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For Educators

Sustainable Trade Challenge

An educator-directed, student-led international sustainable trade consulting simulation bringing sustainability to life in the classroom.

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STC Educator Resource Center

To familiarize yourself with the STC and to guide your students through an engaging STC, download these required educator resources: STC Educators Briefing, STC Project Brief for Students, Sustainable Trade Index Resources.

Additional resources will help you coach your students to formulate winning sustainability recommendations: Sustainable Trade Index VideoSustainable Trade Index ExplainerSTC Tips & SuggestionsSTC Policy Considerations.

View the Sustainable Trade Challenge resource page FOR STUDENTS.

See below for brief introductions to each material.

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Edu Briefing N How To

STC Educators Briefing

This gives you the guidance to lead a successful Sustainable Trade Challenge.


Project Brief

STC Project Brief for Students

This is the core instructions for students. Please be familiar with it so you can help guide their research and recommendation formulation.


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Sustainable Trade Index Resources

Download the essential Sustainable Trade Index White Paper at the link below. You and your students will benefit from the Economy Profiles, Infographics and interactive Workbook.


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Sustainable Trade Index Overview

Watch this short introductory video on the Sustainable Trade Index and key findings.

Tips And Suggs For Educators

STC Tips and Suggestions 

6 key factors for educators to run a successful simulation.


Sti Explainer For Student

Sustainable Trade Index Explainer

Download this Explainer for an overview of the rich resources included in the Sustainable Trade Index – your primary resource for understanding and successfully leading the Sustainable Trade Challenge.


Policy Formulation

STC Policy Considerations

Examples of analysis and sustainability recommendations.


Other Resources

Economic pillar

Hinrich-IMD Sustainable Trade Index 2023 - Economic pillar

Societal pillar

Hinrich-IMD Sustainable Trade Index 2023 - Societal pillar

Environmental pillar

Hinrich-IMD Sustainable Trade Index 2023 - Environmental pillar