The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Climate Action Week
for Fashion & Apparel

The Scandinavian Textile Initiative For Climate Action (STICA)

Climate Action Week for Fashion & Apparel

Voluntary Industry Organizations & Climate Initiatives: How Effective Are They & What More Can They Do?

During the past decade a number of global and regional voluntary industry initiatives and members organizations emerged to help accelerate climate action in the apparel and textiles industry, including STICA.
Some of the key questions we covered in this session included:
Are the current voluntary initiatives and industry platforms effective for driving climate action at the pace and scale required?
What are their strengths and weaknesses?
What have they achieved to date? What are they currently doing?
What inights do they have for the rest of us?
What more could they be doing and what help do they need?


Lindita Xhaferi-Salihu, Business engagement lead, UN Climate Change
Lindita Xhaferi Salihu leads work on business engagement in climate action as part of UN Climate Change wider Global Climate Action work. She supported high-level political negotiations for the UN Mission in Kosovo, managed public diplomacy activities and coordinated a series of global multi-stakeholder engagements and forums under the UNFCCC Sustainable Development Mechanisms. She developed global initiatives such as the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action and the UNFCCCs Sports for Climate Action and works closely with a variety of coalitions and stakeholders to rally businesses on an ambitious pathway towards decarbonization.
Beth Jensen, Director, Climate and Nature Impact, Textile Exchange
Beth Jensen is Director of Climate+ Impact at Textile Exchange, the leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the use of sustainable materials and fibers within the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industries. She oversees the evolution and implementation of Textile Exchange’s “Climate+” strategy, supporting the industry’s efforts to achieve beneficial outcomes in the areas of climate, biodiversity, soil health, and water. Prior to Textile Exchange, Beth held leadership roles overseeing and driving sustainable materials and products programs at VF Corporation, parent company for outdoor and active brands including Vans, The North Face, Timberland, and Smartwool; and at Outdoor Industry Association, the North American-based trade association for the outdoor apparel, footwear, and gear sector. She is based in Colorado, USA, and holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.
Laura Hohmann, Associate Director, Sustainable Supply Chains, CDP North America
Laura Hohmann currently leads CDP’s sustainable supply chain work focusing on the North American market and its massive value chain impacts. She also serves as the global lead for renewable energy and sector engagement initiatives like the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action in partnership with the United Nations Climate Change team. Prior to advising S&P500 companies on their environmental supply chain management at CDP, she worked with UNDESA and the Center on Global Energy Policy. Laura holds a master’s degree in climate science from Columbia University as well as a master’s in Sustainability Economics from the University of Oldenburg in her native Germany.

Media partner:

Scroll to top