Turnaround – A Look At Climate Change, Sustainability & Fashion

Date & Time Thursday 15 April, 2021    |   10:00 am  -  11:30 am
VenueWebinar, Online

Sustainability has been crossing boundaries in all areas of society. With these five basic elements of food, energy, water, waste and ecology, companies and organisations around the world are taking major steps in creating a society that functions and prospers with sustainability.

TMA Europe Climate Change


Our leading panel of experts will debate:

Given more pressure placed by governments on business to consider their carbon footprint and sustainability; is there a danger that this falls in the corporate agenda much like digital transformation did prior to the pandemic?

What changes should companies be making now? And what are the risks to organisations if they are too slow bring about change?

Turnaround businesses – there are those that are usually heading towards a cliff or at the cliff and those that don’t know that the road is heading towards a cliff edge. In respect of the first, their only thought is survival and then turning around the business but often their focus is on the bottom line issues such as supply chain diversity, sustainability and modern day slavery can fall by the wayside. What advice is there for turnaround specialists?

Looking towards the garment industry there are a number of issues that have been brewing over the years. What has the pandemic highlighted?

Digital transformation has leapt forward in Europe and North America by 3 years according to a report by McKinsey. Do you think consumers will become conscious/intentional consumers of garments?

The retail industry has been in a turnaround situation for a number of years. The pandemic has added a curve ball. Turnaround specialists have always talked in term of bricks and clicks – how do you see the retail industry in the next 5 years and what advice would you give a turnaround specialist or the board of directors for a retailer?

Hosted by TMA Europe.

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Our Speakers:

Clare Press, Founder, The Wardrobe Crisis

The Wardrobe Crisis is a sustainable fashion platform driven by purpose. We love fashion, but we don’t believe clothes can be beautiful if they’re made in an ugly way. We stand for a fairer, greener, cleaner fashion future that respects people and planet.

The Podcast is chart-topping podcast launched in July 2017, and is now in its 5th series. Subscribe for free in your favourite podcast app. Each week, host Clare Press interviews designers, change-makers, academics, creatives and fashion insiders about fashion, ethics, social justice and environmental sustainability.

The audience is global and includes key industry leaders. Over more than 130 Episodes, our guests have included everyone from supermodels like Amber Valletta and Lily Cole to climate scientists to activists like Tarana Burke and Rosario Dawson, from big-name runway stars like couturier Ronald van der Kemp, designer Roland Mouret and milliner Stephen Jones to emerging designers from all over the world. We address big issues – the future of fashion, the fair treatment of garment workers, climate change, plastic pollution – but we do it with humour, vulnerability and warmth, which is why our audience continues to grow.

In 2019, they successfully crowdfunded Series 3. We’ve collaborated with Fashion Revolution, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, WOMADelaide, the Sustainable Living Festival (Australia) and the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative to produce our shows. We’ve even recorded inside the House of Lords in London (for an episode on modern slavery featuring Baroness Lola Young of Hornsey).

Series 5 was themed #sharethepodcastmic and featured guest hosts including Aja Barber, Aditi Mayer and Ayesha Barenblat.

In 2020, US Vogue chose Wardrobe Crisis as one of their “12 Best Fashion Podcasts To Listen To Right Now”, and Guardian UK picked Wardrobe Crisis as one of its “best podcasts for fashion fans.”

The show and Clare’s story have been featured in Sunday Times Style, The Cut, Refinery 29, Business of Fashion, Nylon, VOGUE Italia, Russian VOGUE, British VOGUE, Elle Canada, Elle Italy, Elle Netherlands, Belgian Marie Claire, 1 Granary, The Australian, i-D, Luxiders, Eco-A-Porter, Buro 24/7, Madame Figaro, NBCNews.com and Glamour Paris.

Find out more about The Wardrobe Crisis here. You can also follow Clare on Instagram

Andrew Griffiths, Director of Community & Partnerships, PlanetMark

Andrew’s passion lies at the intersection of sustainability, communities and technology. By day he is Director of Community & Partnerships for PlanetMark, who provide sustainability certification and advisory services for organisations, real estate and products. By night he Chairs the Institute of Directors National Sustainability Taskforce and co-hosts workshops with Disney’s former Head of Innovation & Creativity. He is a firm believer that this decade will prove the most important turning point in human history which will determine the very future of our species.

LinkedIn: Andrew Griffiths | LinkedIn

Marina Bradford, sustainability consultant and founder of Bemari, a B-Corp certified impact & circularity consultancy

Marina is a sustainability consultant with the focus on value chain impact creation, environmental and sustainable supply chain management.

A founder of a certified B-Corp sustainability practice and an advocate of inclusive, regenerative and triple bottom line economies, Marina is passionate about creating and enabling solutions that can help address social and environmental challenges.

Marina was born in Russia, educated in the UK, lived on 3 continents and worked in over 19 countries, all of  which has helped her gain a global outlooks across a variety of cultures and sectors.

Twitter: @bemari11. LinkedIn: Marina Bradford | LinkedIn

Carsten Stäcker, Partner, Equity Advisory, PwC Frankfurt

Carsten joined PwC in 2017 and leads our Equity Advisory activities with a particular focus on advising our clients on the preparation and execution of capital markets transactions.

He has >24 years of experience as an investment banker in Equity Capital Markets (ECM) from senior roles at Deutsche Bank and MainFirst Bank (now Stifel Europe) in Frankfurt and London.

Carsten has lead or advised on over 50 equity transactions across a broad range of sectors with transaction volumes between € 100m and >€ 2bn. He has extensive deal experience and knowledge of critical transaction success factors. He has built up extensive expertise in the fields of ESG investing and value-determining ESG factors in capital markets and advises corporate clients on ESG strategies.

Carsten holds a Master degree in Business Administration from the University of Münster.

Rashmi Dubé, Future Thinking Now | Partner, gunnercooke (moderator)

Rashmi Dubé is an award-winning lawyer, partner at Gunnercooke llp (who are the winner the best law firms awarded by The Times 2020), entrepreneur and appointed to the UK Cabinet Office SME Advisory Panel.

She is passionate about business growth and ensuring supply chains are strong, at a time of global change. She believes the keys to success are communication, thinking, diversity and questions.

After 13 years of running her own businesses and 25 years’ experience in the legal industry, Rashmi is recognised as someone who has made a significant impact in business/ companies and organisations. She is a columnist in the award-winning Yorkshire Post and is regularly approached by the media such as BBC to provide opinion on current business affairs.

Future Thinking Now. Turnaround has evolved and embracing technology and sustainability will lead to better processes and profit.

She is an avid blogger and podcaster – to know more visit rashmidube.com



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