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SheTrades Caribbean Hub Online Course- Introduction to Standards and Sustainability

Mar 25, 2024

Learn about the importance of standards and sustainability in business and international trade, and assess the benefits and costs of becoming certified to a Voluntary Sustainability Standard. Join the SheTrades Caribbean Hub today and sign up for this ITC SME Academy online certificate course.

Course Start Date: April 15, 2024

Duration: This course requires around 4 hours of study. You will be able to access the course at any time during the 2 weeks that the course will be open.

Description: This course introduces participants to the concepts of standards and sustainability, focusing on voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) and the various ways in which enterprises can approach them. Looking at the advantages of sustainability from a business perspective, the course analyses the benefits and costs for enterprises to become certified to VSS, stressing the fact that certification involves taking part in an ongoing process and not just making a one-time commitment.

Format: The course consists of 5 lectures and 1 case study. 

Certification: Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.

Register below no later than Monday, April 1, 2024 at 11:59 pm AST. 

For any queries related to this course, kindly email us at

Disclaimer: The information you provide in this form will be treated as strictly confidential. It will solely be used for analytical purposes by the Caribbean Development Bank and the International Trade Centre. 

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