In 2013, the EOG made a commitment to increase resources and employ a full time CSR and sustainability expert. After a thorough recruitment process, the Swiss national has been employed to the newly created position (part-time project manager Vanessa Knowles will continue to work with the association on CSR and sustainability on a consultancy basis).
In a varied career, Pamela Ravasio has worked in higher education, for leading businesses and as a consultant, liaising closely with textile and fashion businesses, as well as NGOs. Multi-lingual, she has been based in Europe and Asia, and now lives in the UK. Ravasio holds a range of professional qualifications relating to textiles, fashion, CSR and sustainability, along with a PhD in industrial and production management. She is a published author and editor in the textile field, as well as the founder of an award winning ethical fashion blog.
Mark Held, general secretary of the EOG, comments:
“The nature of the outdoor industry is to be progressive whenever possible and the EOG is increasing its focus and resources to support the CSR and sustainability needs of our membership. During the recruitment process, Pamela greatly impressed us with her knowledge, passion and appetite for the complex tasks at hand, and we are sure she will prove to be a great asset to the membership and our industry.”
Pamela Ravasio adds:
“This is a very exciting opportunity for me and, I hope, for the EOG. In a young and dynamic sector such as the outdoor industry, collaboration will be a key definer in the fields of CSR and sustainability. As such I am looking forward to making strong progress in both, working closely with members, stakeholders and other partners.”
Pamela Ravasio is keen to work with association members and others in the industry with an interest in CSR and sustainability issues. She can be contacted on Pamela.Ravasio@europeanoutdoorgroup.com or +44 (0) 1539 727255. For more information about the European Outdoor Group visit www.europeanoutdoorgroup.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.