New regulations of global trade

Photo: Soy beans. Unsplash / Kelly Sikkema

Date: October 6, 2021
Date: October 6, 2021
Time: 00:00 - 00:00
Location: Zoom
Start date: October 6, 2021
Institution: Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies, Stockholm University
Event summary: This webinar discusses European companies, commodity chains and socio-environmental sustainability in South America.

In recent years, binding regulations in the ‘home states’ of companies have emerged mainly in the Global North with the aim of holding companies accountable for environmental and/or human rights impacts throughout their supply chains. These regulations challenge and broaden the scope of corporate accountability that until now has had a narrow focus on accountability towards shareholders and consumers. Unsurprisingly, the passage of these laws has been accompanied by highly conflictual politics. During the webinar, we discuss the drafting and institutional design of European mandatory due diligence policies, as well as their implementation in the supply chains of soy, beef, and minerals from Brazil and Peru.


  • Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Assistant Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University
  • Almut Schilling‐Vacaflor, Postdoc, Osnabrück University 
  • Tim Bartley, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University
  • Tiago Reis, PhD, UCLouvain, Belgium

Moderator: Christina Alnevall, PhD, Nordic Institute of Latin American Studies