25 April 2018 at 07:50 BST

Sustainable luxury in a dynamic world

With sustainability at the heart of luxury, from supply chain transparency to new materials, what are businesses doing to comply with their obligations?


Sustainability is increasingly on the agenda for luxury companies as changing expectations of consumers, social media pressures and legal reform on sustainability reporting shape the future. A recent report by Boston Consulting Group found that if the fashion industry continued to improve its environmental and social performance, approximately 160 billion euros would be added to the global economy by 2030.

Sustainable strategy

Speaking at this year's Luxury Law Summit, the former CEO of L'Oreal's Body Shop, Jeremy Schwartz, will talk about his experience driving a sustainable strategy in a rapdily changing natural cosmetics market. Joined by Baker & McKenzie duo Christie Constantine, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and lawyer Julia Dickenson, they will discuss winning strategies for businesses to evolve and stay ahead of demand on this front. The panel will focus on how businesses can implement sustainable development goals and protect and promote their investment in business practices whilst still growing. With some of the leading sustainable companies in attendance at the Summit - including representatives from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Zaha Hadid -  further information can be obtained from benmartin@globalcitymedia.com.


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