The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014: Standards and the Green Economy

By Jason Potts, Vivek Voora, Jason Potts, Matthew Lynch, Ann Wilkings, Gabriel A. Huppé, Maxine Cunningham on March 7, 2014

The State of Sustainability Initiatives (SSI) Review 2014 provides a bird's-eye view of market and performance trends across 16 of the most prevalent standards initiatives operating across ten different commodity sectors.

The Review represents one small effort toward strengthening our understanding of how voluntary sustainability standards are developing over time, both in terms of the systems they deploy and the market impacts that they have. It is hoped that the ensuing data and analysis, when read in conjunction with the growing body of field-level impact data, will allow supply chain decision-makers to strengthen their own strategic decision-making processes in ways that provide optimal sustainable development impact.

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Sustainable Finance
Standards and Value Chains
Focus area
IISD and IIED, 2014