Events and Webinars

Discover the events that Better Cotton is hosting or attending, both in-person and online. Check back regularly for all event updates.

Information about Better Cotton Field Trips can be found here. The Supplier Training Programme for Better Cotton Members is outlined here.

Member-Only Webinars Featured Topics with Monthly Updates

Better Cotton hosts a series of member-only webinars throughout the year, for all Better Cotton Members. In addition to the topic highlight, each of these webinars will provide key organisational updates, such as on global production and uptake numbers.

Upcoming Webinars

Better Cotton Members can register for all webinars via the Members-Only Resources area of the website. If you need support with your member login details, please contact the Membership Team.

  • 03 December 2021 | Better Cotton Claims Framework Launch

Past Webinars

Members can also watch recordings of past webinars and access presentation slides from the Members-Only webpage. Past webinars include:

Better Cotton News & Updates:

  • 30 September 2021 | Better Cotton’s Update on Measuring and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    (access the publicly available presentation slides and webinar recording)
  • 21 July 2021 | Better Cotton Member Update – ACM Legislation and Claims
  • 1 July 2021 | Better Cotton’s 2020 Results and What’s Next
  • February 2021 | Insights and Innovations from the Field – Highlights from Better Cotton’s 2021 Virtual Implementing Partner Meeting
  • January 2021 | Better Cotton’s 2020 in Review and What’s Next
  • October 2020 | Measuring Cotton Consumption for Better Cotton’s Retailers & Brands
  • August 2020 | Better Cotton Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work
  • June 2020 | Better Cotton General Assembly

Impacts / Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • November 2020 | Upgrading Better Cotton’s Monitoring & Evaluation System
  • October 2020 | Making Effective and Credible Sustainability Claims
  • October 2020 | Measuring and Reporting GHG Emissions with Better Cotton Retailer & Brand Members
  • August 2020 | A Deeper Look at the Better Cotton Assurance Model
  • July 2020 | Supporting Better Cotton Farmers Through Covid-19
  • 2019 | Demonstrating the Impacts of Sourcing Better Cotton

Traceability / Chain of Custody:

  • August 2021 | Better Cotton Traceability Update
  • October 2020 | Better Cotton’s Revised Chain of Custody Guidelines

Market Focused: 

  • October & November 2020 | Better Cotton India Webinar Series: Market Dynamics 2020
  • September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Emerging Business Trends for 2021/22
  • September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Yarn & Fabric Import / Export
  • September 2020 | Cotton Outlook: Cotton Market Today

Better Cotton Discussion Forum: Western China

  • November 2020 | Better Cotton Retailer & Brand Discussion Forum: Western China
  • September 2020 |  Better Cotton Retailer & Brand Discussion Forum: Western China
  • May 2020 | Better Cotton Member Discussion Forum: Western China Recap

Better Cotton Members can register for webinars and access recordings of past webinars by logging in to the member-only area of the website. You will need your member login credentials to access the registration information. If you need help logging in, please email your Better Cotton contact or email: [email protected]

Public Webinars Better Cotton Introduction for Retailers & Brands

This series of public webinars will provide an introduction to Better Cotton, details around the Better Cotton Standard System, sourcing, communications, and membership information for retailers and brands.

Audience: For any retailers and brands who want to know more about Better Cotton and membership options. Staff within existing Better Cotton member organisations are welcome to join for a refresh or introduction. Other organisations are also welcome to join, if interested.

Please sign up to a webinar date of your choice. All webinars are delivered in English.

  • Thursday, 07 October | 2:00pm BST | Register
  • Thursday, 02 December| 2:00pm GMT | Register

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, Better Cotton reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Public Webinars Better Cotton Introduction for Suppliers and Manufacturers

This series of public webinars aim to provide you an introduction to Better Cotton, Better Cotton, Better Cotton Membership offer and Better Cotton Platform supplier registration while simultaneously addressing your related queries.

Audience: Spinners, Cotton traders, fabric mills, garment manufacturers and other supply chain intermediaries who are interested in becoming Better Cotton Members or BCP Suppliers.

Please sign up to a webinar date of your choice. All webinars are delivered in English.

  • Wednesday, 06 October 2021 | 10:30am GMT | Register 
  • Wednesday, 10 November 2021 | 11:30am GMT | Register 
  • Wednesday, 08 December 2021 | 11:30am GMT | Register 

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, Better Cotton reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Public Webinars Better Cotton Supplier Training Programme

Better Cotton’s Supplier Training Programme (STP) is designed to help suppliers understand Better Cotton’s mission, learn about the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines which is based on mass-balance administration, and familiarise themselves with the Better Cotton Platform. A more technical focus on the business of Better Cotton.

Audience: Better Cotton invites suppliers sourcing Better Cotton and who are new to the organisation or those who are simply interested to learn about us to these webinars. Therefore, spinning mills, fabric mills, and end-product manufacturers are ideal candidates for this webinar.

Please register to join a webinar at a date convenient to you and your interested colleagues:

  • 13 December 2021 | 10:00-12:00 GMT -3 | Portuguese | Click Here to Register
  • 15 December 2021 | 11:00-13:00 PST | English | Click Here to Register
  • 16 December 2021 | 10:00-12:00 GMT +3 | Turkish | Click Here to Register

In case of an insufficient number of registered participants, Better Cotton reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a webinar.

Making Net-Zero Value Chains Possible | 17 November 2021

Making net-zero value chains possible is a free global 4-hours conference bringing together climate world pioneers and forward-thinking leaders, at the forefront of value chain decarbonization, coming together to inspire and challenge each other, identify barriers and find solutions to unlock Scope 3 impact at scale and accelerate local and global action to achieve net zero value chains.  

Making net-zero value chains possible is the only global forum focusing on the ‘HOW’ to achieve SBT targets and Net Zero ambitions. We will look at the Scope 3-related challenges that companies are facing in five sectors: Low carbon commodities, Transport, Food and Agriculture, Apparel. 

Hear Better Cotton’s Senior Manager of Monitoring & Evaluation, Kendra Park Pasztor, speak at the session “Achieving Ambitious Corporate Targets: How Can Sustainability Standards Contribute To Landscape Sourcing Area Climate And Sustainability Programmes?” taking place at 4:50-5:30 CET at the event’s Main Stage.

Find out more and register.

2021 Textile Sustainability Conference | 15-19 November 2021

Join industry trailblazers and peers for Textile Exchange’s annual global conference, in collaboration for the first time with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. Together, the two organizations are partnering to drive impact and create efficiencies for the industry with the SAC’s Annual Meeting taking place virtually on November 10, and the Textile Sustainability Conference being hosted from Dublin, Ireland on November 15-19, 2021, with both in-person and virtual attendance options.

Find out more and register.

Better Cotton Members receive a 15% discount – please visit the members-only area of the website for details.

Cotton 2040 Roundtable Events: Creating a Climate Resilient Cotton Sector | 11 November-14 December 2021

Cotton 2040 are inviting you to join us for three roundtable events through November and December 2021, where we will dive into data shared earlier this year in the first ever global analysis of physical climate risks across global cotton growing regions for the 2040s conducted for the Cotton 2040 initiative. Cotton 2040 and its partners will come together to future-proof the cotton sector through climate and social adaptation. A geography-specific analysis of the expected impacts and implications across different cotton growing regions will be shared, seeking to understand the critical impacts for actors across the supply chain and to collectively prioritise both urgent and long-term action across the cotton sector.

The three two-hour roundtable sessions are designed to build on each other over the course of five weeks and participants are encouraged to attend all three sessions. Each session will run online twice on each date, to suit time zones across the Americas, Europe, Africa, India and South East Asia.

Learn more and register here

  1. Roundtable 1: Thursday 11 November: Understanding the climate risks facing the cotton sector and exploring the implications for future production
  2. Roundtable 2: Tuesday 30 November: Developing a deeper understanding of the adaptation response required to build a more climate resilient cotton sector
  3. Roundtable 3: Tuesday, 14 December: Shaping a pathway towards collaborative action for a climate resilient cotton sector

Roundtable Conveners: 

  • Dhaval Negandhi, Associate Director of Climate Change, Forum for the Future
  • Erin Owain, Lead Associate – Climate and Resilience Hub, and Alastair Baglee, Director, Corporates – Climate & Resilience Hub, Willis Towers Watson
  • Charlene Collison, Associate Director, Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods, Forum for the Future

Learn more about Cotton 2040’s ‘Planning for Climate Adaptation’ workstream by visiting their microsite.