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Big Closets Small Planet with Michael Schragger

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP - The optimist CEO of Lenzing, Stefan Doboczky, weighs in on circular business models, short-termism & watchdogs.

Do you ever wonder how CEOs from some of our industry’s most influential companies view the big social and environmental challenges we are facing today and the potential of business and innovation to adequately address these? TENCEL is a sponsor of this podcast series, so Michael took the chance and invited Lenzing’s CEO Stefan Doboczky to discuss a wide range of topics in recent interview.

November 13th, 2019 43 minutes 21 seconds
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About this episode

Do you ever wonder how CEOs from some of our industry’s most influential companies view the big social and environmental challenges we are facing today and the potential of business and innovation to adequately address these? TENCEL is a sponsor of this podcast series, so Michael took the chance and invited Lenzing’s CEO Stefan Doboczky to discuss a wide range of topics in a recent interview. They touch upon Stefan’s expectations of business leaders, the economics of sustainability investments, the circular model of Lenzing, the danger of short-termism, the conservative nature of the industry, climate change and forestry, and Stefan’s personal view of a better world where “being something is more important than having something…” If you ever wanted to peek into the mind of a global fiber company CEO, here is your chance.

This podcast is part of the #MakeItFeelRight campaign from TENCEL™.

 

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About the host

Michael Schragger has been working at the intersection between sustainability, business, society and research for more than 25 years. He is an expert in analysing the impacts of environmental and social developments on business and society and mobilising stakeholders to achieve key sustainable development goals (SDGs). In 2009 Michael founded the Sustainable Fashion Academy (SFA) in order to dramatically improve environmental and human rights performance within the fashion and apparel industry. Michael participates as a senior advisor for a range of global sustainable apparel initiatives, ranging from finance to policy. He is a member of the steering group for The United Nation’s Climate Action in Fashion Charter. He also co-founded and directs The Swedish Textiles Initiative for Climate Action.

Michael currently lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife Erika and kids Oz and Blimah (who, unfortunately, refuse to listen to his podcasts…).