HP116 - Economic, social and environmental upgrading in Global Value Chains
Convened by Stefano Ponte (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) and Aarti Krishnan (University of Manchester and ODI, UK)

Global Value Chains (GVC) have become key for understanding how the global fragmentation of production affects sustainable development and social justice. Under what circumstances participation in GVCs allows firms and territories to gain market access and learning opportunities? What forms of participation can foster solidarity among disadvantaged players and along value chains? How can economic, social and environmental upgrading promote social and environmental justice and address inequalities along value chains? By bringing together academics across disciplines, and from both the Global South and Global North, the panel aims to explore whether and how GVCs can be vectors of sustainable development