Monetizing sustainability in the fashion and textile industry
What is the business case for transitioning the fashion and textile industry towards a circular economy? Join us for a seminar to discuss research and experiences from brands, investors and academia on monetizing sustainability investments.
Sustainability challenges within the fashion and textile industry are plentiful: The industry is responsible for about 20 per cent of global wastewater production and for more carbon emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
There is a huge need for change, but also a potential to make things better. The fashion and textile industry must respond to the societal pressure for sustainability to secure the future of their business. Sustainability efforts can have direct and indirect gains for companies and investors, but how can they be monetized sustainably? What new business models are needed to make the transition towards circular economy? And what role can investors play?
Join us and take part of research as well as experience from brands, investors and academia!
About Sweden Textile Water Initiative
Sweden Textile Water Initiative (STWI) helps leather and textile companies and factories reduce water, energy and chemical use in their supply chains. STWI is a members’ network with 30 plus member brands, which started in 2014 and has been supported by SIDA until 2018. From 2018 onwards the network continues to expand globally and strives to empower sustainability champions.
The programme is preliminary and will be updated continuously.
14.00 Welcome and short introduction
Emilio Guzmán, STWI
Emelie Muntrakis, SIWI Swedish Water House
14.10 Monetizing sustainability investment in supply chain
Susanne Sweet, Stockholm School of Economics
14.30 Brands perspective
Christina Muljadi, Filippa K
Christiane Fagertun, VARNER
14.50 Investors perspective
Jennie Ahrén, Tundra Fonder
15.00 Why is it relevant?
Emilio Guzmán, STWI
15.10 Panel discussion and Q&A
Moderator: Emilio Guzmán
Panelists: Susanne Sweet, Christina Muljadi, Christiane Fagertun, Jennie Ahrén
 VARNER is one of the largest fashion retailers in Scandinavia consisting of the fashion brands Cubus, Dressmann, Dressmann XL, Bik Bok, Carlings, Volt, Urban, WOW, Levi’s Store, Nike Store and Days Like This.
Description of a project led by Stockholm School of economics with the main objective to explore the business case for a bio-based circular economy within the clothing and textile industry.