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Sustainable Finance Monthly Seminar: Helen Crowley, Kering

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Tuesday March 6, 2018, 11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Evans Hall, Classroom 4400

Join us for a conversation with Helen Crowley, Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at Kering.  Dr. Crowley will discuss sustainable sourcing in luxury supply chains, and the opportunities for innovative financing approaches.

Kering’s Environment Profit & Loss Accounting methodology shows clearly that raw material production through forestry, agriculture and mining, is the point in the supply chain where the business impacts and dependencies on nature are most significant. This means that sustainable sourcing of these materials are a priority to underpin a  sustainable business model. The presentation will cover some of the innovative approaches to financing the sustainable production of key raw materials and ensuring the uptake into supply chains and products.

 


 

About Dr. Helen Crowley

Dr. Helen Crowley is currently the Head of Sustainable Sourcing Innovation at the French company, Kering, based in Paris. In this role she supports Kering’s Luxury brands with innovative approaches to sustainability particularly focused on sourcing of raw materials, improved manufacturing processes and the integration of biodiversity and circular economy principles into business. Prior to Kering, Helen worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) for 12 years on conservation strategy, program management and market-based approaches to conservation. She has Ph.D. in Zoology from the Australian National University is on the Boards of non-profit organizations such as Textile Exchange, Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.