• Watch this livestreamed session on this page on 2 March 2022.

Around 70% of trade today involves global value chains that stitch together services, raw materials, inputs and suppliers across borders. The clock is ticking to ensure these production networks contribute to decarbonization and environmental preservation.

What global priorities and corporate action can accelerate and scale the delivery of sustainable, circular global value chains?

Watch this session on this page the 2 March 2022 at 11:15 CET.

Panellists:

  • Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden
  • Ankiti Bose, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zilingo
  • Robert Metzke, Global Head of Sustainability, Royal Philips
  • Tom Smith, Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart Inc.
  • Deborah Nartey, Research Analyst, Footprints Africa
  • Isabella Teixeira, Co-Chair, International Resource Panel

Context

The Swedish Ministry for the Environment, the United Nations Environment Programme One Planet Network and the World Economic Forum have joined forces to drive an important value chain agenda on the road to Stockholm+50 and beyond. Stockholm+50 will accelerate implementation in areas fundamental to a sustainable future.

This session will present sustainable global value chain initiatives, identify gaps, explore opportunities and engage in mobilising, accelerating and scaling such efforts. It takes place alongside the resumed fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).