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Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative

Producing actionable knowledge about sustainable
purchasing globally.


The Sustainable Purchasing Research Initiative is leading a groundbreaking study on sustainable purchasing policies and initiatives in local governments. This innovative research surveyed city managers in decision-making positions to learn more about the successes and limitations of sustainable green purchasing.

Tips for advancing green purchasing

SPRI conducts transdisciplinary research to understand why and discover solutions to sustainable purchasing barriers.

Would you like to know more about sustainable purchasing and information about how to reduce environmental impacts?

Read our tips

Worldwide, organizations and individuals are increasingly shifting their purchases towards products and services that are more sustainable. To do so, organizations are adopting sustainable and green purchasing policies. Individuals are using sustainability standards to purchase more sustainable products and services.

Similarly, the market for sustainable products and services is expanding. These activities are at the core of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals .