World Sustainable Contracting Day

Thursday 16 May | Online & free to all

Middle East / APAC / NZ time zones:  

7:00am - 11:00pm Abu Dhabi / 11:00am - 3:00pm Hong Kong /
2:00pm - 6:00pm Sydney / 4:00pm - 8:00pm Auckland 

EMEA / Americas time zones:

2:00pm  - 6:30pm London / 9:00am - 1:30pm New York & Lima /  
6:00am - 10:30am Los Angeles & Vancouver

Join us in Shaping the Future of Sustainable Contracting!

What is World Sustainable Contracting Day?
World Sustainable Contracting Day (#WSCD) is an annual, one-day global event dedicated to advancing sustainability within commercial and contracting practices. Now in its 3rd year, WSCD brings together professionals, thought leaders, and experts to address the challenges and opportunities, and provide practical real world guidance in sustainable contracting.

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Who is it for?
WSCD is a FREE event designed for a diverse audience, including:
  • C-suite executives
  • Middle managers
  • Contracting practitioners
  • Legal professionals
  • Procurement experts
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Academics
Relevant to all who have an active role in the contracting life cycle. Whether you're from a corporate, SME, or academia, everyone has a role in achieving sustainability goals through the contracting process.
Achieving sustainable contracting will require greater collaboration of stakeholders and WorldCC Foundation is uniquely positioned in its ability to bring together every trading relationship in a wholly inclusive and truly global learning environment.
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What’s in it for you?
By participating in World Sustainable Contracting Day, you can expect:

Practical Guidance: Gain practical guidance on integrating sustainability into contract negotiation, design, and implementation.

Insightful Learning: Access thought-leading keynotes, practical breakout sessions, and real-world case studies that provide actionable insights into sustainable contracting.

Global Networking: Connect with professionals from around the world, fostering collaboration and sharing experiences across diverse industries.

Stay Informed: Stay updated on key regulatory developments across jurisdictions and how they impact your contracting practices.

Language Accessibility: Benefit from closed captions in 11 different languages, ensuring inclusivity for our global network.

Inspiration for Innovation: Learn about innovative sustainable contracts, incorporating the latest trends and strategies for positive environmental, social, and governance impacts.

Actionable Solutions: Explore solutions to challenges such as child labor, supply chain diversity, and compliance, and discover how to bring climate change clauses to life in your contracts.

Empowerment: Be empowered to contribute to a more sustainable world through your role in the contracting process.


Receive a total of 4 CPD points that count towards WorldCC certification.


Don't miss engaging, interactive sessions (repeated across timezones), where experts and thought leaders will provide insights into advancing sustainability within commercial and contracting practices.
We'll be exploring:
Preparing for CSRD: practical guidance on preparing your contracts
Modern slavery: practical guidance on due diligence and reporting
Decarbonization through contracts: guidance on achieving net zero targets
Generative AI: get ready for impact on sustainable contracting practices
Enhancing accessibility: comic contracts for vulnerable workers
Gender equality: contracts as a catalyst
Breaking the silence: ending the misuse of NDAs in business
Child labor in Latin American supply chains: strategies for sustainable solutions
Social value contracts: positive social impact directly through procurement
Supplier diversity: guidance on supplier diversity and Indigenous procurement

As new partners and speakers confirm their participation, we are actively building out the agenda to incorporate additional career development topics and sessions. Check back again soon for updates.

If you would like to help shape WSCD agenda, sponsor the event or present as a speaker then we want to hear from you. 

Take a moment to let us know the topics that are of most interest to you and what case studies you would like to hear at WSCD 2024, or if you're interested in getting involved as a speaker or event partner.

Featured Speakers

James Cockayne Follow me on LinkedIn

Anti-slavery Commissioner
NSW Office of the NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner

Diego González Follow me on LinkedIn

Coordinator of Gender, Childhood, PMRE & Communications Support
UN Global Compact Network Colombia

Julie Macfarlane Follow me on LinkedIn

Can't Buy My Silence

Maka Kama Follow me on LinkedIn

Technology Evangelist
Alliance ICT

Aleksandra Schellenberg Follow me on LinkedIn

Head Legal GWM Chief Investment Office; Global Head Legal Sustainable Finance

Robert de Rooy Follow me on LinkedIn

Attorney & Founder
Creative Contracts

See our full list of expert speakers and the stellar agenda here.


This FREE event is available in 11 LANGUAGES. All content will be available ON DEMAND so register today to gain access to all the career enriching content available over the next 12 months, don’t miss out! Join us in Shaping the Future of Sustainable Contracting.

Your voice matters!

We're conducting a brief survey (less than 5 minutes) to gather crucial insights from both buyers and suppliers.

Your feedback is essential in understanding how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are currently shaping contracts. By taking this survey, you'll directly contribute to developing best practices and driving positive change in sustainable contracting.

The valuable insights you provide will be compiled and shared during World Sustainable Contracting Day. This is your chance to see how your input shapes the conversation on ESG in contracting!