The Trade for Sustainable Development Forum brings together business people, researchers, standards organizations and international trade officials to discuss trends in sustainable value chains and voluntary sustainability standards.
Organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), this year’s event explores the theme of partnerships:
- Why are some models more successful in achieving sustainability objectives?
- What are common elements of success when standards organizations, policy makers and private companies work well together?
- What can we expect from successful collaboration?
- What issues should we consider when engaging in new partnerships?
The focus of the event is on how voluntary sustainability standards can support sustainable value chains. This year, the Forum will explore the theme of partnerships and the different dynamics underlying existing and emerging models of collaboration in the sustainability landscape. We trust that the issues addressed are very relevant for you and your organization.