World Sustainable Contracting Day 2023

17 May 2023

World Sustainable Contracting Day 2023 is back!

While goals and principles provide the framework for sustainability, they will be achieved through contracts!

In 2022, for the first time, we celebrated World Sustainable Contracting Day, an online, free and inclusive event for all to attend. Following the sun, we started with a rich variety of case studies and keynotes down in APAC through to EMEA and finally Americas. With almost 2000 participants signing up for the event, the engagement and the mental shift towards sustainable and inclusive contracting is clear.

So save the date, reserve your spot, and help us spread the word about this critical topic to your global network. 

How to register?

The event is taking place on Zoom Events Platform - so to register:

  • Click on the link below
  • You have the option to register using your zoom account
  • If you don’t have a zoom account you can simply register with your email







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    Call for case studies

    We are looking for examples and case studies of innovative sustainable contracting from around the world. If you would like to apply to present a case study at WSCD then we’d like to hear from you.

    Please send a brief summary of your case study to

    What is World Sustainable Contracting Day?

    Every year we celebrate World Sustainable Contracting Day. It’s a one-day virtual event, open and free to all, dedicated to tackling the challenges of implementing Environmental, Social and Governance into Commercial & Contracting practices. The follow the sun agenda features thought leading keynotes and practical breakout sessions and case studies, where contracting, legal, procurement and supply chain professionals and Academics will come to learn and share experiences.

    Who is it for?

    Whether you are c-suite, a middle manager or a contracting practitioner, this event is relevant to those who have an active role in the contracting life cycle. Everyone will have a role to play in achieving sustainable contracting. From Chief Sustainability Officers; General Counsel; Chief Procurement Officers; Chief Commercial Officers; Heads of Contract, Legal, Commercial, Procurement and Supply Chain; Heads of Sustainable Procurement and ESG.

    Why should you care?

    While goals and principles provide the framework for sustainability, they will be achieved through contracts! Our ability to deliver a better world depends on shared commitment and performance - commitments that are clear, performance that is measured. It is the contracting process that binds us together and turns aspirations into reality. Achieving sustainable contracting will require greater collaboration of stakeholders and WorldCC is uniquely positioned in its ability to bring together every trading relationship, from legal to procurement, from commercial to those responsible for sustainability in a wholly inclusive and truly global learning environment.

    Themes to be explored

    • Data visibility and transfer in supply chain ecosystems
    • How to create dignity, and inclusivity and allow access to justice through contract design and simplification
    • How to effectively implement human rights / environmental / ESG policies AND achieve legal compliance through shared responsibility
    • Supply chain diversity
    • Challenges and solutions for standardization of legal terms as well as ESG principles in supply contracts used in global value chains.
    • Protecting the human rights of workers in International supply chains through contracts
    • Accountability and compliance ensuring improved transparency, active monitoring and management, effective collaboration, and incentive alignment.
      • The future of work and sustainable public procurement
      • How to create innovative sustainable contracts
      • Contract negotiation and ESG
      • Modern slavery and supply chain transparency
      • How to bring climate change clauses to life inside your contracts
      • How to incorporate Social Value into your contracts
      • Outcomes-based and Agile contracting to deliver sustained benefits to the environment, to diversity and inclusion.
      • Key regulatory developments across jurisdictions and how you need to prepare.