Moderator: Eva von Alvensleben
Executive Director & Secretary General, The Fashion Pact
TRANSFORMING THE FASHION INDUSTRY FOR THE DECADE OF ACTION
Focusing on the responsibilities and the role the fashion industry plays in ushering in the Decade of Action, this discussion will explore the transformational innovations required of the industry as it contributes toward the deliverance of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Moderator: Rachel Cernansky
Sustainability Editor, Vogue Business
Executive Director a.i., United Nations Office for Partnerships
Member, Swarovski Executive Board and Chairperson, Swarovski Foundation
Creative Director, Anyango Mpinga and Founder, Free As A Human Foundation
EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW - FASHION INDUSTRY CHARTER FOR CLIMATE ACTION
Completed in 2018, the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action highlights industry-wide commitments toward reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. This discussion will provide a detailed look at the specific goals of the Charter-- including a decarbonization pathway, GHG emission reduction, and policy engagement-- as well as insights into current industry progress being made in relation to these goals.
Moderator: Marsha Cooke
Senior Vice President Impact, Vice Media Group
Sectors Engagement in Climate Action, Lead, UN Climate Change
Member, United Nations Secretary-General’s Youth Advisor on Climate Change
Sustainability Programme Director, Kering
ROUNDTABLE SUSTAINABILITY BY DESIGN: RETHINKING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Through our conversation with various industry leaders we’ll be discussing how New York Fashion Week, and fashion events alike, can design and implement responsible marketing, operation, and logistics that are mindful of social, economic, and environmental impact.
Introduction remarks: Steven Kolb
Special message: Nicolas Llinas-Carrizosa
Project Lead, Boston Consulting Group
Moderator: Lucie Brigham
Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Managing Director and Partner, Global Head of Luxury, Boston Consulting Group
Founder, Creative Director, Hope for Flowers
Designer & Founder, Gabriela Hearst
Founder and Creative Director, Zero + Maria Cornejo
Creative Director, Collina Strada
GENDER EQUITY - THE NEW FASHION ERA
As one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, gender equality in all industries is a key focus of the upcoming Decade of Action. This panel will analyze gender equity within the fashion, apparel, and textile sector, as well as provide an outlook for how it can be achieved going forward.
Moderator: Jill Martin Wrenn
Business Reporter, BBC
Chief, UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women
Owner/Managing Director, Artistic Milliners
Amy Blyth, Director
Program Development and Partnerships, Apparel and Home Goods, Fair Trade USA
FASHION MEETS APPLIED SUSTAINABILITY AND DIGITISATION
At the convergence of scientific and digital innovations, this conversation will explore the role the fashion and textile industries play in advancing meaningful and creative solutions within an increasingly digital world. Additionally, this panel will seek to discuss how the industries can work towards more immediate sustainability while also not compromising on long-term goals.
Moderator: Tracey Meyers
Senior Business Reporter, WWD
CEO, Messe Frankfurt
Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign
Show Director Neonyt and Director Marketing-Communications, Messe Frankfurt
Robert van de Kerkhov
Chief Commercial Officer, Lenzing
CULTIVATING ENVIRONMENTAL + ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY
Far too often environmental and economic sustainability have been used as idealistic buzzwords rather than comprehensive plans of action. During this panel, we’ll be engaging key industry leaders to offer their perspectives on how we can cultivate true, long-term sustainability that delivers real results.
Moderator: Fiona Sinclair Scott
Global Editor, CNN Style
Esther Pan Sloane
Head - Partnerships, Policy, and Communications Unit, United Nations Capital Development Fund
Noshua Watson, Founder, Interwoven
Jimmy Christopher, Group Sustainability Officer, ITL
Group Sustainability Officer, ITL
INNOVATIVE BY NATURE
With its global reach, the fashion industry plays an essential role in driving the success of the Sustainable Development Goals particularly around environmental issues. However, this can only be achieved with industry innovations that can support this mission. With this in mind, this discussion will take a deeper look into how the sector can foster such innovations in support of sustainability.
Moderator: Leonie Meier
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe / Food and Agriculture Organization
Director of Global Business Development Apparel, Lenzing
Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds
Vice President, Environmental Sustainability & Product Stewardship, PVH Corp
COLLABORATION TO DRIVE POSITIVE FASHION
Joined by representatives from key industry stakeholders, we’ll be discussing how collaboration amongst partners can be used as a tool to drive sustainability within the fashion, apparel, and textile sector.
Moderator: Emily Chan
Sustainability Editor, Vogue Global Network
Chief of Outreach and Partnerships Branch, UN DESA Division for SDGs
Chief Executive, British Fashion Council
Director, Hirdaramani Apparel
THE FUTURE OF WORK IS NOW – VIEWS FROM THE FASHION INDUSTRY
The world of work is changing. Digitalisation and globalisation have sparked significant shifts in how we live and work. The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated these changes beyond anything we could have imagined. Join us as we discuss possibilities for where the future of work may be headed amidst these changing times.
Moderator: Dominic-Madori Davis
Reporter - Executive Lifestyle, Business Insider
Sedef Uncu Aki
Director of Sales, Marketing, R&D and Product Development, ORTA
CEO & Co-Founder, Queen of Raw
Influencer + Brand Consultant, 2BG Consulting
BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL
With COVID-19 having brought significant disruption to our global community, we have been presented with the opportunity to recover better together for the long term. With an emphasis on sustainability, this panel will work to identify current challenges and opportunities within the industry and discuss how to best build a better future for all.
Moderator: Moderator: Lucie Brigham
Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents
Chief Commercial Officer, Arch and Hook
Former VP Creative Director Global Retail, Nike
CONSCIOUS FASHION POWERING THE DECADE OF ACTION
With this year marking the beginning of the Decade of Action towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, sector education and its advancement will play a key role in our progress and are essential during this limited timeline. Join us as we discuss how to leverage global connection in support of sector education and SDG advancement.
Moderator: Kirsty McGregor
Founder, Kingpins Show + Transformers Foundation
Founder & CEO, Raw Assembly