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      Global Sustainability Standards Symposium 2019 in The Hague

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      June 18, 2019

      Tuesday   9:00 AM

      George Maduroplein 1
      The Hague, Netherlands 2584 RZ

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      Global Sustainability Standards Symposium 2019

      From evidence to action: what sustainability initiatives can learn from the experience of standards Sustainability standards have far-reaching direct impacts, from guiding businesses in implementing sustainable practices, to supporting governments and businesses in meeting their sustainability commitments. Standards also have indirect, systemic impacts, like shaping government and private sector policies, raising consumer awareness and much more. In recent years, a wealth of evidence has emerged about how sustainability standards are driving positive economic, social and environmental impacts: product quality improvements, better incomes, improved labour conditions, biodiversity conservation and more. Business case studies also show reduced operational costs, and improved reputations and market access. Yet, not all studies are positive, and it is clear that impacts vary across contexts. This research provides learning opportunities for standard systems, but also has broader relevance for other supply chain sustainability initiatives. What can research and evidence tell us (or not) about the factors that limit the impacts of standards? What do these findings mean for standards, businesses and governments? We welcome leaders from the worlds of sustainability standards, business, government and civil society to join us for a candid conversation about what we know and don't know about the impacts of sustainability standards. Through presentations about the current state of evidence and recent innovations to deepen impacts, we will explore and debate how to improve the effectiveness of market-driven solutions to problems like deforestation, rural poverty, and water stress. The day will end with a networking reception to celebrate the launch of Evidensia – an online platform to facilitate access to evidence about the impacts of sustainability standards and other supply chain sustainability systems.  More information More information on the symposium is available at  Which ticket should I buy? Be sure to select the ticket that corresponds to the type of organisation or individual you are: if you are a student or academic, select the Academia/student ticket; if you are a not-for-profit organisation or a charity, select the Non-profit/charity ticket; and if you do not fall into either of these categories, select the General ticket. The General category includes consulting firms, individual consultants, for-profit companies and initiatives, government and multilateral agencies, and other categories of organisation or individual. Please note that ISEAL will verify that all purchases have been registered with the correct ticket and reserves the right to cancel and refund incorrect purchases. ISEAL subscribers are eligible for a discount on Eventbrite registration and ISEAL members should register using the offline registration pack to access their complimentary ticket and discounted rates. Email for details. Terms & conditions Please review ISEAL's Training and Events Terms & Conditions before registering to attend the conference.

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