Since 2011 Positive Luxury has been helping organisations adapt to the new climate economy. We developed ESG+, a proprietary sustainability assessment for the luxury industry with a unique focus on innovation. Organisations that we certify receive the Butterfly Mark, a globally respected trust mark that is independent evidence of their positive impact on nature and society.
To accelerate the sustainability efforts of the luxury industry and keep our clients ahead of cultural and economic shifts, we provide world-class assessment and certification, reporting, insights, advisory services and an industry-leading knowledge programme. These services allow our growing community of brands, suppliers and retailers to innovate, inspire, and evolve towards a fully sustainable business model.
Positive Luxury’s origin lies in the chance meeting of Sir David Attenborough and co-founder Diana Verde Nieto, his inspiring story of the Large Blue Butterfly – which died out in the British Isles in 1979 – and the dedication of the scientist who successfully reintroduced it by unravelling the intricate web of interdependencies necessary for its survival.
Identifying the luxury industry as one that could drive enormous positive change, Diana and serial entrepreneur Karen Hanton founded Positive Luxury and the Butterfly Mark certification in 2011.
We work together with our Sustainability Council to ensure that our assessment is rigorous, independent, and in line with international standards and best practices. The council is comprised of experts across multiple disciplines from over 22 leading global organisations.
Global Head for Sustainability and Circular Economy
Executive Director, Education
Senior Programme Officer for Business and Biodiversity
Co-founder and CEO
JASON JAY, PH.D.
Senior Lecturer & Director, Sustainability Initiative
Executive Director of Change Leadership for Sustainability Program
Global Inclusion & Diversity Managing Director
Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer & Executive Vice President
CEO and Founder
Brand Development Lead
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director, CSR and Coach Foundation
JEANNETTE FERRAN ASTORGA
Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility
Culture & Inclusion Expert, Founder of The Inclusion Agilist
Senior Advisor & Former SVP Operations
Sustainability Expert, Founder of La Dame à la Licorne
Our team of luxury and sustainability experts works together to create a culture that values purpose, collaboration, excellence and optimism above all else. We are united by a shared mission of shaping a sustainable future for luxury.
Diana Verde Nieto
Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Special Projects Manager
Senior Account Manager
Business Development Manager
Claudia Titi Libai
Senior Social Media Executive
Account Executive and Sustainability Consultant
Account and Content Executive