B20 Report: Sustainability & Development Imperatives and the Role of Standards
The past year has been a watershed in the development of sustainability standards and guidance. As the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) considers onward priorities, the B20 in India focused on the need to establish universally adaptable sustainability standards and disclosures which are transparent, inclusive, and equitable across geographies.
For sustainable development to succeed, global standards need to account for the unique priorities and capacities of developing and emerging market economies in the Global South, as well as the small and medium sized companies which fuel supply chains around the world.
The Council for Inclusive Capitalism was pleased to participate in a plenary session and partner on a background paper supporting the B20 discussion on sustainability standards. The paper and plenary explored the imperatives of sustainable development as it relates to global standards and the need to simplify and harmonize standards and ensure that Global South economies are represented in their development.
Read the paper here: Sustainability & Development Imperatives and the Role of Standards G20 Report
Watch the “Sustainability & Development Imperatives and the Role of Standards” panel, moderated by Inclusive Capitalism Founder Lynn Forester de Rothschild, here: Plenary Session 12: “Sustainability & Development Imperatives and the Role of Standards” – YouTube