Kering Partners with Tsinghua University and IFM to Introduce a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Sustainable Fashion

In celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France in 2024, Kering has once again partnered with Tsinghua University and Institut Français de la Mode to unveil a new online course titled “Fashion Sustainability – Global Perspectives and China Practices.” This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) welcomes university students and individuals globally who are passionate about advancing sustainable fashion.

Kering has been committed to nurturing innovative talents and empowering young generations for years. Through collaborative efforts with internationally renowned institutions and universities, the company aims to establish enduring sustainability by developing relevant educational programs.

Leveraging the educational resources of top-tier universities and industry support, the course offers a robust theoretical foundation, a global perspective, and insights into cutting-edge industry trends. Covering various dimensions of sustainable fashion, the curriculum provides a holistic understanding of the sustainability value chain operating model and offers pioneering insights into industry transformation.

Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability and Institutional Affairs Officer of Kering, expresses excitement about the collaboration with Tsinghua University, stating, “We, at Kering, have the responsibility to encourage young people to actively learn and explore sustainability and advocate for it as a daily practice in their career development.”

Jinqing Cai, President of Kering Greater China, emphasizes the importance of collaboration and innovation in promoting sustainable development. The program is launched in partnership with Tsinghua University and IFM not only to transmit knowledge and skills but also to sustain dialogues with the younger generation, fostering an ‘industry-academia-research’ joint ecosystem of sustainability.

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