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Challenges and opportunities for the sustainability transition in global trade (Introduction)

Challenges and opportunities for the sustainability transition in global trade (Introduction)

Nelson, Valerie J., Rueda, Ximena and Vermeulen, Walter J.V. (2018) Challenges and opportunities for the sustainability transition in global trade (Introduction). Business Strategy and the Environment, 27 (2). pp. 173-178. ISSN 0964-4733 (Print), 1099-0836 (Online) (doi:10.1002/bse.2008)

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Abstract

In this special issue, we explore the challenges and opportunities arising with respect to normative goals of shifting production and international trade in agriculture towards greater sustainability. Private voluntary sustainability standards have experienced substantial growth in various global markets, reaching 40% of global coffee production, 25% of cocoa, and 15% of palm oil1. Given the rapid expansion of private standards, whether third-party certifications, corporate codes of conduct (Vermeulen 2010), or ‘newer’ regulatory approaches such as multi-stakeholder initiatives, public-private partnerships, and efforts to develop new sustainable business models, it is important to consider what such approaches offer. All of these approaches are seeking to contribute, at differing levels of ambition, towards a sustainability transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable trade, value chains, sector transformations, multi-stakeholder initiatives
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2018 14:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/19214

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