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  • Green competitiveness & Ecopreneurship

    BioTrade Knowledge Sharing and Self-Assessment Tool

    Tool for SMEs to assess compliance with the BioTrade Principles & Criteria for marine and terrestrial sectors, supporting the promotion of trade in biodiversity-based goods (based on T4SD's Sustainability Map).  


    Climate resilience approach

    Methodology to support SMEs to develop the business case for adapting to climate change, resulting in the development and implementation of bankable measures.


    Continuous Improvement: Approach to Support SMEs to Use Sustainable Packaging and to Reduce Waste 

    A methodology that aims to reduce process inefficiencies in areas such as material inputs or emissions through continuous improvement.


    Green Entrepreneurship Award for Youth (with Youth & Trade)

    The Access to Finance and Investment (AFI) approach aims at supporting SMEs to access sustainable finance to grow their green and inclusive business or to implement sustainable business practices. An award for youth entrepreneurs (18-35 years old) that provide solutions to environment related challenges 


    Greening Tech Startups: Training Modules on ICT Environmental Sustainability

    A training curriculum for improving environmental sustainability of ICT startups, including how to lower their environmental impact while reducing business costs and increasing investor attractiveness, while anticipating future environmental regulations.


    Resource efficiency and circular production approach (RECP)

    Methodology to support SMEs to develop the business case to use resources more efficiently (e.g. reduce chemicals, water use, invest into sustainable energy) and to move towards circular production practices - resulting in development & implementation of bankable measures. Online platform which can be used to assess SME compliance with voluntary sustainability standards, value chain transparency, etc.


    Standards Map and Self-Assessment Tool for Companies  

    Online platform which can be used to assess SME compliance with voluntary sustainability standards, value chain transparency, etc. 


    Sustainable Finance for SMEs

    The Access to Finance and Investment (AFI) approach aims at supporting SMEs to access sustainable finance to grow their green and inclusive business or to implement sustainable business practices.


    Sustainable trade in biodiversity-based products

    Methodology to support SMEs to develop the business case for sustainable use of biodiversity (e.g. sustainable harvesting, climate-smart production, traditional knowledge practices, etc.) and to promote conservation - resulting in development & implementation of bankable measures.


    Voluntary Sustainability Standards Expert Approach 

    Customized coaching programme to support MSMEs in developing countries in identifying relevant sustainability standards and implementing associated requirements to gain access to international markets

     

    Business Ecosystem

    BSO Benchmarking: Mainstreaming Sustainability

    Tool to help trade and business support institutions quantify, measure and assess the efficiency, effectiveness, cost and risk of their institutional practices and processes.


    CUBED Institutional Mapping Tool

    Mapping tool based on a similar approach to the benchmarking process, using a set of core and customizable indicators, questions and observations.


    GreenToCompete Hubs 

    A business support organization deploys, in partnership with ITC, a set of sustainability coaching programmes to local experts and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over a period of two years.

    Sustainable Value Chains

    Climate and environment risk assessment (CERA) 

    This tool supports project managers during the project design phase to identify climate and environment related risks across agricultural value chains.


    E-learning on (environmental) sustainability 

    The SME Trade Academy offers a variety of e-learning courses on sustainability topics for participants from all backgrounds with a focus on how to leverage sustainability solutions for their organizations


    The Business Guide for Sustainability in Foreign Investments 

    This guide outlines the social, environmental, and economic practices that international businesses must understand when entering a new market (developed under the framework of PIGA).


    International executive education programme on Sustainable Sourcing and Trade 

    This programme convenes a network of leading academic institutions and offers teaching modules on global value chains and sustainable development. It is based on an interactive learning approach and encourages a knowledge exchange.


    Mainstreaming sustainable and inclusive development guidelines 

    Practical guidelines for project managers on how to integrate ITC’s mainstreaming objectives into projects with specific section on environment. Guide covers (1) mainstreaming process in ITC and (2) environment context analysis and (3) suitable outcomes, outputs and indicators.


    Responsible Sustainable Ethical Trade for the Fashion Sector (ReSET)  

    ReSET brings together social and environmental responsibility tools that enable value chain actors in the fashion sector to manage their production activities in an ethical and sustainable manner


    SME Competitiveness Survey: Environment module  

    ITC’s SME Competitiveness Survey collects and analyzes data on the strengths and weaknesses of enterprises and their business ecosystem. The findings will be used to fuel evidence-based production optimization, investing and policy making.


    Value Based Supply Chain Transformation 

    This approach is a value chain-based partnership system that leverages on private and public collaboration for better trade and MSME development. The approach includes sustainability assessment and discussion with value chain stakeholders to identify the suitable interventions.

    Green Policies  

    Aligning Trade, Industry and Investment Policies and Agreements with Green Economy priorities. 

    Approach to ensures that policies incorporate environmental sustainability, at the intersection of trade, industrial and investment areas both at domestic and international levels


    Green Trade Strategy 

    The Green Trade Strategy incorporates environmental sustainability and climate change resilience into national and sector export strategy development


    Greening cross-border trade and procedures  

    Approach to make trade at the border more efficient and less resource-intensive, with better cross-border trade procedures and trade facilitation measures that focus on the logistics sector.


    Policy dialogue platform for developing countries 

    ITC offers a platform for policy dialogues among developing country policy makers with the view to exchange in an informal way as well as to discuss implications of trade & environment policies on developing countries.

     

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  • CONTACT

    For more information, please contact: Annegret Brauss

    Coordinator, GreenToCompete - greentocompete@intracen.org