The Foundation Global Values Alliance (FGVA) is a Basel‐based non-commercial and non‐profit foundation, which serves as a think‐tank for global business and policy makers as well as an advocacy agency for international development. The Foundation’s vision is to develop a “corridor of good responsible practices” for globally operating companies. This corridor defines norms of ethical behaviour that take account of the cultural, social and political contexts of specific countries while embracing globally accepted values.

The Foundation works closely with UN agencies on the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Global Compact.

The Foundation relies on strategic research and implementation partnerships with international organizations and institutions. Its most ambitious aim is to achieve a paradigm shift in international development policy by motivating decision makers in business, politics and society to enact global values in their practical actions and thereby serve the needs of the poor better.