The fashion industry contributes significantly to the global economy, but it also has one of the largest environmental footprints. As a result, changing fashion business models is becoming the norm in the industry. The next step is to refocus structured goals on circularity and sustainability.
66% of fashion organizations now have multiple sustainability-related targets
73% of the world’s clothing eventually ends in landfills to decompose or be incinerated
Only 1% of all materials used for clothing is recycled into new clothing annually
SDA Bocconi School of Management’s Circular Fashion Management program brings the discourse around responsible fashion into the spotlight. With this program, you will be able to:
C-suite executives in the fashion industry seeking to:
Mid- to senior-level managers in the fashion industry seeking to:
Entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking to:
Over the next six weeks, you will grasp how to drive toward circularity in fashion through the following modules:
Learning from experts
You will gain insights directly from experts and learn from some of the global fashion capital's finest minds:
Pitching circular value chains
You will undergo interactive roleplay simulation in the final module to learn how to pitch circular value chain models to all relevant stakeholders.
Francesca Romana Rinaldi
Francesca Romana Rinaldi is part of the research team at the SDA Bocconi School of Management’s Sustainability Lab where she directs the activities of the SDA Bocconi School of Management Monitor for Circular Fashion.
At the SDA Bocconi School of Management, she coordinates the Managing Sustainability in Fashion course and several field projects in fashion sustainability as part of the Master in Fashion, Experience and Design Management (MAFED) program.
She is the author of Fashion Industry 2030 (Egea-BUP, 2019) and coauthor of The Responsible Fashion Company (Greenleaf Publishing, 2014) and L’Impresa Moda Responsabile (Egea, 2013).
Her research activities focus on traceability, transparency, and circularity in fashion. As an expert in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) project Enhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Industry, she is investigating the role of traceability and transparency in the fashion industry. As project manager and communications coordinator of the COSME project “Small but perfectly formed: accelerating the rise of circular and sustainable SMEs in fashion” at the ICRIOS research facility at Bocconi University, she is investigating the specific needs of SMEs in circular fashion.
She is an executive consultant for organizations in the fashion and luxury industries, with a focus on sustainability management, business model innovation, and digital strategies. She is often invited to speak at international forums and has been interviewed by Italian TV channels, such as RAI, La7, Canale 5, and Sky, as well as international channels. In 2019, she created the Instagram community @fashionindustry_2030 to open a discussion with opinion leaders and experts about the future of fashion.
She earned her MSc in Economics and Management at Bocconi University in 2004, completed the Teaching Excellence Program at the SDA Bocconi School of Management in 2013, and earned her PhD at IULM in 2018.
Monitor for Circular Fashion
Fashion Technology Accelerator
Clean Clothes Campaign
Humana People to People
CLASS Eco Hub
Green Media Lab
Save The Duck
Fairtrade Advocacy Office (FTAO)
European Flax / Masters of Linen
The ID Factory
Il Vestito Verde
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a verified digital certificate of completion from SDA Bocconi School of Management.Download Brochure
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