Policy Analysis

Guest View: Daniel Gagnier

By Daniel Gagnier on April 23, 2009
Daniel Gagnier, the Chair of IISD's Board of Directors, was recently interviewed by the International Organization for Standardization's magazine. In this item, Gagnier speaks about social responsibility, markets, climate change and other elements of sustainable development. And he shines a light on the IISD approach: "…each IISD program includes economic as well as environmental and social inquiry," he says. "This interconnected endeavour requires the use of multiple methods and analytical tools. Economics is increasingly interconnected with other fields of inquiry, thus providing fertile ground for research on how environmental and social issues are affected by our economic choices and vice versa."

This article was first published in ISO Focus, the magazine of the International Organization for Standardization and is reproduced with permission of the Editor.