Luxury is an industry despite having other definitions and given the economic expansion of different economic groups, globalisation, and democratisation of luxury items, this industry is no longer composed of small niche companies as it used to be. It represents a true macroeconomic sector, targeting large numbers and under the direction of managers. And consumers have also changed their buying behaviour, being conscious of the choices they make when purchasing a product and/or service from a particular brand and taking into account the culture of that company, its social responsibility actions, and its commitment to sustainability.
Sustainable luxury requires truly excellent social and environmental performance. Sustainable luxury would not only be the vehicle for greater respect for the environment and social development, but it will also be synonymous with culture, art, and innovation from different nationalities while maintaining the legacy of local craftsmanship. It is also a return to the ancestral essence of luxury, careful buying, artisanal manufacturing, the aesthetic beauty of materials in their broadest sense, and respect for social and environmental issues.
The Global Nano Sustainable Luxury Management is 40 hours long and its main focus is to train managers to understand the specificities of sustainable luxury business management and to form conscientious and skilled managers to work in the sector. The programme brings together experts and teachers from France, India, Africa, and Latin America contributing with brands and projects established to recreate the luxury towards sustainability and is a partnership project between SKEMA Business School, SKEMA Brazil, and the Centre for Sustainable Luxury Studies.
The programme offers a complete, multi sectorial and exhaustive vision of the integration between management and sustainability in the luxury sector: from the creation of sustainable value analysed from a strategic perspective, to the traceability analysis of the entire product value chain. It reveals how a sustainable luxury brand is created and developed, analysing the role of innovation, design and craftsmanship. Consider also, distribution channels, e-commerce and digital communication.
Part one Unit 1: Luxury
Unit 2: Sustainable luxury
- An introduction to luxury and the luxury industry
- The basic features of luxury and the premium segment (and the segments below luxury)
- Strategies and differences (the story of the last decades and the present of the luxury sector)
- The luxury consumer
- The luxury consumer and its perceptions. What are the factors influencing consumer demand for luxury?
- Societal shifts and consumers behaviours changes
- Sustainable development, the impact, the evolution and the influences on business management
- Sustainable business
- The drivers of sustainable luxury
Unit 3: Sustainable luxury management
Unit 4: Brand management
- Creating sustainable value
- Creating a culture for shared value through luxury on both the brands and the consumers sides
- How to create and develop a sustainable luxury brand
- The brand in sustainable luxury
- Brand identity, brand management and team work
- The value of local identity and the COO effect
Unit 5: Creativity and innovation
- Creation, creativity and innovation
- The CEO/creative relationship
- Design and craftsmanship in luxury and sustainable luxury
- Design, craftsmanship, the artisans behind the piece, and the collaboration with the designer
- New sustainable packagings and traceability
- IP and fighting against fakes, parallel importations and markets and grey markets
- Limitations to technology developments
Part two Unit 6: Value chain and traceability
- Sustainable management of the value chain
- The importance of "traceability"
Unit 7: Biodiversity and luxury
- Understanding the relationship between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and business
- Integrating biodiversity into a broader sustainability strategy
- Building the business case for biodiversity
Unit 8: Distribution channels
- Retail, flagship stores, wholesale, pop-ups, licenses, duty-free stores
- On line distribution and electronic commerce
- How to improve their sustainability?
Unit 9: Communication and digital communication
- Traditional communication, the emergence of the digital and its impact on luxury consumption
- Clients involvement
- The global sustainable coherency
Unit 10: Integrating workshop
- Analysing a cases studies to integrate each of the units
Classes and teaching methodology
The course consists of nine synchronous or asynchronous + one synchronous weekly class, of 4 hours each. Concepts will be applied to real situations and contexts to maximise the exchange of ideas between participants and teachers. Each class presents a perfect balance of a careful selection of bibliography, cases, and discussions in order to diagnose for decision-making and guide the participants to action.
This nano programme will be taught in English.
A SKEMA Business School is accredited by the Ministry of Education of Brazil and the course has the character of an extension course and a certificate will be issued.
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