2014 Round-Table


On November 19, 2014, ILO hosted the fourth annual Interagency Roundtable on CSR, moderated by Ambassador Roderick van Schreven, Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Participants included representatives of international organizations; regional, national and local government; employers and workers; business, NGOs and academia.


The topic of discussion this year was the impact of Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) on responsible business conduct. Starting in a broad discussion of the changing landscape and approaches to SPP, participants explored the standards, benchmarks, successes, failures and objectives of SPP as a theory and as a practice from private, public and international organizational perspectives.