Francesca Romana Rinaldi is part of the research team at SDA Bocconi School of Management Sustainability Lab where she directs the activities of the "SDA Bocconi Monitor for Circular Fashion".
At SDA Bocconi she is director of the Circular Fashion Masterclass. At MAFED – Master in Fashion, Experience and Design Management she is coordinating the course CSR in Fashion and several field projects in fashion sustainability.
Her research activities focus on traceability, transparency and circularity in fashion. As Expert 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 investigating on the role of traceability and transparency in garment and footwear. As Project Manager and Communications coordinator of the COSME project “Small but perfectly formed: accelerating the rise of circular and sustainable SMEs in fashion” at Bocconi University – ICRIOS she is investigating on the specific needs of the SMEs in circular fashion.
She is author of “Fashion Industry 2030” (Egea-BUP, 2019), co-author of “The Responsible Fashion Company” (Greenleaf Publishing - Routledge, 2014) and "L'Impresa Moda Responsabile" (Egea, 2013).
She is executive consultant for companies in the fashion and luxury industries with a focus on sustainability management, business model innovation and digital strategies. 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 2019 she has created the Instagram community @fashionindustry_2030 to open a discussion with opinion leaders and experts about the future of fashion.
Francesca Romana earned a MSc in Economics and Management at Bocconi University (2004), the Teaching Excellence Program SDA Bocconi (2013) and a PhD at IULM (2018).