Insights on Sustainable Luxury 2.0

At Lifeworth Consulting one of our three main programme areas is luxury brand strategies in relation to responsible business and sustainable development. As part of that work we have researched and written key reports, benchmarked high jewellery firms, developed ethics policies and guidelines for high jewellery clients, adjudicated on luxury CSR awards and spoken around the world on the need and opportunity for more responsible luxury. To help professionals in this sector connect with each other to achieve social and environmental excellence, in 2007 we founded the Authentic Luxury Network.

Now we are pleased to be participating in and promoting a new initiative to encourage sharing between brands on their CSR. Organised by Christopher H. Cordey, who is the founder of sustainable luxury consulting firm WholeBeauty and an associate of Lifeworth, the “Atelier for Sustainable Excellence” meets for the first time in Lausanne in September. Participating includes the Gucci Group, Jaeger-LeCoulture, Rosy Blue Diamonds, WWF, HEC Lausanne University and other luxury brands, as well as NGO and Corporate Responsibility experts.

Lifeworth’s Ian Doyle will be speaking about “Social Innovation in the Ethical Sourcing of Precious Gemstones”. He will describe trends in consumer and industry interest in ethical sourcing of gemstones, the key issues and action areas, including the importance of traceability, relationship building and a development focus, before presenting some examples of social innovation in practice.

More information on the event is at

  • Share/Bookmark