3 December,  Discussant: Conflict diamonds - the reform challenges of the Kimberley Process, a lecture by Philippe Beke, SPUI 25, Amsterdam (link)

7 November,  Paper giver: Revisiting Transnational Private Governance in the Global South - Proliferation, Inclusivity and Distributional Consequences, Panel on "Transnational Private Sustainability Governance - Taking Stock and Exploring New Research Frontiers", Earth System Governance Conference 2018, Utrecht. 



24-26 October,  Scientific Organizer: Executive Training Seminar on "Transnational Regulation, Voluntary Standards, and Trade", School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (full program)




September/October,  Visiting Fellow: Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics



25  August,  Paper giver: Success without Impact? Deforestation, Environmental Upgrading and the RSPO in Indonesia, Panel on "Challenges of Regulatory Governance in a World of Global Value Chains I", ECPR General 2018 General Conference, Hamburg



new publications

2018 Voluntary Standards, Trade and Sustainable Development. In Santiago. Fernandez de Cordoba, and Bonapas Onguglo (Eds.), Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Trade and Sustainable Development: 3rd Flagship Report of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) (pp. 1-37). United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards. [link]


2018 Varieties of Multi-Stakeholder Governance: Selecting Legitimation Strategies in Transnational Sustainability Politics,  Globalizations. [early view]


2018 Institutional Design of Voluntary Sustainability Standard Systems: Evidence from a New Database, Development Policy Review.  [early view]


2018 Emerging Markets and Private Governance: The Political Economy of Sustainable Palm Oil in China and India, Review of International Political Economy, 25, 2. [link]


2018 The Legitimacy and Accountability of Polycentric Climate Governance, book chapter (with Karin Bäckstrand and Fariborz Zelli) in: Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action, Cambridge University Press (eds. Huitema et al.).  [link