Research webinar 14: Social and environmental standards contributing to more sustainable value chains

Research webinar 14: Social and environmental standards contributing to more sustainable value chains

Research webinar with Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam), Regina Taimasova (International Trade Centre) and Matteo Fiorini (European University Institute) on how standards can contribute to more sustainable value chains. Social and environmental standards have increasingly become a tool of choice in international value chains, covering products from crops to electronics and services. In this webinar, presented on 4th May 2017, a joint ITC-EUI report which aims at uncovering factors making environmental and social standards producer-friendly is presented. The institutional design of standards and how this can make standards more accessible to producers is discussed, as well as how standard-setting organizations and value chain players can integrate small and medium enterprises and small farmers into sustainable value chains.