Job Description

You will assist the Impact team which is responsible for GFA’s thought leadership publications; namely the Fashion CEO Agenda and the GFA Monitor, as well as the Fashion Industry Target Consultation and Impact Programmes such as the Circular Fashion Partnership. As the Sustainability Assistant, you will work closely with the Sustainability Manager to assist in the development of content and coordination of launch activations for GFA’s thought leadership publications and the Fashion Industry Target Consultation.

ASSIGNMENTS

  • Carry out research tasks to inform publications and consultation content. Research can cover topics across both social and environmental sustainability – refer to our Fashion CEO Agenda priority framework here
  • Assist the coordination of meetings, events, launches (online and in-person) related to Impact team activities, including our flagship event – Global Fashion Summit
  • Support coordination of communications (SoMe, Newsletter, Events, Website, other) between Impact and Communication teams
  • Keep the team updated on the latest industry movements, new reports, key stakeholder activities of relevance to our workstreams
  • Research possible other thought leadership avenues and formats to best inspire and mobilise industry action
  • Manage the Impact team’s general mailbox – responding to enquiries regarding publications and the Fashion Industry Target Consultation
  • Support the team in any ad hoc duties and internal administration support
  • Assist in the maintenance of our CRM database
  • Assist with office tasks together with the organisation’s other interns

 

ATTRIBUTES

  • Currently studying for a bachelor’s or master’s degree with an interest in developing your professional skills through practical experience
  • Are passionate about social and environmental sustainability within the textile and apparel sector
  • Have studied and or have experience in the sustainability field
  • Have a high-spirited work attitude and embrace challenges with a positive mindset
  • Extremely organised, can take the initiative, work independently, and take on responsibility for assignments
  • Can adapt to different work tasks, and are willing to work flexible hours around key deadlines and events
  • Possess strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Proficient user of Mac, Outlook, Google, Zoom, Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams)
  • A team player, pro-active, enthusiastic and sociable with a positive outlook

The internship is a great opportunity to obtain relevant experience in sustainability and gain insight into the fashion industry in general. Interns must currently be enrolled at a higher education institution.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to APPLY@GLOBALFASHIONAGENDA.COM and state the position you are applying for in the subject line. Application deadline is 13 January 2023, with interviews taking place the following week.

 

 

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to accelerate impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it drives action by mobilising, inspiring, influencing and educating all stakeholders.

 

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and is behind the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit, the Innovation Forum, thought leadership publications including The GFA Monitor,  Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership and the Global Circular Fashion Forum.

 

In partnership with its Strategic Partners, ASOS, BESTSELLER, Global Fashion Group, H&M Group, Kering, Nike, PVH Corp., Ralph Lauren Corporation and Target, and our Strategic Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company, Global Fashion Agenda spearheads the fashion industry’s journey towards a more sustainable future. Through its work, Global Fashion Agenda reaches thousands of stakeholders including brands, innovators, NGOs, policy makers, manufacturers, investors and more.

 

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic.

 

GFA is an international team, with headquarters in Copenhagen and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

 

Please note that due to limited office space to expect hot-desking and flexibility in where you work. The GFA office is located in a building with great access to several shared working spaces for your use.

Participate in the consultation

Fashion Industry Target Consultation

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation is a multi-stakeholder project led by Global Fashion Agenda and the UN Environment Programme to identify and converge existing industry aligned targets to establish a holistic industry route of travel towards a net-positive fashion industry.

Global Fashion Agenda is looking for a motivated intern to join our production team. The internship is full-time and begins 15th of February 2023 and lasts five months.

 

 

Assignments

The production team at Global Fashion Agenda is responsible for the overall planning and execution of our flagship event Global Fashion Summit, the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. The event requires dedicated planning, coordination, and handling and this is where we need your help. As part of a Summit with many moving parts, you will help ensure that Global Fashion Summit 2023 will be Global Fashion Agenda’s best production yet.

 

As Event Production Assistant, you will work with tasks involving:

  • Project coordination of events and production tasks leading up to Global Fashion Summit, e.g. support in organising and setting up side events, coordinating the implementation of fashion exhibitions at the Summit venue, organising goodie bags, coordination with production partners etc.
  • Coordination of and contact with volunteers from all over the world, as well as having the role as Volunteer Manager during the Summit
  • Assist in setting up for the Summit, as well as managing the event throughout the Summit days

 

During your stay, you will gain insight into leading global initiatives within sustainability in the fashion industry as well as key hands-on experience with event planning by taking part in all stages of the planning and execution process.

 

You…

  • are a student at a higher education institution with an interest in developing your professional skills through practical experience
  • preferably have a background within event coordination, planning or similar
  • are outgoing, have a high-spirited work attitude, and embrace challenges with a positive mind
  • can take initiative, work independently and take on responsibility for assignments
  • can adapt to different work situations and are willing to work flexible hours
  • possess strong English communication skills, both written and spoken
  • care about sustainability as a successful business driver

 

 

About Global Fashion Agenda & Global Fashion Summit

Global Fashion Agenda is the foremost thought leadership and advocacy forum for industry collaboration and public-private cooperation on sustainability in fashion. As a non-profit organisation, Global Fashion Agenda’s mission is to mobilise and guide the fashion industry to take bold action on sustainability through the development of yearly guidelines, reports, and its flagship event Global Fashion Summit, which has been spearheading the movement for over a decade.

 

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship, and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. Global Fashion Agenda is an international team based in Copenhagen, with English as the office language.

 

For more information, visit globalfashionagenda.org

 

APPLY

Please send an application along with your CV to Global Fashion Agenda’s Production Manager at apply@globalfashionagenda.com. Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line. The application deadline is 30 January 2023. We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and therefore will allow ourselves to close the job posting once the right candidate has been found.

 

The internship is a great opportunity to obtain relevant experience in sustainability during your education and gain insight into the fashion industry in general. Interns must currently be enrolled at a higher education institution.

 

As Global Fashion Agenda is committed to diversity and inclusion, we encourage all applicants no matter age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion, or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

Participate in the consultation

Fashion Industry Target Consultation

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation is a multi-stakeholder project led by Global Fashion Agenda and the UN Environment Programme to identify and converge existing industry aligned targets to establish a holistic industry route of travel towards a net-positive fashion industry.

Job description

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is seeking an experienced programme manager (medior role) who will play a pivotal role in the realisation of impact-oriented programmes to accelerate the fashion industry towards more (environmentally & socially) sustainable and circular systems.

We are looking for a driven individual with demonstrated project management skills who can help us to plan, manage and deliver on programmatic milestones together with our various partners and grantors across the globe. The programme manager will be responsible for managing budgets and developing periodic status reports.

Working closely with the Director of Impact Programmes & Sustainability, the right candidate will:

  • Independently drive programmes and deliverables with abundant self-motivation and autonomy in a fast-paced role
  • Confidently apply organisational experience to transform concepts into actionable plans (from helicopter view to detailed execution)
  • Sensitively navigate partners’ needs, while steering towards a common objective
  • Comfortably carry responsibility for meeting and reporting on timely deliverables
  • Contribute industry expertise and insights into impact-oriented programmes

You will report to the Director of Impact Programmes & Sustainability and be part of the GFA sustainability team, which is responsible for publications such as the Fashion CEO Agenda, GFA Monitor and Fashion on Climate, and programmes such as the Circular Fashion Partnership.

About the programmes

Through its role as an industry convener and communicator, GFA pinpointed the need to facilitate cross-sectoral and pre-competitive collaborations to achieve a net-positive industry, one that puts back more into society, the environment, and the global economy than it takes out.

In 2020, GFA and several regional partners launched the Circular Fashion Partnership in Bangladesh, a cross-sectoral project to spur local action in textile manufacturing countries to accelerate and scale recycling of post-industrial textile waste – an important step in a journey towards upstream circularity. The project demonstrated a business case for doing so and since 2022, GFA is working with partners to address barriers in Bangladesh as well as expand the programme to other key manufacturing countries, including Viet Nam and Cambodia.

GFA plans to facilitate more impact-oriented programmes where it can use its convening & communicating characteristics to accelerate sustainable transformation. Programmes will be developed within the Fashion CEO Agenda framework, focused on: Better Wage Systems, Respectful & Secure Work Environments, Circular Systems, Efficient Use of Resources and Smart Material Choices.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Implement circularity programmes with project partners in Asia
  • Manage comprehensive grant proposals with accompanying project plans & budgets and organise financial administration
  • Manage and monitor partner-relationships, including preparing for and leading meetings
  • Follow-up on results of project, assessing impacts and developing impact reports for moreover grantors
  • Support in (realisation of tools for) fundraising
  • Coordinate between teams for the realisation of moreover communication materials and events
  • Engage stakeholders and represent GFA as a spokesperson in the region


The ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a project/programme manager
  • A “Yes We Can” mentality, optimistic, independent and problem-solving attitude
  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing) – additional languages are a plus
  • Understanding of the fashion industry, sustainability, circularity and/or garment manufacturing
  • Experience in developing grant proposals for, and managing large-scale programmes and consortia, including also detailed technical and financial reporting
  • Experience working for international companies, and managing the complexities of global projects with multiple cultures
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills to interact and engage with various stakeholders, while being diplomatic, energetic and convincing with great attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Interest in working in a fast pace, dynamic, challenging and team-oriented work environment

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA

Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring, and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and convenes the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit, the Innovation Forum, thought leadership publications including Fashion CEO Agenda and Fashion on Climate, and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership.

Our company values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team of 25 people with its headquarters in Copenhagen, and with team members currently working from cities across Europe and English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.

HOW TO APPLY

Send your CV and short motivational letter (max. 300 words) to our Director of Impact Programmes & Sustainability Holly Syrett via apply@globalfashionagenda.org before January 5th. Please state the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Participate in the consultation

Fashion Industry Target Consultation

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation is a multi-stakeholder project led by Global Fashion Agenda and the UN Environment Programme to identify and converge existing industry aligned targets to establish a holistic industry route of travel towards a net-positive fashion industry.

Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Impact Officer with experience from the international fashion industry and deep knowledge of sustainability in fashion, to lead the organisation’s thought leadership and content work.

The position is part of the executive leadership team with direct report to the Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate is based in Copenhagen, however more flexible arrangements can be made for the right candidate.

ABOUT GLOBAL FASHION AGENDA AND THE ROLE

Global Fashion Agenda is a non-profit organisation that fosters industry collaboration on sustainability in fashion to drive impact. With the vision of a net positive fashion industry, it accelerates action by mobilising, inspiring and educating all stakeholders.

The organisation has been leading the movement since 2009 and is behind the renowned international forum on sustainability in fashion, Global Fashion Summit (formerly known as Copenhagen Fashion Summit), the INNOVATION FORUM, thought leadership publications including FASHION CEO AGENDA and Fashion on Climate and impact programmes including the Circular Fashion Partnership.

The candidate will have a tremendous opportunity to further develop the newly adopted GFA strategy and translating it into action, while leading and working in close partnership with a dedicated, talented, international team. The Chief Impact Officer serves a crucial role in driving GFA’s thought leadership and position on key fashion sustainability topics.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Take part in the Executive Team to steer the overall direction of the organisation

Lead GFA’s content engagement with the GFA Steering Committee comprised of our 8-10 strategic partners from the fashion industry to align and develop key sustainability and impact topics for GFA to address. Work closely with GFA´s knowledge partner McKinsey to develop content that advances the state of the art.

Lead GFAs Impact Programmes and directing interaction with associated stakeholders, including

the Fashion CEO Agenda co-developed with the GFA Steering Committee that sets out the sustainability goals and priorities for the fashion industry

the GFA annual report that measures and reports the fashion industry’s progress against the Fashion CEO Agenda in collaboration with our data partner

the Circular Fashion Partnership, our local, hands-on initiative that aims to increase recycling of post-industrial textile waste in manufacturing countries, including managing the expansion of the programme to additional countries

Key research programmes on other GFA priorities such as climate change, circularity and better wage systems

Cooperate to the development of the GFA Academy which aims to strengthen and broaden the sustainability knowledge base of industry stakeholders, including the direction of master classes, roundtables, and explainers

Impact the content development of the annual Global Fashion Summit, the most significant event on sustainability in the global fashion industry, including direction of the Summit programme

Foster relationships with key international stakeholders as well as ensure GFA remains engaged with significant industry developments

KEY QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

Significant work experience on sustainability with a strong track record of impactful and pioneering content direction, including work in the international fashion industry. The ideal candidate also has experience from working in the non-profit sector.

Relevant graduate or post-graduate degree or qualification

Deep knowledge of sustainability topics in the international fashion industry

Solid business and stakeholder network in the international fashion industry including connections with businesses, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders

Proven leadership and team management experience and skills

Proven partnership and stakeholder management experience and skills

Proven fundraising experience and skills, either through direct experience or through management of relevant employees

Proficiency in system thinking, including a holistic understanding of topics within both social and environmental sustainability

Qualities, personal style and approach

A collaborative, and can-do attitude to work

The ability to thrive in a flexible and dynamic workplace

Strong drive and ambition in driving the sustainability agenda in fashion

Experience in leading and undertaking research on sustainability topics

Excellent writing and communication skills

Fluency in English (writing and speaking) is a must; fluency in another language is a plus

APPLY

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter (max. 400 words) to Miriam Lo, Chief of Staff: Alice@globalfashionagenda.org.

Participate in the consultation

Fashion Industry Target Consultation

The Fashion Industry Target Consultation is a multi-stakeholder project led by Global Fashion Agenda and the UN Environment Programme to identify and converge existing industry aligned targets to establish a holistic industry route of travel towards a net-positive fashion industry.