2016 Global Sustainability Standards Symposium

2016 Global Sustainability Standards Symposium

24th October 2016 | Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Bogotá, Colombia
A one-day event to explore the role of standards in helping companies operationalize sustainability and reach new markets.

Over 250 business and sustainability leaders and experts joined us in Bogotá on October 24 for a one day event focused on the role of standards in helping companies operationalize sustainability and reach new markets.

 

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With a special focus on Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, the Symposium addressed the theme of New Markets, New Opportunities: The role of sustainability standards. It looked at how businesses are rising to the challenge of remaining competitive and how implementing good practices can create widespread benefits. Delegates participated in conversations that addressed the business case for implementing sustainability, consumer perceptions of labels and certifications, the requirements of multinational retailers and brands in terms of sustainability, and how to strengthen competitiveness through the adoption of good practices.

The symposium included:

  • Plenaries: discussions about strengthening competitiveness through the adoption of good practices, key consumer trends and perceptions of eco-labels, and other topics

  • Speeches from industry leaders: bursts of inspiration and information on how standards can be useful tools to help companies operationalize sustainability and access new markets

  • Networking: opportunities to meet, learn from, and share with progressive companies, government agencies, NGOs, and standards experts from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and across the globe

  • Sustainability Standards Essentials: a training workshop on October 25 delivered by the ISEAL team

The event was primarily in Spanish with simultaneous translation for Spanish and English.

 

The 2016 Global Sustainability Standards Symposium was hosted by ISEAL, UNIDO and the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce.

UNIDO  Safe+ Bogota Chamber of Commerce

 

The 2016 Global Sustainability Standards Symposium was supported by the Asociación Nacional de Empresarios de Colombia (ANDI), the Programa de Transformación Productiva (PTP), SECO, the UK government and Fundación Natura.

ANDI

PTP

        Fundación Natura