By  on November 14, 2019

PARIS — Pushing its ecological focus into the realm of education, Kering has teamed with the Institut Français de la Mode to establish a sustainability chair position with the aim of creating a higher education and research center at the French fashion institute.

The position, officially called the “IFM-Kering Chair” is being taken up by professor Andrée-Anne Lemieux, a fashion industry veteran with experience in marketing and retail. She is a professor with a doctorate in industrial engineering and will be in charge of all of the institute’s environmental sustainability initiatives. The position also entails overseeing doctoral theses, contributing to scientific publications and taking part in conferences on subjects related to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

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