Research webinar 9: Voluntary sustainability standards and effectiveness: Mapping the field and issues

Research webinar 9: Voluntary sustainability standards and effectiveness: Mapping the field and issues

This webinar, presented by a team from KU Leuven explores dimensions of effectiveness relating to voluntary sustainability standards, how they interrelate (including trade-offs between dimensions) and the challenges involved in assessing effectiveness. The issue of the effectiveness of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) is high on the agenda of standards organizations, donors, international organizations and academics. However, the concept of effectiveness is quite elusive and captures many different dimensions. In this webinar, held on 27th October 2016, participants are exposed to these different dimensions of effectiveness, how they interrelate (including trade-offs between dimensions) and the challenges involved in assessing effectiveness. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the debate on the effectiveness of VSS.