3rd International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards

3rd International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards, November 2-3, 2023

Policy Dialogue on Sustainability Standards as a Tool for Advancing Global Sustainability Goals

Organised by the India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standard, Hosted by Quality Council of India, in collaboration with United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards

The 3rd ICSTS is in continuation to the line of activities of Indian platform on sustainability standards that aims to bring together experts and practitioners to discuss innovative ideas, best practices, policies and underlying themes for highlighting the pivotal role played by sustainability standards as an enabler for sustainable development. This event will foster discussions on the drivers that will help in improving sustainability and effectively integrating Indian businesses in global value chains.


  1. Global Knowledge Sharing: Presentation of learnings from stakeholders across the globe to emphasize the pivotal role of organizations in fortifying global sustainability governance through tools like Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS).
  2. VSS Progress Evaluation: An assessment of the present VSS status globally and its future trajectory across various sectors and regions.
  3. Strengthening Regional Cooperation: Discussion on harnessing existing frameworks to bolster regional collaboration in the context of VSS.
  4. Scheme Owners’ Engagement: Interaction with scheme owners to glean insights into the principles steering industry/NGO-driven VSS.
  5. Corporate Governance Integration: Exploring how corporate governance can integrate with public policy instruments.
  6. VSS and GVCs: Understanding the role of VSS in guiding environmental and social facets in Global Value Chains (GVCs).
  7. Enhancing Quality Ecosystem: Positioning VSS as the rudder to navigate and enhance the quality ecosystem.

Thematic Content

  • Sustainable Trade Promotion: Leveraging VSS to endorse sustainable trade via Global Value Chains.
  • Impact Monitoring: Observing the results steered by scheme owners (SOs).
  • Global Challenges Mitigation: Employing VSS as tools to alleviate prevalent global challenges.
  • Policy Due Diligence: Incorporation of due diligence in corporate policies to augment corporate governance.
  • Accountability & Transparency Promotion: Elevating accountability and transparency in the pursuit of sustainable practices.

Join us for this illuminating two-day convention and be a part of the global movement towards a sustainable future. Stay tuned for further details, including venue announcements, speaker line-ups, and registration details.

Dates to remember: November 2-3, 2023

Agenda available at: https://unfss.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/ICSTS_Agenda-with-names_PADD-QCI_UNFSS__v19.-26-Oct-2023.pdf
Looking forward to a sustainable future together.

For more details and to register: https://icsts2023-padd.qcin.org/

Or contact: indiapssplatform@qcin.org