Hakan Karaosman is a sustainability management professional and award-winning researcher focusing on fashion supply chain sustainability. He began his career writing corporate reports on carbon footprint and social responsibility. He has been pursuing an academic career since 2013 and focuses on environmental and social justice in and across fashion supply chains. He has published a number of academic papers, book chapters, teaching cases and industrial reports.
He was the coordinator of the Manifesto: Unlocking Responsible Luxury, annual knowledge series published by Politecnico di Milano School of Management. He has also contributed to Forbes, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Women’s Wear Daily, Fashion Revolution, Financial TimesxThe Next Web, Fashinnovation, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica.
In February 2020, European Commission Research Executive Agency awarded Hakan with the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship award for the multi-stakeholder action research project, FReSCH (Fashion’s Responsible Supply Chain Hub) that he conducts with Prof. Donna Marshall at University College Dublin. He has served as a knowledge contributor for various multi-stakeholder actions, including State of Fashion 2018 - Searching for New Luxury, Sustainable Thinking Exhibit by Salvatore Ferragamo, Shaping a Sustainable Digital Future by PRADA, A New Awareness, andEnhancing Transparency and Traceability of Sustainable Value Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector by UNECE. He holds BSc. in Environmental Engineering, MSc. in Management in Engineering of Energy and Environment and double degree Ph.D. in Industrial Management.
Hakan has been appointed as the Brand Management Director and will be responsible for developing and managing the brand strategy and value-adding activities for IPSERA. This branding strategy will be used to identify and further use the resources and capabilities within the IPSERA community.
‘I am humbled and honoured to be part of the IPSERA family. Not only has IPSERA been utilising robust and rigorous scientific research as an instrument to help overcome some of the profound mismatches between practical and academic languages, but it also forges a path to show how to embrace diversity, equality and inclusivity. I am thrilled to be working within the executive committee alongside with some very special people under the world-class leadership of Donna Marshall’, states Hakan.