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Developing a high-level fashion sector guide for the science-based targets for nature

Summary

The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) approached Little Blue Research to develop high-level fashion sector based guidance on the science-based targets for nature.

Client description

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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Contributors: Science Based Target Network (SBTN), The Fashion Pact, Conservation International, Textile Exchange

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Client need

CISL required support to develop a high-level primer for the fashion, apparel and textiles industry to provide an introduction to the science-based targets for nature and their application within the industry for those in the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), lead sustainability roles and those addressing biodiversity topics in their organisation.

The challenge

Developing high level guidance for the fashion, apparel, & textile industry alongside the development of the cross-sectoral target setting standards by the SBTN.

Condensing detailed technical standards into high-level sector specific guidance intended for sustainability leaders and those addressing biodiversity topics within the fashion, apparel & textiles sector.

The results

Developing guidance that included:

An overview of the science-based targets for nature with a fashion, apparel & textiles sector lens.

A detailed case study including:
- an example of how to set targets for fresh water and land-use, with calculation steps;
- common industry challenges and options to address these.

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