Advancing gender equity through voluntary sustainability standards for trade

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Published September 2020 by Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade Working Group, Trade Investment and Advocacy Fund. Authored by Smith, S.

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Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) have emerged as one of the main tools used to articulate, encourage and enforce sustainable and ethical practices in global value chains. This technical study explores the nature and evolution of VSS and assesses their potential contribution to gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5). The purpose of the study is to enable policymakers in developing and emerging economies to identify opportunities to engage with VSS initiatives as a means to deliver on gender commitments while also promoting trade and economic development.

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Advancing gender equity through voluntary sustainability standards for trade

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Research briefing

Published September 2020 by Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade Working Group, Trade Investment and Advocacy Fund. Authored by Smith, S.

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