Rachel Mitchell is a Master’s candidate in the International Management programme at the American University of Paris, within the Sustainability Systems track. For her Master’s thesis, Rachel is researching the intersection of value theories and management practices, especially as it relates to carbon dioxide and other Greenhouse gas emissions.
Originally from Maine, she completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in American Studies at Kenyon College in Ohio. During her undergraduate programme, she studied abroad at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, in Copenhagen, Denmark and participated in the Newberry Library’s undergraduate research fellowship programme in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to AUP, she managed client relationships at a professional services firm in New York City.
As of 01 January 2023, both France and Germany ushered in new policies impacting fashion and textile firms aimed at curbing misleading labelling practices, bolstering environmental standards, and encouraging transparency along an opaque globalised supply chain.
Since the OECD formally launched its Green Growth initiative in 2011, policy makers and business leaders alike have demonstrated significant interest in what has been presented as a new growth paradigm. Rather than placing emphasis on economic growth for its own sake, the Green Growth model prioritises purposeful, sustainable, and inclusive growth.