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Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy - Second Session

Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy - Second Session

06 October 2022 10:00 - 16:00
Hybrid event, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

The Team of Specialists (ToS) on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy aims at contributing to better and more informed decisions for sustainable production and consumption, through ESG traceability approaches and systems for the exchange of data and information along global value chain, in priority industries for the circular transition.

UNECE, together with its UN/CEFACT, is uniquely placed thanks to over 950 e-business standards, almost 50 trade facilitation recommendations, and a network of 1600 experts to guide stakeholders’ on traceability best practices and to address information exchange needs.

The second session of the Team of Specialists will focus on ESG traceability landscapes in the UNECE region including policies, legislative frameworks and institutional arrangements and on transformative pathways to sustainability: corporate strategies and actions. A special attention will be given to monitoring and reporting on net-zero targets in value chains.

Questions for discussions

Session on ESG traceability landscapes in the UNECE region: policies, legislative framework and institutional arrangements

  • Which policies, legislative framework, and institutional arrangements were proven to be successful in advancing ESG monitoring and reporting in global value chains of high priority sectors (e.g. agri-food, garment and footwear, and extractive industries)?
  • What are the right incentives to put in place for spurring ESG monitoring and compliance along the global value chain of such sectors?
  • How to address potential barriers to trade that ESG compliance may pose for access to market and investment opportunities, and particularly for SMEs and vulnerable actors?

Session on Transformative pathways to sustainability and circularity: corporate strategies and actions

  • Which corporate strategies and actions for ESG monitoring and compliance are of relevance across industries and for effectively engaging value chain actors?
  • Which ESG indicators, methods and standards are available to support such strategies and actions? Are there any the gaps that need to be addressed?
  • Which role can advanced technologies play? How to harness their potential for vulnerable actors, and especially from emerging economies?

Registration

The registration for the event is open.  The event will take place in a hybrid format:

  • To attend in person, please register using this link

  • To attend virtually, please register using this link

Agenda and documents

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Item 1: Opening

 

 

 

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda

 

 

 

Annotated Provisional Agenda for the Second Session
ToS-TSVCCE/2022/INF.1

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Item 3: ESG traceability landscapes in the ECE region: policies, legislative framework and institutional arrangements

 

 

 

Policy paper on “Improving traceability of products along international value chains for circular economy and sustainable use of natural resources”
ToS-TSVCCE/2022/INF.2

     

Item 4: Transformative pathways to sustainability and circularity: corporate strategies and actions

 

 

 

Item 5: Discussion of the Programme of Work

 

 

 

Revised Mandate and Terms of Reference of the Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2021/23/Rev.1

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Report of the Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy on its First Meeting
ECE/TRADE/C/CEFACT/2022/24

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Item 6: Other business

 

 

 

Item 7: Adoption of decisions of the first session

 

 

 

Draft report of the first session
ToS-TSVCCE/2022/INF.2

 

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Closing