UNECE-SDA BOCCONI Regional Workshop


21 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

Bocconi event poster

ACCELERATING ACTION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR GARMENT AND FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF INNOVATION FOR DUE DILIGENCE AND INFORMED CONSUMERS’ CHOICES


21-23 September 2021   |   9.00 - 17.30 (CET)
Physical and virtual workshop


SDA BOCCONI SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
Via Roberto Sarfatti, 10 MILAN • ITALY


A transition to circular economic models is key to improved sustainability in the garment and footwear sector - a shift that can be realised with verifiable production data, delivered through improved supply chain traceability and transparency.

This three-day training workshop is the first in a series of events that aim to provide industry stakeholders with the tools they need to drive action on sustainability and advance progress towards circular economy approaches on a national, regional and global scale. Attendees will learn about the UN-brokered policy recommendations, implementation guidelines, an information exchange standard and call to action, known as 'The Sustainability Pledge', adopted at the 27th UN/CEFACT Plenary in April 2021 and how they can be applied in a real-world context.

The workshop is co-organized by the UNECE and the Monitor for Circular Fashion, Sustainability Lab of SDA Bocconi School of Management, in conjunction with the project "Enhancing Traceability and Transparency for Sustainable and Circular Value Chains in Garment and Footwear", jointly implemented with the UN's International Trade Centre (ITC), with financial support from the European Union.



9.30-10.00 INSTITUTIONAL INTRODUCTION (Video)
  SDA Bocconi, Prof. Giuseppe Soda, Dean
UNECE, Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary (online
Italy, Ministry for Ecological Transition, Laura d’Aprile, Director Department for Ecological Transition (online tbc)
European Commission, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, Carsten Sorensen, Deputy Head of Unit - Micro-economic Analysis, Investment Climate, Private Sector, Trade and Employment (online)
EURATEX, Alberto Paccanelli, President and General Council member of Sistema Moda Italia

10.00-10.15 INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS & KEYNOTES (Video)
  • Dana Thomas, Author Fashionopolis
Patagonia Europe, Gianluca Pandolfo, Commercial Director

10.15-11.00

UNECE POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ENHANCING TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS IN THE GARMENT AND FOOTWEAR SECTOR (Video)
  Moderator: UNECE, Elisabeth Tuerk, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division Director
Discussants
France, Ministry of Economics and Finance, Maylis Souque, Secretary General to the National Contact Point to the OECD and Advisor for Responsible Business Conduct of France (Presentation)
Kering, Chiara Morelli, Group Operations Sustainability Manager
OACPS Secretariat, Escipión Joaquín Oliveira Gómez, New Assistant Secretary-General of the Department of Structural Economic Transformation and Trade (Presentation)
Clean Clothes Campaign, Paul Roeland, Transparency Lead
Vogue Italia, Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief & Head of Vogue Talents-International
Italy, Ministry of Economic Development, Maria Benedetta Francesconi, Head ofthe Division VI. - Directorate General for the Industrial Policy, Innovation and SMEs (online) (Presentation)

11.30-11.50 UNECE CALL TO ACTION AND SDA BOCCONI CIRCULAR FASHION MANIFESTO (Presentation) (Video)
  Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Ravasio, Country Manager Italy
Candiani Denim (Blue Collars), Danielle Arzaga, Sustainability Manager
Dedagroup Stealth, Luca Tonello, Sales Director
• Millennials perspective on transparency and traceability for sustainable and circular fashion (online) (Video)

11.50-13.00 MONITOR FOR CIRCULAR FASHION 2021: RESEARCH FINDINGS (Video)
  SDA Bocconi, Prof. Francesco Perrini, Sustainability Lab Director
Moderator: SDA Bocconi, Francesca Romana Rinaldi, Lead Monitor for Circular Fashion (Presentation)
Discussants
Enel X, Nicola Tagliafierro, Head of Global Sustainability (Presentation)
UNEP, Bettina Heller, Program Officer (online) (Presentation)
EURATEX, Mauro Scalia, Director Sustainable Businesses (Presentation)
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Laura Balmond, Lead – Make Fashion Circular (online)
INDITEX, Iria Mouzo Lestón, Head of Circularity (online) (Presentation)

14.00-14.45 MODULE 1: SCALING-UP: THE SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGE AND TOOLBOX (Video)
  Learning Objective: Understanding the purpose, outcomes and potential impacts of the UNECE international framework initiative
Get to know about the Sustainability pledge and promote your action for sustainability and circularity
Presenters (Presentation)
UNECE, Maria Teresa Pisani, Economic Affairs Officer and Project Lead
SDA Bocconi/UNECE Project Expert, Francesca Romana Rinaldi
UNECE Project Expert, Sarah Harris, Communication
Discussants
Vitale Barberis Canonico, Valentina Berti, Communication Manager
OVS, Simone Colombo, Head of Corporate Sustainability
Statements of support
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Carlo Capasa, President (Video)
• Anna Favella, Actress (Video)

14.45-15.30 MODULE 2: TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY AS ENABLERS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND CIRCULARITY (Video)
  Learning Objective: Deep dive into the policy recommendation measures and key actors for implementation
Presenters (Presentation)
SDA Bocconi/UNECE Project Expert, Francesca Romana Rinaldi
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino

16.00-16.45

MODULE 3: PRINCIPLES AND COMPONENTS OF A TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY SYSTEM - TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY PRINCIPLES (Video)
  Learning Objective: Deep dive into the traceability and transparency principles, components, cost allocation, incentive systems and advanced technologies
Presenter: UNECE Project Expert, Virginia Cram-Martos (Presentation)

16.45-17.30 MODULE 4: MAKING TT, SUSTAINABILITY AND CIRCULARITY WORK FOR SMALL ACTORS AND VULNERABLE GROUPS (Video)
  Learning Objective: Take stock of key considerations to create inclusiveness through traceability systems
Presenters
SDA Bocconi/UNECE Project Expert, Francesca Romana Rinaldi (Presentation)
ITC, Joseph Wozniak, Head, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme (Presentation)
Discussants
OACPS Secretariat, Yvonne Chileshe, Expert in Commodities & Value Chains Development (Presentation)
Uzcharmsanoat Association, Farkhod Nurmukhammedov, Deputy Chairman (Presentation)
Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability, Carole Hommey, Coordinator (Presentation)



9.45-11.00 MODULE 5: FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACTION PLAN (Video)
  Learning Objective: Understanding how to integrate transparency and traceability in the overall sustainability strategy
Presenters (Presentation)
SDA Bocconi/UNECE Project Expert, Francesca Romana Rinaldi
UNECE Project Expert, Andrea Redaelli
Discussants
Inditex, Ana Díaz Ibarra, Head of Traceability (Presentation)
PwC, Omar Cadamuro, Director Retail & Consumer (online)

11.30-13.00 MODULE 6: THE BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS (BPA) FOR SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR TEXTILE AND LEATHER VALUE CHAIN
  Learning Objective: Identify key business processes, actors and the characteristics of reliable sustainability claims in garment and footwear
Presenters (Presentation)
UNECE Project Expert, Virginia Cram-Martos
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino
Discussants
ACCREDIA - The Italian Accreditation Body, Emanuele Riva, Deputy Director General - Director of Certification and Inspection Department(Presentation)
Candiani Denim, Simon Giuliani, Global Marketing Director (Presentation)

14.00-15.30 MODULE 6: THE BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS (BPA) FOR SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR TEXTILE AND LEATHER VALUE CHAINS (Video)
  Learning Objective: Identify the main sustainability risks related to traceability and transparency, verification methods and key data collection points along the garment and footwear value chain
Presenters (Presentation)
UNECE Project Expert, Deborah Taylor
UNECE Project Expert, Piera Solinas
UNECE Project Expert, Marco Ricchetti

16.00-17.30

MODULE 7: THE BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS, DATA MODEL AND DATA EXCHANGES FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF SUSTAINABLE AND CIRCULAR VALUE CHAINS IN TEXTILE AND LEATHER (Video)
  Learning Objective: Technical deep dive into the business and data model supporting traceability of standardised electronic information exchange about sustainability and circularity performance
Presenters (Presentation)
UNECE Project Expert, Gerhard Heemskerk
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino
Discussants
ENEA-EURATEX, Piero de Sabbata, Responsible of CROSS-TEC laboratory (ENEA) and Technical secretariat for eBIZ (online) (Presentation)
Open Apparel Registry, Katie Shaw, Chief Programme Officer (Presentation)
EON Group, Julie Brown, CircularID Protocol Manager (online)



9.45-11.00

MODULE 8: THE TECHNOLOGY MODEL FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY AND DUE DILIGENCE IN TEXTILE AND LEATHER (Presentation) (Video)
  Learning Objective: Deep dive into the UNECE blockchain system for due diligence and sustainability, emphasizing the importance of technology interoperability.
Presenters
UNECE Project Expert, Andrea Redaelli
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino
Discussants
Vivienne Westwood, Giorgio Ravasio, Country Manager Italy
Vivienne Westwood, Isabella Tonelli, Supply Chain Sustainability Manager
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Paolo Naldini, Director
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Olga Pirazzi, Project Manager of Fashion B.E.S.T.
Cotonificio Albini Spa, Stefano Albini, President
Dedagroup Stealth, Silvia Santato, Marketing Manager

11.30-13.00

MODULE 8: THE TECHNOLOGY MODEL FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY AND DUE DILIGENCE IN TEXTILE AND LEATHER (Presentation) (Video)
  Learning Objective: Deep dive into onboarding partners, setting consortia, dealing with data management and IP rights and the role of physical markers
Presenters
UNECE Project Expert, Piera Solinas
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino
Discussants
Filmar Group Spa, Enrico Marzoli, Vice President (online) (Presentation)
Haelixa, Gediminas Mikutis, CTO and Co-founder

14.00-15.30

MODULE 8: THE TECHNOLOGY MODEL FOR TRACEABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY AND DUE DILIGENCE IN TEXTILE AND LEATHER (Presentation) (Video)
  Learning Objective: Deep dive into UNECE blockchain system features and functionalities through demos for the cotton and leather blockchain pilots and address data privacy and security issues
Presenters
UNECE Project Expert, Andrea Redaelli
UNECE Project Expert, Claudia di Bernardino
Discussants
SUPSI University, Giacomo Poretti, IT Engineer Senior Researcher (online)
SUPSI University, Luca Ambrosini, IT Engineer Researcher
UNECE Project Expert, Deborah Taylor
FAO Regional Office Latin America and the Caribbean, Ingrid Zabaleta, Regional Executive Assistance + Cotton Project (online)

16.00-16.30 CLOSING CEREMONY (Video)
  SDA Bocconi, Stefano Pogutz, Researcher
UNECE, Elisabeth Tuerk, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division Director (online)







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