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Fashion Sustainability - Making sustainability happen

About this event

The fashion industry has a significant impact on our environment, representing up to 10% of global CO2 emissions, 70% of which come from upstream activities. Downstream emissions and waste are also rising rapidly, driven by the e-commerce boom and growing returns rates in the fashion category. These sources of emissions pose big challenges to retailers, both environmentally and financially.

A serious rethink and redesign of fashion value chains, from sourcing and manufacturing to point-of-sale and thereafter, is needed if the fashion industry is to decarbonise successfully.

In this webinar, Siobhan Gehin (UK Head of Retail and Consumer) and Richard Federowski (Global Head of Fashion) of Roland Berger will present insights on why changes in product design, materials, and sourcing are needed to address sustainability issues in fashion, and how data analytics and digital tools can be used to help reduce fashion returns.

They will also share insights from a recently conducted Roland Berger study that analysed more than 84 million social media posts, e-commerce sites, forums, and blogs across 14 countries to understand the drivers for increased sustainability prioritization, both consumer pressure and regulatory pressure.

Attendance is free, and your registration gives you access to the webinar recording and additional resources.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Nicki Hunt Climate Action Project Manager @ British Retail Consortium

  • Guest speaker
    Siobhan Gehin Senior Partner @ Roland Berger

  • Guest speaker
    Richard Federowski Partner @ Roland Berger

British Retail Consortium

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