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Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World - Online Course by LCF x Kering
Get an introduction to issues, agendas and contexts relating to fashion and sustainability in a changing world.

Week 1 - Why Sustainability in Fashion?
Week 2 - Contextualising Sustainability for a Changing World
Week 3 - Material Dimensions: Sourcing for luxury fashion
Week 4 - Informed Decision Making: Tools and methods
Week 5 - Creative Possibilities
Week 6 - Creative Realisation


- Discuss the complex nature of sustainability through the introduction to materials sourcing for luxury fashion; informed decision making; and creative realisation of ideas.

- Apply understanding of fashion & sustainability knowledge and reflection to your practice through manifesto creation and design thinking processes.

- Demonstrate a critical understanding of key sustainability agendas, issues and contexts associated with luxury fashion design, production and consumption.

- Debate current and emerging perspectives, design approaches and business strategies relevant to the contexts of planetary boundaries and human equality.

- Develop innovative approaches to fashion that can contribute to ecological resilience and thriving societies.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Sustainability  Training  Education  Fashion  luxury  design  material  Consumerism  Innovation  Ecobalance 
8 hours ago by eocas
"IDDRI is an independent policy research institute and a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform that identifies the conditions and proposes tools to put sustainable development at the heart of international relations and public and private policies."

One of their studies (in French):
An agro-ecological Europe: multifunctional agriculture for a healthy food system

Based in Paris / France.

Agrachina  Policy  Sustainability  sustainable  development  Research  Research_Institutes  Platform  France  europe  Food_Security  Agroecology 
2 days ago by eocas
Sustainability Pathways: Sustainability assessments (SAFA)
"Developing and implementing an integrated approach to analyzing different sustainability dimensions as a coherent whole and integrating them in development or business strategies remains a major challenge.

With a view to offer a fair playing field, FAO built on existing efforts and developed a universal framework for Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems (SAFA). SAFA has been presented to FAO member countries in 2013; including the SAFA Guidelines, Indicators and Tool and App."

Agrachina  Sustainability  Declaration  Transparency  semanticweb  Comparison  Standardization  certification  NGO_NPO  Label  Framework 
3 days ago by eocas
SMART (by Sustainable Food Systems GmbH)
About (from FIBL):
"The term "sustainability" is used inflationary and inconsistently. Hundreds of sustainability frameworks have been developed and more and more companies have "sustainable" products on offer. For consumers and buyers it is very difficult to tell whether a farm or a company are actually operating sustainably or not. In addition, farmers and companies in the agricultural and food sector face the question how to assess their sustainability performance in a comparable way and to communicate it in a credible way, without pursuing green-washing.

Therefore the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL has chosen to develop SMART – Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment RouTine – a method that allows farms and companies in the food sector to assess their sustainability in a credible, transparent and comparable manner. SMART is the world’s first tool, which is fully consistent with the SAFA-Guidelines (UN FAO Sustainability Assessment of Food and Agriculture systems) and provides an efficient manner to apply them in practice.

However, SMART is not a new standard, certification system or label but solely an analysis and assessment instrument. It therefore does not compete with existing standards and certificates, but is a useful supplement.

In order to provide SMART sustainability assessment services FiBL founded the spin-off Sustainable Food Systems GmbH (SFS) which now is the owner of the lincense rights and rights of use of SMART. The SFS is owned by FiBL Switzerland, Germany and Austria."

Agrachina  Standardization  Sustainability  semanticweb  Framework  Declaration  Comparison  Research  sustainablecompany  NGO_NPO  certification  Switzerland  Germany  austria  Organic  Organic_Certification  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Education  Transparency  Label 
3 days ago by eocas
The 7 Best Long-Term Stocks for Risk-Off Investors | InvestorPlace 100518
S&P Dow Jones Indices’ October 2017 report, Long-Termism: Index Impossible?, looked at the S&P Long-Term Value Creation (LTVC) Global Index, an index created to hold mid- and large-size companies that embody long-termism, which is the idea of making decisions based on a sustainable future-oriented perspective.
S&P took a company’s return on equity, balance sheet accruals ratio and financial leverage, averaged the score of the three metrics to quantify the financial quality of a particular company. Those that scored higher got included in the index.
It is only appropriate that the company that created the S&P LTVC Global Index is one of the top ten holdings. Last October, I named S&P Global Inc (NYSE:SPGI) one of the best non-bank financial stocks to buy. Not only do I like it because it operates a business that’s growing but also because it’s a Dividend Aristocrat, those stocks that have increased their annual dividend payment for at least 25 consecutive years.
SPGI announced its second-quarter earnings July 26 beating on both the top- and bottom-line.
Free cash flow positive, SPGI has done a good job diversifying its business. Up 15% year to date through Oct. 5, SPGI hasn’t had a losing year since 2008.
vcap  investing  sustainability  XYL  ABT  INSG  SPGI 
4 days ago by fulab
7 Socially Responsible Investments to Make Now | InvestorPlace 071318
If I’m going to write about seven socially responsible investments to own now, I can’t think of a better first pick than the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (NYSEARCA:SUSA), which is a group of 114 U.S. companies weighted not by market cap but by their environmental, social and governance rating.
Former InvestorPlace executive editor Jeff Reeves made an excellent point about the ETF in March 2018, singling out Ecolab (NYSE:ECL) as an example of an S&P 500 company whose ESG ranking put it in the top five stocks held by SUSA despite being the 170th largest company by market cap.
If you agree with Howard Buffett and Larry Fink about the part companies should and could play in the world, SUSA is the easiest and fastest way to invest in socially responsible companies.
vcap  investing  sustainability 
4 days ago by fulab
Well Spent.
Well Spent features affordable, on-trend mens clothing and accessories that are made in the USA, or similar first world conditions.
ethical  clothing  fashion  sustainability 
5 days ago by alessandromingione

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