Time for Fashion ESG Transparency – WWD – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The time has come for fashion and retail to open up.

With core societal issues — from inequality to racial equity to climate change — reframing almost everything, people are increasingly looking to business leaders to be a force for change and good. 

And to do that, they have to be upfront with just where their companies are in their journey. 

“The moment has never been more profound,” said Alison Omens, chief strategy officer, of the nonprofit Just Capital, in a presentation titled, “Honesty Through Transparency: Rewriting the Consumer Narrative” at the Fairchild Media Sustainability Forum.  

“There’s such an urgency in this moment from all the stakeholders, from consumers to workers to the climate, if we think about the climate and our environment as a stakeholder,” Omens said. 

Just Capital tracks the environmental, social and governance, or ESG, progress at companies in the Russell 1000 index of the largest publicly traded firms. 

While ESG is a burning topic — for investors, companies and consumers — it’s an area that has


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