With the continued rise of consumer eco-conciousness and supporting regulations. sustainability is now a business imperative for fashion businesses. There is an opportunity for companies to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives into business strategies and demonstrate impact. This appears more easily said than done though as measuring impact can be challenging due to the lack of transparent and consistent data, and the lack of standardisation of impact tools or the difficulty to identify the right ones.
This course serves as an introduction into the landscape of impact measurement and aims to provide a guide for startups and corporates to design their environmental, social, governance strategy for sustainability. It is ideal for executives who need to know how to build goals and measurements as a basis to communicate on business impact.
How will you learn?The online course is self-paced and includes a pre-assessment test, modules of interactive instruction combining a variety of formats such as videos, practical exercises, assignments, discussion forums and case studies. It concludes on a final assessment.
All participants who successfully complete the course will receive a MOTIF Certificate of Completion.
What will you learn?By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify target impact areas, socio-environmental priorities, develop theory of change and set their ESG goals
2. Measure business impact with the right tools and metrics that correspond to each goal using industry standards that allows for verifiability, comparability and aggregation
3. Communicate their quantifiable sustainability impact to show results to consumers, partners and investors.
Alexander Chan is currently the Co-Director of The Mills Fabrica, where he focuses on early-stage investments, incubation support and government/ policy related affairs.
Prior to joining Fabrica, Alexander worked in consulting and private equity focusing on consumer and TMT investments. He was previously part of Bain & Company’s Private Equity Group in Greater China focused on commercial due diligences and post-investment strategy as well as with Hillhouse Capital’s Outbound PE team focusing on bringing global brands from US/ Europe into China. Alexander previously also worked in venture capital with Bertelsmann Asia Investments in China as well as in government with the UK Cabinet Office where he focused on social impact investments.
Maggie is responsible for Incubation & Ecosystem at The Mills Fabrica. She manages Fabrica’s incubation programme by providing connections and exposure. She also curates the startup community through organizing ecosystem building initiatives and developing a new HK Startups Ecosystem Network.
Before joining The Mills Fabrica, she worked at a startup incubation hub leading the corporate innovation projects in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. She started her career as a banker, with over seven years of experience in credit analysis, client relationship management, corporate & digital strategy in Asia Pacific office. She covered apparel / footwear manufacturers, property developers and government entities.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the USA.
About The Mills Fabrica
Fabrica is the innovation arm of The Mills – dedicated to creating techstyle startup success stories and building a global techstyle community. We are an open platform for innovation, facilitating collaboration between startups, brands, retailers, manufacturers, academic and research institutions and more.
We run a cross-border incubation programme both in Hong Kong and the UK, bridging the east and the west to support techstyle startups through exposure, connections and advisory. This provides startups access to our global network no matter where they are in the world.