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September 2012

 

 

 
 

I am pleased to send you the fourth newsletter on the activities of the Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable [Center for Studies on 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.

In this issue, I would like to comment on the “second edition” (2012) of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award and the dialog on “Latin American Trends and Realities in the Luxury Sector,” with keynote speaker Maria Eugenia Girón, Executive Director of the Observatorio de Mercado Premium y Productos de Prestigio de Instituto de Empresa (Spain) and member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Miguel Angel Gardetti
Director
Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury

Contact information:
info@lujosustentable.org
(54 11) 4554-9482
www.lujosustentable.org

Second Edition (2012) of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award and dialog on Latin American Trends and Realities in the Luxury Sector.

The Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable [Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury] along with the Authentic Luxury Network –international network of luxury sector professionals interested in sustainability, created by Prof. Jem Bendell, UK- organize the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award, which main objective is to recognize luxury sustainability culture and practice in the private sector, to civil society organizations, media professionals and academics/researchers. For this reason, a well-known jury selects the winners, strictly based on their merits (it is not a commercial award).

The Best Sustainable Luxury Performance in Latin America Award will be granted in the following categories:

The best sustainable luxury clothing and accessory company
The best sustainable luxury jewelry or watch company
The best sustainable luxury tourism company (including luxury hotels)
The best sustainable luxury beauty company
The best sustainable luxury breakthrough/innovative company
The best sustainable luxury academic/researcher
Recognition to sustainable luxury track record
The best media professional/journalist in sustainable luxury

The award ceremony will be held in the City of Buenos Aires, on Wednesday, October 31st, with the presence of the members of the jury, made up of well-known international subject matter experts: Dana Thomas (author of the New York Times bestseller How Luxury Lost its Luster, she has also written for the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar); María Eugenia Girón (author of the book “Los Secretos de lujo” [“The Secrets of Luxury”], published in 2009 and winner of the Best Spanish Business Woman award in 2004, due to her performance in Carrera y Carrera); Prof. Jem Bendell (author of the report on luxury brand responsibility titled “Deeper Luxury,” which was prepared for the World Wildlife Fund -WWF, UK-); Ian Doyle (co-author of “Uplifting the Earth: The ethical performance of luxury jewelry brands,” and panelist in the Sustainable Luxury Forum -2011- on “How Luxury Consumers Perceive Sustainable Development”); and Ana Laura Torres (who contributed to the creation and development of the Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury [Centro de Estudios para el Lujo Sustentable] and the Center for Sustainable Textile [Centro Textil Sustentable], which she has been coordinating since March, 2011.)

2012 edition, currently in full progress, has 23 nominees. These companies/ organizations are from: Italy (3), France (1); UK (3), Spain (1), Denmark (1), USA (4), Colombia (4), Peru (1), Chile (1), Argentina (1), Brazil (1), Uruguay (1) and Mexico (1). Even though many head offices are located outside Latin America, their operations have a (positive) social and environmental impact on the region.

Before the award ceremony, there will be a dialog on Latin American trends and realities in the Luxury sector with María Eugenia Girón – one of the members of the international jury, recognized as Best Spanish Company Business Woman in 2004, due to her performance in Carrera y Carrera.

Both the award ceremony and the dialog will be held in Villa Ocampo (San Isidro, Buenos Aires Province), which was the home of the well-known writer, essayist, translator and intellectual, Victoria Ocampo. Throughout the 20th Century, this house was the meeting point of some of the best intellectuals and artists worldwide, Rabindranath Tagore, André Malraux, Waldo Frank, Gabriela Mistral, Igor Stravinsky, Graham Greene, Jorge Luis Borges, Le Corbusier and Albert Camus, just to name a few. Victoria Ocampo was an active promoter of cultural diversity. Before she died, she donated her house to the UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, “so that it helps, in a live and creative spirit, promote, study, experience and develop cultural, literature, art and social communication activities.”

The activity schedule, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, includes:

• Guided tour to Villa Ocampo - www.villaocampo.org

• Participation in the dialog (Duration: 60 minutes and some additional time for the participants to interact with the speakers).

• Award ceremony of the II Edition of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award, including closing Cocktail reception.
 

 

 

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Second Edition (2012) of the Best Performance in Sustainable Luxury in Latin America Award and dialog on Latin American Trends and Realities in the Luxury Sector.

 

 

 

 

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