Multilateral coordination and exchange for sustainable global value chains

Holger Görg, Jann Lay, Stefan Pahl, Adnan Seric, Frauke Steglich, and Liubov Yaroshenko
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#Trade and FDI
#Sustainability standards

While participation in global value chains (GVCs) is widely associated with benefits for countries’ development and growth, its environmental and social costs become increasingly evident. Representing core buyer and supplier countries in GVCs, the G20 is particularly suited to tackle this global challenge. We recommend the G20 should become a key global forum for exchange and collaboration on this important challenge, setting in place effective processes to ensure multilateral coordination for sustainable GVCs in the G20 and beyond.


Adnan Serič

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Jann Lay

German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Frauke Steglich

Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Holger Görg

Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Kiel Centre for Globalization

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