Sustainable Global Value Chains

  • Michael Schmidt
  • Daniele Giovannucci
  • Dmitry Palekhov
  • Berthold Hansmann

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

  6. Sector Transformation Towards Sustainability: Selected Initiatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 379-379
    2. Friederike Martin, Lars Kahnert, Annette Pensel, Jishoy Vithayathil
      Pages 417-433
    3. Enrique Uribe-Leitz, François Ruf
      Pages 435-461
    4. Amparo Arellano Gil, Thomas Colonna, John Hontelez, Marion Karmann, Anakarina Pérez Oropeza
      Pages 481-497
    5. Dmitry Palekhov, Ludmila Palekhova
      Pages 521-544
    6. Kenneth Bedu-Addo, Dmitry Palekhov, David J. Smyth, Michael Schmidt
      Pages 545-563
  7. Outlook and Emerging Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 597-597
    2. Enrique Uribe-Leitz, Elmé Coetzer-Boersma, Christi Venter
      Pages 599-619
    3. Aidan C. Flanagan, Peter R. Stevens, Stephen J. Midgley
      Pages 621-638
    4. Mildred Steidle, Gerald A. Herrmann
      Pages 639-656
    5. Sophie Grunze, Kristin Komives, Don Seville, Stephanie Daniels, Eberhard Krain
      Pages 657-671
    6. Dmitry Palekhov, Ludmila Palekhova, Michael Schmidt, Berthold Hansmann
      Pages 709-730

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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