Ann Wilkings


Ann Wilkings is an Associate with the Economic Law and Policy Program. She supports the State of Sustainability Initiatives project, which assesses and reports on the characteristics and market performance of voluntary sustainability standards to enable sustainable consumption and production.

Ann has been working with voluntary sustainability standards for the past ten years. Her experience includes benchmarking and analysis, indicator development, and criteria mapping. She has been working with the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) Standards Map since 2015 and has contributed to the development of criteria and guidance for the database.

In the past, Ann has been involved in developing and updating indicators for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Market Transformation Initiative, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) human rights due diligence for sustainable supply chains project, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) BioTrade Initiative.

Ann has also contributed research to the State of Sustainability Initiatives project and co-authored both the State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 and Standards and the Blue Economy Review. In addition to her ongoing involvement with the ITC and IISD, she also works with the Social and Labor Convergence Program supporting the maintenance and implementation of the Converged Assessment Framework.

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Standards and Value Chains
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