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Business Council for Global Development

We are a coalition of global businesses dedicated to advancing sustainable and inclusive economic development.

BCGD is at the forefront of advancing capacity building for developing countries.  We create new alliances and partnerships.  Through these alliances, we advance global trade and development strategies for global prosperity and opportunity.


In Memoriam

The Business Council for Global Development mourns the passing of Rick Medlin, CEO of Fruit of the Loom.

Rick was a visionary leader who took the company through years of growth, while transforming it into a global leader in sustainability and corporate social responsibility.  He demonstrated that business success and the highest ethical standards can go hand in hand.  His legacy will live on through the higher standards he set for his company and the entire field of corporate citizenship.

Pictured below: Rick Medlin receiving the 2013 ACE award on behalf of Fruit of the Loom from Secretary of State John Kerry.  This award recognized Fruit of the Loom as the leader in global corporate citizenship among major American companies.


BCGD & Alliance Trade and Hunger Series

BCGD partnered with the Alliance to End Hunger to host a briefing and discussion with leading NGOs on trade policy and global food security.

BCGD Hill briefing on Women’s Empowerment

The Business Council for Global Development (BCGD) and Gap Inc. recently held a briefing on Capitol Hill focusing on global women’s empowerment and how it intersects with and impacts the trade and development agenda, including the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.


Policy Forum Dinners on Global Trade and Economic Development; Regular programs featuring Members of Congress, Administration officials, business and NGO leaders.


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