Letting Go Of 2012

As the year ends, can you identify a personal transition you went through in 2012? What is it that you left behind? What is it that you brought more into your life? What is it that you committed to? Change requires letting go and  letting come. I often ignore how difficult it is to let go. Economists call it sunk costs. Buddhists call it attachment.... Read more

Elegant Disruption – how luxury and society can change each other for good

Just over five years ago I began working on the luxury industry.  I thought, why cant these elite brands not excel in social and environmental performance? I researched, wrote and produced the report Deeper Luxury for WWF-UK, and it triggered a bit of a furore in the fashion press and wider luxury industry (about 8000 sites now link to the report).... Read more

Teaming Up for Massive Change in 2012

Everywhere we turn, we hear people asking “how long can it go on?” Whether it is financial crisis in the West, environmental pollution in the East, or increasing prices and natural disasters everywhere, there’s a growing sense of dystopia, and of the need for more fundamental reform of our economic and political systems. Mass protests... Read more

Future of Luxury on the Horizon in Latin America

The world’s first sustainable luxury award winners were announced in Buenos Aires earlier this month. The awards recognise outstanding leadership towards sustainable luxury, and are open to any company with a business connection to Latin America. All the winners were small enterprises, which indicates how entrepreneurs, and their young companies,... Read more

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World’s 1st benchmarking of ethical performance of luxury jewellery

Top jewellery brands are failing to meet the growing expectations of customers for ethical sourcing of metals and gemstones, thereby providing opportunities for new brands to emerge, according to an independent report. Published by Fair Jewelry Action, a non-profit organisation promoting fairly traded jewellery, and strategy advisers Lifeworth Consulting,... Read more

Lifeworth Annual Review and Preview 2010/11

Lifeworth Consulting is a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development through influencing enterprise and investment. We also run Lifeworth.com, the jobs portal for responsible enterprise. Reflecting on our year, in each of our specialist areas during 2010 we sensed people realising the need for far greater change than they currently seek... Read more

Sustainability in the Wellness Sector – why now?

What has CSR and sustainability to offer the wellness industry, and vice versa? That was the topic addressed by Lifeworth founder Dr Jem Bendell in a keynote for the Wellness Summit in Singapore on October 14th. The talk aimed to invite wellness professionals to take sustainability to heart and integrate it in what they offer clients and how they relate... Read more

News on the Authentic Luxury Network

THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT TO MEMBERS OF WWW.AUTHENTICLUXURY.NET – WHICH IS HOSTED BY LIFEWORTH CONSULTING. …We are now almost 600 members, sharing more than 200 photos of our work, and 50 blogs on our views and news. Check in to www.authenticluxury.net to see what’s being shared, or to share. It’s been a busy season for authentic... Read more

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... Read more

Be Considered for Luxury Brand CSR Award – Lifeworth CEO Judges Walpole Awards

Attention all British Luxury brands, or fans of them: Be considered for Walpole’s Luxury Brand CSR award 2010. Deadline July 16th. Walpole is a not for profit organisation that furthers the interests of the British Luxury industry. Its membership comprises of over 130 of Britain’s most prestigious companies, including Asprey, Alfred Dunhill,... Read more


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