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
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.
Miguel Angel Gardetti
Center for Studies on Sustainable Luxury
(54 11) 4554-9482
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).
Sustainable Luxury Performance in Latin America Award will be
granted in the following categories:
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
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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