Francois-Henri Pinault


One wouldn’t normally associate activism with a luxury-goods giant like Kering, which owns Saint Laurent, Gucci, and Bottega Veneta, among many other brands. But in May, the conglomerate released its first-ever Environmental Profit and Loss statement, which detailed the impacts its businesses had on the planet. CEO Francois-Henri Pinault has also led a charge to fight counterfeit goods, with a federal lawsuit against Alibaba (the Chinese, and has organized Kering’s Women in Motion initiative to engage with women’s rights issues.



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