The Fashion Institute of Technology will recognize Nadja Swarovski and Laurent Claquin at the 2019 Sustainable Business and Design Conference and Annual Awards Gala.
Swarovski and Claquin will participate in panel discussions at the conference, which takes place April 3 and 4, and will be honored at the gala on the evening of April 3 at the American Museum of Natural History. This is the first year that FIT will bring these two signature events together to acknowledge the college’s institutional commitment to creative and compassionate sustainability.
Swarovski, the first female member of the Swarovski executive board since the company’s founding in 1895, will be given the Social Impact in Sustainability Award. She has led Swarovski’s global sustainability efforts since 2012, bringing responsible, ethical and environmental standards to the company’s business practices.
Claquin, president of Kering Americas, will receive the Corporate Innovation in Sustainability Award on behalf of Kering. At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Kering was recognized as the most sustainable company in the world for the fashion and luxury industries, as well as the second most sustainable company across all industries globally.
The black-tie annual awards gala will be hosted by model, activist and social impact entrepreneur