CBI works across the globe on a wide range of complex public and private issues. Our professional facilitators, trainers and strategic advisors combine a passion for our mission with exceptional breadth and depth of insight on the issues facing clients and stakeholders.

Built and natural environments are often hotly contested spaces. Complex issues and diverse stakeholders can easily entangle public and private decision making on energy and technology, resource extraction and management, coasts and oceans, and land use and development. CBI's facilitators excel in energy, environment and land use situations where tough policy questions combine with lively politics and contested facts.

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Today, companies strive for high marks in social and environmental performance along with financial success. From community impacts to global voluntary standards, CBI helps companies and their stakeholders collaborate, negotiate and resolve disputes. By supporting constructive dialogue, CBI helps to build sustainable solutions, generate shared value, and strengthen relationships.

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Increasingly sophisticated and vocal development stakeholders are demanding higher levels of engagement in decision making. Participation, empowerment, and partnership are now core commitments for international development institutions. Yet mismatched expectations and capacities can jeopardize collaboration. CBI helps multilateral, government, civil society and private sector leaders define and deliver development results, from global policy development to local project implementation.

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The greatest challenges and opportunities within organizations arise at moments of substantial change — shifts in policies, markets, or donors; leadership changes; and questions about internal learning. CBI works with leaders to leverage organizational opportunity, build on comparative advantage, and align internal and external stakeholders on strategies for success. Where governance is the core issue, we facilitate the design of structures to dovetail the interests, responsibilities and capacities of stewards, leaders and managers.

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Social and cultural issues help define our sense of identity and community — and highlight our differences. Debate about the “right” answers to social policy questions can spark conflict among stakeholders. CBI's globally tested approach has the unique sensitivity groups need to engage productively and find common ground as they dialogue, set priorities, make decisions, and establish policies.

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Achieving durable, high-value agreements is critical for every business. CBI improves negotiation outcomes and embeds knowledge and skills into core business practices, using the principles outlined in our acclaimed book, "Built to Win: Creating a World-Class Negotiating Organization."

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