SMART - Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade
SMART has as its overarching objective to do research that will serve to promote global, sustainable development within a circular, low-emission economy compatible with the planetary boundaries and in line with the international development goals. The thematic scope of SMART encompasses products originating wholly or in part in developing countries and sold by businesses in the EU to consumers and procurers in the EU. We will do multilevel, interdisciplinary and international research on barriers and possibilities for contributions to sustainability in the private sector: business, investors and consumers, as well as in the public sector in its many roles as market actor. SMART is funded by the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020, under the programme INT-4-2015 ‘Europe as a Global Actor: in search of greater policy coherence for development’.