lab of tomorrow

 

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest and most important corporate social responsibility initiative. The Global Compact Network Germany (DGCN) helps companies and organisations to align their strategies and activities with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Compact Network Germany 

Networks and dialogue platforms

Our platforms for various interest groups include the Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP), the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa and the Alliance for Integrity.

Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil

German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa 

Alliance for Integrity

 

The Strategic Partnership for a Digital Africa is a network made up of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, digital companies and associations. It aims to harness the opportunities offered by digitalisation in order to support development in Africa.

Strategic Partnership for a Digital Africa