April 1, 2014 – New Report: SSI Data Collection Collaborative Workshop
The SSI Data Collection Collaborative Workshop took place on 30 January 2013 at the Maison de l’Environnement in Chatelaine, Switzerland. Participants convened in five parallel sessions to discuss processes and strategies for scaling-up SSI data collection moving forward. The key theme of the two morning sessions was the SSI Review data collection process and proposed processes for the next SSI Review. The afternoon sessions focused on data collection needs and opportunities followed by a discussion on next steps and concluding thoughts.
Jan 31, 2014 – Press Release: State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014
Private sector sourcing commitments are driving major market growth for sustainable commodities, according to the State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014.
Jan 21, 2014 – SSI Events Planned for 30-31 January 2014:
SSI Data Collection Collaborative Workshop
30 January 2014, 9:00 – 17:00, Maison de l’Environnement in Chatelaine
The event provided an opportunity to discuss current challenges in and potential solutions to data collection and analysis on voluntary sustainability standards’ processes and impacts. This collaboration will fuel future success in maximizing the role of voluntary sustainability initiatives in building a green economy.
Launch of SSI Review 2014 and First COSA Global Report
31 January 2014, 9:00 – 13:00, Palais des Nations Geneva, Switzerland, conference room XXVI
Together the reports provide a comprehensive review of market trends, system performance, and impact research on popular sustainability standards to date. We are excited to have shared this day with the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS), where we had a dedicated discussion with policy makers on the needs of, and tools available to, policy makers related to impact and market data collection on sustainability standards. The afternoon session provided a unique opportunity to explore larger, systems-based solutions to shared data collection challenges.