SPPA Prof. Graeme Auld and former SPPA visiting researcher Janina Grabs participate on in panel discussion.

In 2013, ISEAL launched the Credibility Principles, which provide an international reference for defining the foundations of credible practices for sustainability standards. Over the last decade there has also been increasing interest and research into specific principles such as transparency, accessibility and how system credibility is an important factor influencing impacts. Much of this academic work has been led by scholars who research the design, uptake and implementation of sustainability standards as voluntary, private, non-governmental modes of regulating business and market behaviour.

Watch this webinar recording to hear from leading scholars in this field on insights gained from this body of work and what it means for the ongoing review of the ISEAL Credibility Principles. We particularly explore the question of how system design and credibility influences the impacts and effectiveness of what standards schemes can deliver and how this can be improved.