Newsletter

 

May 2011

 

 

 
 

I am pleased to send you the first quarterly newsletter on the activities of the Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable [Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury], which mission is to assist luxury companies in their transition to sustainability, encouraging sustainable business practices across all areas of the organization and its supply chain. This means taking a broader picture to ensure that social and environmental issues are completely integrated into the decision-making process.

Please notice that Lifeworth consulting firm based in Australia and Switzerland rated in its last 2010 report our Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable as the “first in this field worldwide”.

In this first issue, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about this year’s activities.

If you have any comments or questions, please send them to info@lujosustentable.org or, if you prefer, call: (54 11) 4554-9482. You can also visit our website at www.lujosustentable.org.

Best regards,

María Fernanda Tacchini
Coordinator
Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable

1. First Edition of Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award.

The Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable along with the Authentic Luxury Network –international network of luxury sector professionals interested in promoting the integration of environmental and social matters to this sector- are organizing the first edition of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury Award in Latin America which main objective is to recognize the sustainability culture and practice in the luxury sector, reaching out the private sector, personalities and academics/researchers.

The jury members for this award are well-known international personalities such as Dana Thomas, María Eugenia Girón, Renata Mutis Black, Ana Laura Torres, Jem Bendell and Eduardo Escobedo.

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2. Series of Lectures on “The State of the Art in Sustainable Luxury”.

The Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable is preparing three international lectures on the “State of the Art in Sustainable Luxury.” The lecturers will be:

Dana Thomas, author of the best seller book –according to the New York Times- How Luxury Lost Its Luster. She is a member of the Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable Advisory Board.

Prof. Jem Bendell, who authored the report called "Deep Luxury" on luxury brand responsibility prepared for the WWF (UK). He is also a member of the Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable Advisory Board.

María Eugenia Girón is the author of “Secretos de lujo” [The Secrets of Luxury,] published in 2009, a book in which she reflects on the key success factors of the luxury industry and their “sustainable” future.

 

 

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3. Lecture of Professor Miguel Angel Gardetti on Sustainable Luxury in Latin America at the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid).

Last April 7, professor Miguel Angel Gardetti, director of the Instituto de Estudios para la Sustentabilidad Corporativa (Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability) and member of the Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable Advisory Board delivered a lecture on “Sustainable Luxury in Latin America” for the MBA students at the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Madrid, Spain), one of the top Business Schools in Europe.

The goal of this lecture was to provide a picture on the sustainable luxury status in Latin America. To that end, he made comments on the market, consumers’ characteristics and new values by country, and on sustainable luxury relevance for Latin America.

 

 

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Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award

"The State of Art in Sustainable Luxury" (Series of Lectures)

Sustainable Luxury in Latin America

 

 

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