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Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index

International trade has become fundamental to economic growth and in doing so, has helped to lift hundreds of millions out of poverty. But it is not without costs and risks. The flow of goods and services across borders can disrupt labour markets, accelerate environmental degradation, and contribute to worsening inequality. With the right policies, these costs can be reduced, if not eliminated, and trade can become more sustainable.

The Hinrich Foundation commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit to create the Sustainable Trade Index for the purpose of stimulating meaningful discussion of the full range of considerations that policy makers, business executives, and civil society leaders must take into account when managing and advancing international trade.

The Index defines “trade sustainability”, or “sustainable trade,” as:

Participating in the international trading system in a manner that supports the long-term domestic and global goals of economic growth, environmental protection, and strengthening social capital.

This, the inaugural version of the index, measures nineteen economies in Asia and the U.S. across the three recognized pillars of sustainability: economic (“profit”), social (“people”), and environmental (“planet”). Please send your feedback or register for future versions of the index via [email protected]

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  • Sustainable trade index – Report

    Discover the economic, social and environmental factors determining each country’s Sustainable Trade Index ranking, plus methodology and indicators for each.  English

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  • Sustainable trade index – Infographic

    Three-page infographic highlighting overall rankings, country performance among each of the three pillars of sustainable trade and performance relative to per capita GDP.  English

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  • Sustainable trade index – Workbook

    Run scenarios with different weightings for each pillar and change the indicators to create personalized views for each country.  English

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Hinrich Foundation Launches Sustainable Trade Index

Hinrich Foundation Launches Sustainable Trade Index
The Hinrich Foundation launched the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit at an event held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center on April, 28th 2016… Read more
Participants
Trade experts Senior foreign policy and trade experts from Vietnam, the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan.
Institutions Representatives from World Bank, international NGOs and media.

Sustainable Trade Workshop in Vietnam

Part of Roadshow: Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index briefing in Manila
The Hinrich Foundation was pleased to sponsor a timely and informative workshop convened by the Mansfield Foundation, entitled “The Rule of Law: Vietnam and the TPP”. The event was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 8th and 9th, 2016, in partnership with the University of Economics and Business-Vietnam National University and Hong Kong University (HKU)… Read more
Participants
Trade experts Senior foreign policy and trade experts from Vietnam, the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan.
Academia Top shelf scholars from the American Embassy, professors and PhD students from law and commerce universities.
Government Young to mid-age career Vietnamese officials.

Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index Briefing in Manila

Part of Roadshow: Sustainable Trade in Vietnam
The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines and with the support of the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines, hosted a briefing event for the inaugural Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index (STI) on August 25th, 2016 in Manila… Read more
Participants
Government Officials from government departments and the national council.
International organizations Individuals from international chambers and offices.
Private sector  Officers, analysts and presidents from local trade companies and associations.

Hinrich Foundation Launches Sustainable Trade Index

On April 28th, 2016, the Hinrich Foundation launched the inaugural version of the Sustainable Trade Index in Hong Kong. The Index measures nineteen economies in Asia and the US across the three recognized pillars of sustainability: economic (“profit”), social (“people”), and environmental (“planet”).

Sustainable Trade Workshop in Vietnam

The Hinrich Foundation was pleased to sponsor a timely and informative workshop convened by the Mansfield Foundation, entitled “The Rule of Law: Vietnam and the TPP”. The event was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 8th and 9th, 2016, in partnership with the University of Economics.

Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index Briefing in Manila

The Hinrich Foundation, in partnership with Asia Society Philippines and with the support of the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines, hosted a briefing event for the inaugural Sustainable Trade Index (STI) on August 25th, 2016 in Manila.

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1st Singapore Singapore
2nd S.Korea S.Korea
3rd Japan Japan
5th Hong Kong Hong Kong
6th Taiwan Taiwan
7th Malaysia Malaysia
8th Thailand Thailand
9th Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
11th Vietnam Vietnam
12th China China
13th Philippines Philippines
14th Indonesia Indonesia
15th India India