VOICES FROM THE FIELD:
In June 2019, the Conference “Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration for Systemic Change: The Case of Sustainable Cashmere” in Mongolia brought together 100 stakeholders from across the country’s Sustainable Cashmere value chain to sit in what is UNDP Green Commodities Programme’s latest multi-stakeholder initiative to create a space for all to gather and identify a common course of action. A conventional conference could have gathered civil society organizations, domestic industry groups and the government. However, representatives from leading global brands such as Gucci and H&M and the NGO Textile Exchange also joined the crowd, bringing a true multi-stakeholder approach to the conference. Textile Exchange, a global non-profit organization representing nearly 400 private sector member companies, amplified the voice of international buyers.
Things are moving fast in Mongolia. We celebrate a year of progress with a 10-minute throwback video to this very special first step.
Have a look and hear from the different voices in the field!