AIG Global Trade Series 2022 Podcast Episode 3

FTAs, Values and ESG


ESG plays an increasingly important role in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements. As geopolitics continues to impact the global trade landscape, there is increasing US and EU focus to develop a values based trade agenda. How are the introduction of ESG criteria impacting global trade relations? And what roles do values play in shaping contemporary trade ties?

The AIG Global Trade Series 2022 is a series of podcasts analysing the complex interplay of factors shaping the global trade system. The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organisations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute (Germany); Chatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center (US); the International Chamber of Commerce (UK and France); the Italian Institute for International Political Studies; the Jacques Delors Institute (France); the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (Japan) and the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade (Switzerland).


  • Date: June 17, 2022


  • Emily Rees, Senior Fellow at ECIPE and Managing Director at Trade Strategies
  • Marie Kasperek, Executive Director of the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University Law
  • Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House


  • Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute