From ambition to action: How can brands translate long-term commitments into urgent climate action?

09:25 - 10:00
Calls for climate action have been echoing for years and as an industry collective we’ve convened, conversed, argued, and at times agreed on the essential steps needed to reduce fashion’s carbon footprint. Most brands have created their own roadmap, set their own goals, or subscribed to Science Based Targets. However, long-term aspirations seem to have stagnated short-term wins. Has 2050 gotten in the way of 2025? 

In this session, we’ll debate how to lay out a realistic roadmap and translate long-term commitments into effective action. We’ll also discuss:

  • The biggest challenges brands face when transitioning their climate reduction plans into actionable strategies
  • What near-term processes and milestones should brands adopt to achieve long-term goals?
  • Who are the key internal stakeholders crucial for establishing robust, realistic, and successful climate KPIs? How does pre-competitive collaboration factor in?
  • When working towards climate targets, which specific areas should brands prioritize? Product design and circularity? Supplier engagement and decarbonization? Waste elimination?

Chelsea Murtha

American Apparel and Footwear Association

Director of Sustainability

Sara Silva

Marc Jacobs

Director - Global Planning & Sustainability

Get in touch

For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Catie Ball
Senior Project Manager
[email protected]

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Registration for the sustainable apparel conference is currently open. To sign up, you can do so online here, or get in touch directly for details of group discounts. 


For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Gabriela Cuison
Business Development Manager

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