The 2nd Flagship Report of UNFSS seeks to further dissect the interplay between VSS and public governance processes by striving to answer the following question:
What are the optimal dynamics between public policy processes and voluntary sustainability standards to ensure sustainability objectives are most effectively met?
In Chapter I, the report delineates how VSS can optimally contribute towards more sustainable patterns of development. In particular, it explores:
1) How can governments effectively support or engage with VSS in such a way that VSS contribute for advancement of the SDGs?
2) In which areas does public sector engagement in VSS need to be expanded and/or strengthened?
Chapter II presents reflective commentaries of VSS experts on these questions.