Markets working to support sustainable development

Shaping Sustainable Markets has launched!

Shaping Sustainable Markets is the new flagship research project for the Sustainable Markets Group at IIED.

Can markets be ‘governed’ to better benefit people and planet? This project explores the singular and combined impact of market governance mechanisms on sustainable development to find out what works where and why. Some of these mechanisms are well established. Others are innovative ideas yet to be tested in the real world.

We want to improve and broaden understanding of how market governance mechanisms can be designed and used to secure livelihoods and protect environments.

Take a look round the website to find out more about our work.

We welcome your comments on Shaping Sustainable Markets and any contributions of knowledge or research you’d like to make. Please contact