Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises – 2022 Forum on Globalization and Industrialization
Vienna and Online, 06.12.2022
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Kiel Centre for Globalization, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Research Network Sustainable Global Supply Chains, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
The Forum on Globalization and Industrialization (FGI), a UNIDO flagship event since 2016, is jointly organized with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy and the Kiel Centre for Globalization. The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) joined the consortium in 2021, driving a stronger focus in the Forum on sustainability in global supply chains with generous funding from the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation (BMZ) through the “Research Network Sustainable Supply Chains”.
This year’s edition is organized under the theme “Sustainable Supply Chains in Times of Multiple Crises” and brings together key stakeholders from policy and representatives from the private sector, academia and civil society to discuss sustainability in light of the energy crisis, changes in the global economic landscape and heterogeneity in global trade regulations. The Forum delves into three topics: The first is mandatory due diligence legislation and its implications for small- and medium-sized enterprises in supplier countries. The second topic is the urgent energy transition to renewables with a focus on green hydrogen and its implications for firms and countries in both the Global North and Global South. The third topic is the role of the changing economic landscape, including economic power shifts and the implications for achieving sustainability in light of heterogeneous frameworks across consumer markets.
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