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We are a coalition of global businesses dedicated to advancing sustainable economic development and the rule of law through capacity building and a rules-based system for global trade and investment.

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 greater prosperity and opportunity.


Top row (left to right): Devry Boughner-Vorwerk, Cargill; David Beckmann, Bread for the World; Richard Nash, eBay, Inc.; Rep. Gregory Meeks; Rep. Todd Young; Leslie Griffin, UPS; Patrick Kilbride, US Chamber of Commerce.

Middle row: Clarence Oliver, General Motors; Jeff Schott, Peterson Institute; Rick Johnston, Citi; Rep. Charles Boustany; Jason Grove, Abbott; Rep. Gerry Connolly; Amb. Karan Bhatia, GE.

Bottom row: Rep. Dan Maffei; Amb. Richard Holwill, Amway; Philip Kenol, Fontheim International, LLC; Former Rep. Jim Kolbe; Nguyen Phuong Ahn, Embassy of Vietnam; His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Embassy of Vietnam; Nick Giordano, National Pork Producers.

Confronting a Crisis: Child Refugees at our Southwest Border

Rep. Joe Garcia and Claude Fontheim discuss the urgent need for capacity building for Central America in an Op-Ed in Roll Call, August 14, 2014.

Fruit of the Loom Wins ACE Award

Secretary of State John Kerry presented BCGD Trustee Fruit of the Loom with the State Department’s Award for Corporate Excellence.

Global Development Partnerships

BCGD joins with major NGOs and development organizations to advance economic development through open trade and capacity building, including for the rule of law.


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


BCGD sends out a bi-monthly update to keep our trustees and partners informed.
Read our most recent update