Fashion CEO Agenda
The Fashion CEO Agenda is a guide to what every fashion leader needs to prioritise to future-proof their company. The publication outlines the most pressing issues and the biggest opportunities for environmental and social impact and provides guidance on how to move from words to action.
The Fashion CEO Agenda is intended as a tool for executives of brands, retailers and producers, presenting five socio-environmental sustainability priorities the industry should focus on in order to secure prosperity for people and communities while working within planetary boundaries.
In a first for the publication, the Fashion CEO Agenda 2023 also includes subsequent action areas for brands, retailers, and producers, which have been established through several years of stakeholder engagement and reinforced through GFA and UNEP’s global Fashion Industry Target Consultation. Although they are not exhaustive, the actions are believed to have reached a reasonable consensus across industry stakeholders and topical experts and be material and meaningful.
Accompanying the Fashion CEO Agenda is the 2030 Fashion Sector Vision, which presents where the sector at large should be in relation to each priority area within seven years’ time – a critical milestone on the road to net positive by 2050. It is important to acknowledge that companies’ ability to deliver on these actions, require significant effort, investment, and multi-stakeholder action, with the support of governments and financial institutions in the creation of an enabling environment to scale industry transformation, while empowering citizens and consumers.
Respectful and Secure Work Environments
Better Wage Systems
Smart Material Choices
To further support all actors in taking action, regardless of where they are in their journey and their position in the value chain, GFA published its second GFA Monitor report in 2023. The GFA Monitor has two main objectives: presenting industry progress on the five sustainability priorities – utilising insights and milestones tested in the Fashion Industry Target Consultation – and offering a converged overview of proven existing tools, programmes, and best practices that can be applied today.