Fashion CEO Agenda: Policy Gaps & Opportunities
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021, 13.00-17.15 CEST
Global Fashion Agenda works to convene and connect relevant policy makers and fashion industry players in a collaborative effort to significantly accelerate the fashion industry’s sustainability performance.
Together with our Policy Hub – Circularity for Apparel and Footwear partners (Sustainable Apparel Coalition – SAC, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry – FESI, Textile Exchange – TE, Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals – ZDHC) we are also actively contributing to ongoing technical discussions sharing our vision: a policy framework where legislative and policy initiatives incentivise and appropriately support the fashion industry to become more sustainable.
In line with those efforts and following the launch of the new Fashion CEO Agenda 2021 on 12 May, Global Fashion Agenda and its Strategic Partners are delighted to welcome you to take a closer look at each of the five priorities set forth, this time with a policy angle during a high-level event co-hosted by the Policy Hub-Circularity for Apparel and Footwear.
Respectful and Secure Work Environments, Better Wage Systems, Circular Systems, Efficient Use of Resources and Smart Material Choices are not only the five most pressing issues and biggest opportunities for social and environmental impact identified in the Fashion CEO Agenda 2021: they are also areas in which gaps remain, more investment is needed and where policymakers can make a real difference.
View the full programme below.
- 13:00-17:15 CESTFashion CEO Agenda: Policy Gaps & Opportunities13:00-13:15 CESTIntroductionSee MoreMinimise
Morten Lehmann, Chief Sustainability Officer, Global Fashion Agenda
Jonas Eder-Hansen, Public Affairs Director, Global Fashion Agenda13:15-13:50 CESTRespectful and secure work environments (Priority 1)See MoreMinimise
In light of the future EU sustainable corporate governance initiative: what are the key points and how to ensure policy measures are drafted collaboratively?
Lucrezia Busa, member of cabinet of EU Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders
Andrew Martin, Vice President, Membership and Stakeholder Engagement, SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition)
Janet Mensink, Executive Director, SLCP (Social & Labor Convergence Program)
Claus Teilmann Petersen, Senior Human Rights Specialist, BESTSELLER
Simon Platts, Responsible Sourcing Director, ASOS
Moderator: Tyler Gillard, Head of Due Diligence, OECD Centre for Responsible Business ConductView the concept note14:00- 14:35 CESTBetter wage systems (Priority 2)See MoreMinimise
How can systemic change towards better wage systems be brought about? Will the future EU due diligence legislation consider how wages should be measured?
Christina Hajagos Clausen, Director, Textile and Garment Industry, IndustriALL Global Union
Rick Lambell, member council, ACT and Head of Sustainable Development, KMart Australia
Dorothy Lovell, Policy Advisor Textile & Garment, OECD Centre for Responsible Business Conduct, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs
Christian Smith, ESG Due Diligence and Stakeholder Engagement, Fair Wear Foundation
Miran Ali, Vice President Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
Moderator: Morten Lehmann, CSO, Global Fashion AgendaView the concept note14:45-15:20 CESTCircular systems (Priority 3)See MoreMinimise
How can policy actions ensure coherent measures that truly support complexities around changing the linear model?
Valérie Boiten, Senior Policy Officer, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Christos Kyriatzis, Senior Expert, Textile Clothing, Leather and Footwear. DG GROW. European Commission
Jérôme Pero, SG of the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry- FESI on behalf of the Policy Hub- Circularity for Apparel and Footwear
Harsh Saini, EVP Sustainability, Fung Group
Rüdiger Fox, CEO Sympatex Technologies
Moderator: Alice Kuhnke, MEP & chair of the EP Intergroup on the Green New DealView the concept note15:30-16:05 CESTSmart material choices (Priority 5)See MoreMinimise
How to deploy a common methodology measuring materials´ environmental performance to ensure the comparability of claims on products´ environmental performance?
Claire Bergkamp, COO, Textile Exchange
Ashley Gill, Director of Standards, Textile Exchange
Baptiste Carriere-Pradal, Chair, Policy Hub-Circularity for Apparel and Footwear
Nellie Lindeborg, Assortment Sustainability Responsible, H&M Group
Krishna Manda, Senior Manager Sustainability Integration Corporate Sustainability, Lenzing
Paola Migliorini, Deputy Head of Unit. Sustainable Production, Products, and Consumption. DG Environment. European Commission
Moderator: Lars Fogh Mortensen, Consumption, Products and Plastics Expert, European Environment AgencyView the concept note16:15-16:55 CESTEfficient use of resources (Priority 4)See MoreMinimise
How can policy action support harmonised traceability tools that help companies to identify sustainability hotspots and use resources efficiently?
Lewis Perkins, President, Apparel Impact Institute
Maria Teresa Pisani, Acting Head, Sustainable Trade and Outreach Unit, UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
Abhishek Bansal, Head of Sustainability, Arvind Limited
Delara Burkhardt, MEP, Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
Jeannie Renne Malone, VP of Sustainability, VF Corporation
Moderator: Linda Greer, Global Fellow at Institute for Public and Environmental Affairs Beijing ChinaView the concept note17:00-17:15 CESTWrap-up & final remarksSee MoreMinimise
Mauro Scalia, Director of Sustainable Businesses, EURATEX (European Confederation of Textile and Apparel Industry
Holly Syrett, Senior Sustainability Manager, Global Fashion Agenda
Maria Luisa Martinez Diez, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Global Fashion Agenda