What is it?
Those at the top of the consumption pyramid consuming differently or less.
The role of business?
To promote responsible consumption and help shape legislation that supports long-term sustainable consumption.
IBLF's recent programmes in this area:
Business and Health
At IBLF, we have worked across the sectors to develop industry specific health frameworks. We were a key partner of the Pan American Health Organisation’s (PAHO) Pan American Forum for Action against Chronic Disease. IBLF has also co-convened cross-sector forums to promote awareness on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and authored 'Many Healthy Returns', a specialist report on the private sector’s role in combating NCDs.
IBLF seeks to increase engagement between the private sector and other stakeholders on water issues and promote a legitimate role for business in sound public water management. In partnership with the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, we have developed the Water Action Hub, a publicly available interactive, online tool that enables companies to identify appropriate partners for collaboration on water-related projects in specific regions. It also benefit stakeholders by providing access to relevant data and helping reduce water related business risk. Contact Stephen Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Companies are facing growing pressure to devise and communicate clear policies on their marketing activities so customers can become better educated consumers. IBLF was a partner in a consortium led by the National Heart Forum to look at developing a set of Voluntary Principles to underpin all forms of marketing of food to children, particularly where established, mandatory, self or co-regulatory regimes do not exist. This work was commissioned by England’s Department of Health.
"I am convinced of the important role played by IBLF – it is a unique place where you can bring together multinational companies with society and NGOs, because nobody alone can solve the problems society is confronting
Peter Brabeck, Chairman of Nestle