SUSTAINABILITY IN FASHION: THE CEO JOURNEY

WITH ANDREA  BALDO & RICCARDO BELLINI

Tuesday, May 21st @ 18:30 PM - 21:30 PM


The sustainable transformation of the fashion industry is both urgent and very complex, as it requires fundamental changes in business models and throughout the supply chain.

Chloé and GANNI are two of the fashion houses that have truly embraced this transformation and are widely recognized as leaders in “hacking” the fashion industry, as Nicolaj Refstrupp, GANNI’s founder, is fond of saying. Both companies are certified B Corps and have achieved ambitious social and environmental objectives while continuing on a path of profitable growth.

In this fireside chat, co-organized with the IESE Institute for Sustainability Leadership, we will have the opportunity to learn about these transformations from the former CEOs who led them in a dialogue moderated by Desirée Pacheco (IESE Business School).

The panel will be followed by networking drinks giving you the chance to connect with other leaders, entrepreneurs and sustainability professionals. 

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Andrea Baldo

Andrea Baldo was CEO of GANNI, an affordable luxury fashion brand, from 2018 until April 2024. He led the firm through a period of exponential global growth, and led its sustainable transformation, which was recognized by receiving the highest Certified B Corp score for a contemporary fashion brand, and listed as TIME’s 100 Most influential company in 2023. Prior to joining GANNI, Baldo was CEO of the Italian leather goods brand Coccinelle and General Manager of luxury houses Marni and Maison Martin Margiela as well as holding a number of top management positions at Diesel. Baldo is an Executive Fellow of Strategic Management at IESE Business School.

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Riccardo Bellini

Riccardo Bellini was CEO of Chloé until December 2023. Under his leadership, Chloé evolved towards a purpose-driven business model, which led it to become a certified B Corporation in 2021 and receive the WWD Corporate Citizenship Honor in 2023. Before Chloé, Riccardo was CEO of Maison Margiela, and Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Diesel. Riccardo is an AMP from IESE Business School.

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Desirée Pacheco

Desirée Pacheco is Professor of Entrepreneurship with a background in management and technology consulting at Accenture. Dr. Pacheco studies sustainable business and how environmental and social ventures establish legitimacy and overcome barriers to scale. She also investigates the strategies that entrepreneurs use to effect institutional changes such as policy shifts and altering industry norms, and examines the influence of social movements on emerging industries. Dr. Pacheco is recognized for her impactful contributions to the study of organizations and the natural environment. Her work is extensively published in top-tier academic journals.

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