Responsible Luxury Summit




Start: Nov 20 | 12:30 pm

End : Nov 20 | 06:00 pm

Luxury |
supply chain |

Aula Magna Carassa-Dadda Via Lambruschini, 4 - Building 28 - Campus Bovisa 20156 Milano MI

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Creating timeless products while generating value across complex supply chains is a challenging task. Luxury fashion is growing fast; yet, climate change is more threatening than ever whilst, at the same time, water, bio-diversity, animal welfare and social sustainability appear to be timely, serious and relevant topics. Integration and collaboration are required innovations; therefore, technical and relational resources must be created and shared across supply chain actors. Individual goals, on the other hand, must be aligned with the entire network’s goals. Sustainable Luxury Academy* is committed to transform luxury supply chains by teaching and guiding luxury companies how to work with supply chain actors to create a shared value concept to drive realistic changes. Collaboration is an antecedent to strategic sustainability management! Hence, you are cordially invited to join us in our forthcoming think tank on November 20th, 2019 at Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Join us to learn how to drive sustainability transformation across global supply settings.

*Sustainable Luxury Academy is an observatory research project jointly funded by Politecnico di Milano School of Management and Mazars.

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12:30 – 13:30      Registration     


13:30 – 14:00      Opening Session 


14:00 – 14:30      Fostering public engagement   

The power of fashion to create an inclusive dialogue
A conversation with Sara Sozzani Maino (Vogue Italia) and Maria Teresa Pisani (The United Nations)


14.30 – 15.30      Think Tank 1 – Tackling Waste   

Roadmap to zero waste

Part I: What do we need to know about textile waste? How to eliminate and how to revalue?
A conversation with Filippo Ricci (Reclaim to Wear)

Part II: Illustrative Examples to Create Inclusive Stories
Barbara Guarducci (San Patrignano); Alessandra Favalli (Progetto Quid); Antoinette Fionda-Douglas (Beira)


15.30 – 15.45      Accelerating Circularity                       
Keynote Speech by Karla Magruder (Fabrikology / Textile Exchange)


15.45 – 16.00      Behind the scenes: modern slavery
Keynote Speech by Coty Jeronimus (Tasklab)     


16:00 – 16:15       Break                                                                                                                                

16:15 – 17:15      Think Tank 2 – Tackling Climate Change   

Roadmap to zero emissions 

Part I: How to form a climate change strategy?
Keynote Speech by Carbon Sink

Part II: Illustrative Examples to Tackle Climate Change through Circular Economy
Desmond Ko (Litehide); Matteo Ward (WRAD Living); Carlo Covini (Lenzing)

17:15 – 18:00      The Award Ceremony

Keynote Speech by Save the Duck

The Save the Duck Award for the best POLIMI thesis advancing fashion sustainability

Closing Remarks



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