On 20 March 2018, in Milan, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana will be holding the 2nd International Roundtable on Sustainability, an event designed for international luxury brand CSR managers. The initiative is one of several organized by the Sustainability Committee and Sustainability Work Group co-ordinated by CNMI to provide a forum for discussion and training on sustainability issues in the luxury fashion industry. The agenda features contributions from experts in this segment and conferences on specific themes.
The 1st edition (28 March 2017) was attended by high-profile personalities from numerous major Italian and international brands. The proceedings were opened by CNMI president Carlo Capasa, who illustrated results achieved and new objectives on the CNMI Sustainability Roadmap, completion of which is scheduled for 2020. The morning programme also included an interview of Livia Firth and Simon Evans from the UK consultancy Eco-Age by Lucy Siegle.
CNMI held three roundtable sessions on themes it has studied in depth in recent years: “The chemical issue” (moderated by Mauro Rossetti, director of Associazione Tessile e Salute), “Sustainable Retail: how and why” (moderated by Isabella Goldmann, Managing Partner, Goldmann&Partners) and “Activating and communicating sustainability and supply chain shift” (moderated by The Guardian journalist Lucy Siegle).
The event provided a highly useful sharing of participants’ objectives and activities and enabled CNMI to present its own important and innovative objectives/achievements through its Sustainability Work Group and Sustainability Committee.