Francesca Romana Rinaldi, PhD, teaches at Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi where she is coordinating the course CSR in Fashion & Luxury at MAFED – Master in Fashion, Experience and Design Management. She is also part of the SDA Bocconi Sustainability Lab. She is Director of the Master in Fashion Direction: Brand & Business Management and the New Sustainable Fashion short course at Milano Fashion Institute (inter-university consortium among Bocconi University, Cattolica University and Polythecnic of Milan).
She is Expert Co-Lead of the “Policy Recommendation” group in the UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) project “Enhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Industry”.
She is Author of “Fashion Industry 2030” (Bocconi University Press, 2019) and Co-author of "L'Impresa Moda Responsabile" (Egea, 2013), “The Responsible Fashion Company” (Greenleaf Publishing - Routledge, 2014).
As an executive consultant she supports companies in the Fashion and Luxury industries with a focus on brand management, sustainability, digital strategies and business model innovation. She is often invited as speaker at international forums and involved for interviews by Italian TV channels such as RAI, LA7, Canale 5, SKY and some international channels.
In 2010 she has created the Bio-Fashion blog (http://bio-fashion.blogspot.com) with the objective of raising awareness on Sustainability in Fashion and Luxury.
In 2019 she has created the Instagram community @fashionindustry_2030 to open a discussion with opinion leaders and experts about the future of fashion.