Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá

What is the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá?

The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá is an institution that has left its mark in  the development of the city and the region and its history, closely linked to the economic, political, social, and cultural events of this capital; it dates back to the year 1878, when a group of visionaries comprised of José Manuel Restrepo, Ramón del Corral, José Camacho Roldán and Jorge Holguín, set out to foster the creation of companies, defend the interests of the city's business owners and entrepreneurs, and to become an advisory body and government consultant. 

¿Quiénes pueden participar en las elecciones de la Junta Directiva y revisor fiscal 2018-2022?

Para elegir y ser elegido miembro de la Junta Directiva, se requiere haber ostentado ininterrumpidamente la calidad de afiliado durante los dos (2) últimos años calendario, previos al 31 de marzo del año correspondiente a la respectiva elección y que a la fecha de la elección conserven esta calidad.

What is the CCB's Customer Service Line?

Have your questions immediately answered on our Immediate Response Line: 383-0330.

Schedules:
Audio-response Information available 24 hours a day.

Personalized service:

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.
Saturday from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m.

Important:

The personalized service provided through the Immediate Response Line has a special uninterrupted Saturday schedule from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m.

What is Social Liability policy of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá?

Social liability forms part of the institutional values of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá; therefore, our organization has adopted it as the constant search for social, business, community and environmental improvement, through the commitment of its collaborators, the local community and society in general, through work focused on improving the quality of life of Bogotá and its region. 

What does Corporate Social Responsibility mean for the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá?

For the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a management system which considers the expectations of the groups with which companies relate (owners, employees, communities, suppliers, clients, and others), as well as the economic, social and environmental impacts derived from corporate activities. It is a new corporate activity approach that includes the impacts of such activity and an expanded organizational concept is used to take customers, suppliers and the community into account.

What are the principles of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá?

The principles of the CCB are: prosperity, shared value, and governance.

Prosperity: a state of growing and inclusive well-being achieved through the abundant and well-balanced creation of public and private goods and services, for all of the community.

Shared value: enterprise practices which increase business competitiveness, while improving social, environmental and economic conditions in the communities they operate in.

Governance: the ability by different stakeholders to work in a collaborative fashion, in order to manage their own development.

What is the higher purpose of the CCB?

The purpose of the CCB: "We are allies in turning your entrepreneurial dream into a reality, helping make it sustainable, generating shared value, in order for all of us to strengthen the Bogotá-Region, with more and better companies". 

What is the history of the CCB?

The Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB) was created on October 6th, 1878 as an institution tasked with representing the interests of businessmen and entrepreneurs, and as an advisory and consulting body of the Government; see the history of the CCB. Click on see more for more information.

What are the action fronts of the CCB?

1. Public registries: Commercial Registry, the Unified Offeror Registry, the Non-profit Organizations Registry.

2. Dispute resolution: the Entity provides timely solutions within companies or with third parties with arbitration, and on matters of conciliation, it provides services to facilitate the solution of civil, family and commercial disputes.

3. Business services: focuses on strengthening services that promote formalization, entrepreneurship, internationalization, innovation, support to the agro-industrial sector, and enterprise training and information.

4. Competitiveness and shared value: we foster company competitiveness through the activation of clusters; we strengthen different sectors with participation from entrepreneurs and we implement programs fostering the generation of shared value by companies.

5. Governance and business knowledge: we work in public-private engagement.

What is the importance of creating shared value for the CCB?

Shared value: is understood as maximizing companies' profits by creating economic, social and environmental value among its stakeholders. 

Where can I find more information about the Social Responsibility programs led by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá?

Log on to our website where you will find all of the information relating to the practices that we lead externally and internally to promote Corporate Social Responsibility in Bogotá and the Region.

We analyze the needs of entrepreneurs and engage them with our strengths, we focus on enhancing the capabilities of our clients and improving the business environment.

Learn about and use the integrated services and solutions portfolio that we have created for companies like yours.

Here are some of the services we offer:

Social Responsibility Tutor Program: A learning initiative through which you diagnose, develop, implement and control your social responsibility plan, by way of mentoring and expert guidance.

Diploma in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): through which entrepreneurs receive the concepts, models, methodologies and tools for designing and developing CSR strategies for any type of organization.