Pulse report spotlight: The reality as experienced by fashion sustainability professionals

In the 2017 Pulse of the Fashion Industry report, the Boston Consulting Group and Global Fashion Agenda polled over 90 senior managers responsible for sustainability issues across a range of fashion firms to identify which barriers prevent progress and which stakeholders should take responsibility. The poll showed that the main barriers to progress on sustainability span from consumers’ willingness to pay, a lack of regulations and a failure to collaborate. Read more

Kering accelerates action on climate change

Coal-fired power plants produce almost 40% of global electricity today, making carbon pollution from coal a leading contributor to climate change. Kering, a strategic partner of Global Fashion Agenda, has joined the Powering Past Coal Alliance, a coalition uniting governments, businesses and organisations to accelerate clean growth and climate protection through the rapid phase-out of traditional coal power. Under the Alliance, Kering commits to powering its operations without coal and to supporting clean power through corporate policies, in order to restrict the financing of traditional coal power without carbon capture and storage. Read more
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