Rendez-Vous with Marie-Claire Daveu

On sustainability and Kering

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At 11 am on March 9th, Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs at Kering, will engage in a Q&A session with Polimoda lecturer Francesco Brunacci to tackle the hot topic of sustainability in fashion and how the company plans on crafting tomorrow’s luxury.

Specialized in ethical agronomy and public administration, Marie-Claire Daveu is responsible for the continued development of Kering’s environmental and social policies and the direction of the Group’s institutional affairs. She joined the company from the public sector where she served as chief of staff to French politician Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet within the Ministry of Ecology from 2007 to 2012. Prior to this, Marie-Claire was senior director of sustainable development at Sanofi-Aventis Group in 2005. She was previously technical adviser to the cabinet of Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Principal Private Secretary to Serge Lepeltier, Minister of Ecology and Sustainability.

Held in Polimoda’s Aula Magna, the open-ended conversation will touch on a number of topics, such as this century’s main issues, the future of Luxury brands and the main targets of Kering’s 2025 sustainability strategy, from leather traceability and responsible gold sourcing to water pollution, chemical use and carbon emissions.

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