Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan is currently working for SGS as Environmental Services Manager-Asia, based at Hong Kong. He gained his diploma, bachelors and masters in Textile Technology from premier institutes of India. He was awarded doctorate from The Institute of Textiles and Clothing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University for his dissertation entitled,＂ Eco-functional Assessment of Grocery Shopping Bags＂ He also has more than seven years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, testing and sustainability evaluation of textiles and clothing materials. He was an outstanding student throughout his studies and bagged numerous awards and medals including many gold medals in his study period. He has more than 75 academic publications in various textiles and environmental journals to his credit. Additionally he has 2 patents, 2 books of chapter and over 20 books and numerous conference publications. He is acting as an editor, editorial board member and reviewer for many international peer-reviewed journals of textiles and environmental science disciplines. He is the editor-in-chief of Textiles and Clothing Sustainability journal of Springer. Additionally, he is one of the directors of Textile and Bioengineering Informatics Society, (TBIS) which is a charitable organization created to foster, develop and promote all aspects of science and technology in bioengineering of materials, fibers and textiles.
Dr. Miguel Angel Gardetti has been the head of the Center for Study of Corporate Sustainability (IESC) since its foundation in 2002, and he also holds the same position at the Center for Study of Sustainable Luxury. He has provided training within frameworks of executive education and in house programmes to CEOs and corporate managers from both domestic and multinational companies in Argentina and Latin America. In the field of textiles, fashion and sustainability, he has published intensely, for example, the special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on Textiles, Fashion and Sustainability and a book titled Sustainability in Fashion and Textiles; Values, Design, Production and Consumption. Miguel was a member of the United Nations Global Compact Promoting Group in Argentina and a member of its governance body--the Board of the Argentine Chapter of The Global Compact--for two consecutive terms. He was co-founder of the Global Compact Chair in Argentina, and he was also part of the task force that developed the ’Management Responsible Education Principles’ of the United Nations Global Compact.