2017 Global Sustainability Standards Conference

27th June 2017 | 28th June 2017 | 29th June 2017, World Trade Center, Zürich, Switzerland
Resources and presentations from the conference

Resources and presentations from the 2017 Global Sustainability Standards Conference can be found below by clicking on the links.

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Tuesday 27th June

Activation Sessions

Julia Lernoud, Data and Information Manager, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) - State of sustainable markets: standards and market penetration

Norma Tregurtha, Director of Policy and Outreach ISEAL Alliance - ISEAL’s 2017 Strategic plan and vision for 2025

Luis Fernando Guedes Pinto, Agricultural Certification Manager, Imaflora - Lessons learned from socio-environmental certification for agriculture in Brazil

Vivek Voora, International Institute for Sustainable Development - Standards contribution to biodiversity

Sandy Harnisch, Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) - Sustainability Standards in Global Value Chains – A Perspective from German Development Cooperation

George Watene, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, Global Coffee Platform  - Common metrics for the coffee sector: Highlights from the new Budapest Framework

Cocktail Reception

Thomas Vellacott, Chief Executive Officer, WWF Switzerland - Standards: Empty promise or real impact?

Wednesday 28th June

Plenary: The business case for certification

Claus Teilmann Petersen - PANDORA: Jewellery

Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento - UNIDO: Cosmetics

Dörte Bachmann - SV Group: Restaurants

Rolf Hogan - RSB: Airlines

Plenary: The case for collaboration

Steven Collet - IDH

Hans-Peter Egler - GIB

Frank Eyhorn - Helvetas

Breakout Session: Responsible sourcing regions: challenges and opportunities for sustainability standards

Jan Kees Vis - Unilever

Ruth Nussbaum - Proforest

Breakout Session: A new era of trust

View full presentation from Sarah Lake (Global Canopy Programme), Mathieu Lamolle (ITC), Thibaut Schaeffer (Provenance) and Kaushik Ramakrishnan (UTZ).