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Sustainable Global Value Chains

  • Michael Schmidt
  • Daniele Giovannucci
  • Dmitry Palekhov
  • Berthold Hansmann
  • In Memoriam of Berthold Hansmann a beloved and deeply caring colleague whose vision and steadfastness helped to create this book

  • State of the art perspectives on monitoring and evaluating actual sustainability

  • Leading edge thinking on how to foster sustainable supply chains

  • Perspectives from leading global experts


Part of the Natural Resource Management in Transition book series (NRMT, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Daniele Giovannucci, Berthold Hansmann, Dmitry Palekhov, Michael Schmidt
    Pages 1-15
  3. New Trends in Sustainability Agenda: Political Arena

  4. New Trends in Sustainability Agenda: Private Sector Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Mathieu Lamolle, Sandra Cabrera de Leicht, Regina Taimasova, Aimee Russillo
      Pages 265-286
  5. Monitoring and Evaluating Progress Towards Sustainability

About this book


Value chains are a vital part of how our world operates, yet we are only beginning to understand how to make them sustainable. This volume addresses the crux of that challenge by presenting a broad array of options for understanding and managing the complexity of sustainability initiatives that affect, and are also influenced by value chains. Its chapters present diverse perspectives on both political and private sector governance, including governmental regulations and private standards, and embrace the emergent and critical value of innovative approaches to monitoring and evaluating progress. Finally, the volume offers a review of concrete examples for transformation and transition towards more sustainable value chains in selected sectors, including, amongst others, agriculture, forestry, mining, and tourism.


Sustainable global value chains Sustainable development Monitoring and evaluation of sustainability Sustainability transformation Sectoral transformation Impact assessment Measuring sustainability Performance monitoring Voluntary sustainability standards Sustainability policy

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)CottbusGermany
  2. 2.The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)PhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Environmental PlanningBrandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)CottbusGermany
  4. 4.Division Climate Change, Rural Development, InfrastructureDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHEschbornGermany

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