Kering has teamed up with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to launch a new chair at the IFM to drive scientific research on sustainability-related topics. The “IFM – Kering Sustainability Chair” will seek to create a research and teaching center in the fashion industry, doing research into all aspects of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). It will be headed by Andrée-Anne Lemieux, professor in charge of all sustainability-related initiatives at the IFM. Training modules dedicated to responsible fashion will be developed for both students and companies, covering the ready-to-wear, shoes, leathergoods, accessories and jewelry segments.