Kering renews its partnership with the London College of Fashion and launches a new programme

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    Tuesday, March 19, 2024

    Kering renews its partnership with the London College of Fashion and launches a new programme

    Recognizing the need for sustainability-oriented governance, Kering will enter the second phase of its partnership with the London College of Fashion by launching a new course.

    2024 marks the 10th anniversary of Kering’s partnership with the London College of Fashion’s Centre for Sustainable Fashion. In only a decade, the academic agreement enabled the launch of the Kering x CSF graduate programme, exclusively offered at the LCF, as well as the Fashion Values MOOC. Building upon the previous course offering, the new programme will span over 3 years, and will train future decision-makers in the fashion industry to develop sustainable governance models. 
    Sustainability, collaboration, and creativity are core pillars of Kering’s vision for the future of luxury. Through its various academic contributions, the Group aims to offer comprehensive trainings that provide students with the tools to place sustainability at the core of an organization’s strategy. 

    To achieve long term sustainability goals across industries, the new Kering x CSF programme will shape future board members to bring Rockstrom et al.’s  interspecies, intergenerational and intragenerational justice, otherwise known as the “3Is”, into governance teams. They will be able to conduct research through an interdisciplinary lens, exchange knowledge with researchers by joining a youth board and develop industry-specific skills. 

    “The only way to train people truly and effectively is to work closely with schools and universities to build a comprehensive approach on sustainability issues. In fact, Kering and LCF’s long-standing collaboration is focused on harnessing the power of education and creativity in support of our planet. We share the same vision on empowering young talents and encouraging the next generation of fashion professionals to place sustainability at the heart of their future careers”, comments Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer of Kering. 

    About Kering

    A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods and Jewelry: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ginori 1735 as well as Kering Eyewear and Kering Beauté. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2023, Kering had 49,000 employees and revenue of €19.6 billion.