A key characteristic of sustainability standards is defining and helping to improve production practices across sectors. Sustainability standards work with certified businesses to improve their knowledge and application of more sustainable production or trading practices. However, most research focuses on the final sustainability outcomes and impacts of standards. Less is known about the step before that: are the practices defined by standards being applied? What is the role that standards systems play in changing the practices of certified entities? How effective are standards systems in driving change in practices over time? Join Kristin Komives, ISEAL’s Impacts Director, to explore these questions and delve into the findings of a new research review conducted by the University of Oxford and 3Keel consultants. Together with Dr Gillian Petrokofsky (University of Oxford) and Dr Steve Jennings (3Keel) we will explore the evidence base and discuss how sustainability standards drive the take up of sustainable practices on the ground.