Moving Forward on the Point of Voluntary Sustainability Certifications, by Janina Grabs
AN INVITED RESPONSE TO Bennett, E. A. 2021. Voluntary Sustainability Certifications: What is the Point? Global Justice and Human Rights Journal Review 1(4), 18-23.
In her review, Bennett asks ‘what is the point’ of voluntary sustainability standards, if it is not to improve sustainability on the ground. While my book’s problem-solving approach did not yield itself to answering this question, I introduce some recent answers to this question that is currently discussed in a vibrant academic debate. In addition, I defend the usefulness of voluntary simplicity as a way forward and suggest two additional future research streams that may help to tackle systemic sustainability problems in global commodity trade.
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Janina Grabs is Assistant Professor of Business and Society at Universitat Ramon Llull, ESADE Business School. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org