1. Only two big brands do enough to fight climate change, report claims: Levi’s and American Eagle are the only major companies with commitments that will bring them in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees, according to Standearth. – Read More on Vogue Business
2. Christian Dior criticized over China map, apologizes, upholds “one China.” French luxury brand Christian Dior apologized on Thursday and said it supported China’s territorial sovereignty after it was criticized for using a map of China that excluded Taiwan in a presentation. – Read More on CNBC
3. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard talks about the sustainability myth, the problem with Amazon—and why it’s not too late to save the planet. Over the past 46 years, Patagonia has become a billion-dollar global brand, making it the ultimate do-good-and-do-well company. – Read More on Fast Co.
4. Louis Vuitton welcomed Trump to the opening of its new factory. And yes, it was odd: “Can there be neutral ground when the players are a president who has made women, in general, along with immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community feel as though they are under siege, and a billionaire mogul who reaps tremendous profits from those very people?” – Read More on Washington Post
5. Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the Kardashians: The rise of celebrity retailers. While businesses have often seen other stores as their biggest rivals, the rich and famous are now a force to be reckoned with from a competitor perspective, as well. – Read More on Retail Dive
6. RETRO READ: With Haus Laboratories, Lady Gaga Wants to Crack the $500 Billion Beauty Market. This emotional connection to certain celebs, paired with oftentimes legitimately good product that aims to fill a market void (Rihanna’s sweeping variety of foundation shades that seek to serve a more diverse audience than any other existing brand, for instance), does not necessarily bode well for traditional beauty brands. – Read More on TFL