EXCLUSIVE: LVMH Partners With UNESCO

PARIS — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is strengthening its commitment to protecting biodiversity. The luxury group has signed a five-year partnership with UNESCO, or the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to support its Man and Biosphere program. Launched in 1971, the intergovernmental scientific program aims to safeguard biodiversity across the planet by providing a scientific basis for the improvement of the overall relationship between people and the environment. These objective assessments build the necessary framework for countries to achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, aiming to improve issues such as poverty, hunger, sanitation, health, equality and climate by 2030. Starting today, LVMH will be present alongside UNESCO to support the organization at international events over the next two years, including the Conference of the Parties, or COP-15, to the Convention on Biological Diversity to be held in November 2020 in Kunming, China. “We have the expertise, knowledge and commitment to slow the erosion of biodiversity, and together we must take action for our planet and for future generations,” said Audrey Azoulay, general director of UNESCO, in a statement. “We look forward to this partnership with LVMH to preserve biodiversity and our environmental heritage, and we are extremely pleased to receive support on this

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