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

10 November 2021 10:00 - 16:00
Virtual WebEx meeting Geneva Switzerland
Team of Specialists on Environmental, Social and Governance Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Circular Economy - First Meeting

Consumption and production drive the global economy, but also wreak havoc on planetary health through the unsustainable use of natural resources. To increase the industry’s ability to manage its value chain more sustainably, both consumers and businesses must first be aware of the nature and magnitude of these risks. Improving the environmental, social and governance (ESG) traceability and transparency of value chains has therefore become a priority.

Building on the rich body of expertise, standards and tools already available through UNECE, in this first session representatives from UN member States and key industry actors will discuss perspectives, available solutions and priorities for advancing ESG traceability and transparency of value chains in priority industries for the circular transition, including agri-food and fishery, garment and footwear, minerals, transport and waste management.

Questions for discussion:

  1. What policies and actions can governments and industry actors put in place to advance ESG monitoring and reporting in value chains of priority industries for the circular transition?
  2. What are the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic in terms of adapting and improving the ESG performance monitoring and reporting, and how to ensure that solutions in place can support small actors and vulnerable groups?
  3. Which role information exchange standards and advance technologies (blockchain, IoT, AI) can play for ESG traceability and transparency along value chains?
  1. What policies and actions can governments and industry actors put in place to advance ESG monitoring and reporting in value chains of priority industries for the circular transition?
  2. What are the lessons learnt from COVID-19 pandemic in terms of adapting and improving the ESG performance monitoring and reporting, and how to ensure that solutions in place can support small actors and vulnerable groups?
  3. Which role information exchange standards and advance technologies (blockchain, IoT, AI) can play for ESG traceability and transparency along value chains?

Registration

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To attend the event, registration is mandatory. Online registration is open now.

Agenda

Download the agenda .pdf.

Download the agenda .pdf.

Provisional timetable

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 10:15

Item 1: Opening

10:15  - 10:20

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda

10:20 - 10:40

Item 3: Appointment of officiers

10:40 - 12:00

Item 4: Approaches and perspectives for advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in value chains, through traceability and transparency

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:20

Item 4: Approaches and perspectives for advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in value chains, through traceability and transparency

15:20 - 15:40

Item 5: Programme of work of the Team of Specialists on ESG Traceability of Sustainability Value Chains in the Circular Economy (TSVCCE)

15:40 - 15:45

Item 6: Other business

15:45 - 16:00

Item 7: Adoption of decisions of he first session

Time

Agenda Item

10:00 - 10:15

Item 1: Opening

10:15  - 10:20

Item 2: Adoption of the agenda

10:20 - 10:40

Item 3: Appointment of officiers

10:40 - 12:00

Item 4: Approaches and perspectives for advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in value chains, through traceability and transparency

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:20

Item 4: Approaches and perspectives for advancing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in value chains, through traceability and transparency

15:20 - 15:40

Item 5: Programme of work of the Team of Specialists on ESG Traceability of Sustainability Value Chains in the Circular Economy (TSVCCE)

15:40 - 15:45

Item 6: Other business

15:45 - 16:00

Item 7: Adoption of decisions of he first session