Apparel Impact Institute Welcomes Industry Engagement Director Stephanie Warrick
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SAN FRANCISCO (August 2, 2022) – Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), a leading organization for driving scalable solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, today announced the appointment of Stephanie Warrick as Industry Engagement Director.
In this position, Warrick will be responsible for establishing, maintaining and building Aii’s programmatic partnerships with global brands, manufacturers and service providers. She will develop and maintain projects, strategies and tools for industry partners working towards environmental impact goals, while maintaining visibility and alignment across Aii’s programs to maximize and grow program results related to environmental impact and revenue. Warrick will report to Chief Impact Officer Kurt Kipka.
“We are thrilled to welcome Stephanie to the team,” said Kipka. “Her vast experience in goal-setting, global supply chain management and sustainability has given her the type of deep industry knowledge necessary to drive our most strategic industry partnerships. We look forward to the leadership and influence she will bring to Aii’s and the industry.”
Warrick comes to Aii with more than a decade of knowledge in sustainability in the sporting goods and pharmaceutical industries, holding in-house roles at Lululemon, Nike and AstraZeneca. Her commitment to supply chain sustainability throughout her career has refined her subject matter expertise in environmental impact reduction and leveraging technology to drive program success.
As Senior Sustainability Manager at Lululemon, she worked with a broad range of stakeholders to drive progress towards their science-based emissions target and other environmental performance metrics. Prior to Lululemon, Warrick developed AstraZeneca’s responsible supply chain strategy and led strategic planning for its Ambition Zero Carbon program. She has also held several sustainability roles at Nike where she managed program implementation for the materials supply chain and developed the retail sustainability strategy.
“It is such an exciting time to join Aii,” said Warrick. “This industry is well-positioned to accelerate our pace of change through Aii’s portfolio of programs. The impact we have working together makes it easier for suppliers to reduce their emissions and for brands to progress their climate efforts. I’m confident that Aii’s approach will serve as a model other industries imitate in the future.”
Warrick began her career working in energy efficiency and renewable energy where she implemented distributed energy generation systems and consulted on smart grid technologies. She holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems, both from The University of Akron in Ohio.
About Apparel Impact Institute (Aii)
Aii identifies, funds, scales and measures proven quality solutions to accelerate positive impact in the fashion industry. Aii looks for scalable solutions and best practices that can be applied to the entire value chain. By improving upon the environmental footprint of the current industrial model the key to unlocking the future will involve new innovations of materials, manufacturing and business models. Learn more: www.apparelimpact.org or www.fashionclimatefund.org