The Kering Group, recently held an event in Shanghai focused on sustainability in luxury fashion and the role of entrepreneurs and innovators in helping big brands do better.
Considered a leader in their industry, the global CEO opened the session with a keynote and a Q&A where he dove into a few of the key challenges they face (as a company) and some of the investments they have made along the way.
It is a process that I found especially interesting as key to their progress has been finding ways to work with entrepreneurs and innovators outside the company, and through this event they highlighted four Chinese firms that they are working with.
Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, I’ve spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to understand their power to leverage innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership to solve “the big” challenges cities face.
Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Director of HandsOn China, and a former Adjunct Professor of Sustainability at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), I’m focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental, and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.
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