Giovanni Facchinetti

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Giovanni Facchinetti


I help organizations develop and implement a robust sustainability strategy based on the ‘’Triple bottom line – Planet, People, Profits’’.  My clients are leading organizations in the luxury goods, beauty, pharmaceutical, biotech, precious metals and multi-utilities sectors. I recently supported a SME in its B’Corp Certification at 360° from idea to certification.

I possess an unusual combination of global commercial know-how and cross-cultural expertise with academic training and experience in sustainability. 

I am a veteran Business Development & Sustainability executive, with a track record of 20 years establishing and growing FMCG & Luxury Goods businesses across five continents. I worked in Latin America for a Food MNC and in Europe and Asia, as Country Manager and Regional Director APAC/MEA, for a luxury goods company.

My main fields of expertise are sustainability, international business development, creating & expanding new ventures and building/coaching winning teams. 

Academic background includes:

  • Sustainability Leadership Certificate, Harvard University

  • Diploma in Sustainable Business, Uni St. Gallen & Business School Lausanne 

  • One Planet Leader Certificate, WWF, IMD Lausanne 

  • Asian International Executive Program Certificate, INSEAD Singapore 



  • Strategy

  • Sustainability Roadmaps and Implementation

  • GRI Reporting certification

  • Luxury Goods

  • Cosmetics & Toiletries

  • B Corps

  • Communication

  • Cross-Cultural management

  • Languages

I am certified in the Global Reporting Initiative G4 and Standards Reporting Frameworks

Sustainability and international business development are my passions: I believe that business must be the key driver of the necessary paradigm shift towards a new economy, where positive environmental and societal impacts go hand in hand with superior economic results. 

Swiss citizen, I am fluent in German, Spanish, English, Italian & French. I live between Ticino and Romandie.