20 Jun 2012

Sustainability Standards: Catalysing the Green Economy – ISEAL side event at Rio+20

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In his function as the Chairman of the ISEAL Board, Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Executive Director of the Union for Ethical BioTrade, opened the official ISEAL Rio+20 side event on 17 June.


The thematic focus of the event was “Green Economy – Partnerships, Toolkits, Sustainable Consumption and Production“, and the speakers included:

Mr Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Chairman of the ISEAL Board and Exec Director of the Union for Ethical Biotrade
Mr Hans-Peter Egler, Head of Trade Promotion for the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Mr Fábio Vaz de Lima, State Secretary of Development, Science, Technology and Industry for Acre Province Brazil
Mr Roberto Smeraldi, co-founder and director of Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira
Mr Joaquim Libanio Leite, Export Director of Cooxupé Coffee Cooperative, Brazil
Mr Jon Samuel, Anglo American?s Head of Social Performance

More information on this event can be found here.


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