by Ruth Ann Barrett, Sustainability Advocate, November 12, 2012, Portland Oregon
Meet Michael Kobori. He is VP of Social and Environmental Sustainability at Levi Strauss and Company.
He is the person I had in mind when in March of 2011 I wrote a blog post comparing sustainability to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and noted "Up to now the C-level sustainability officer is generally focused on environmental concerns, water and energy being high priorities, and cost reductions. At the social and environmental sustainability intersection is where companies can begin to examine their role in externalizing risks and costs, a practice and mind set that has greatly harmed the environment and all living beings."
So look at how Levi's represents sustainability on their http://" target="_blank" title="Levi Strauss and Company">Website. People, Planet, and Product.
Follow the leader.
Listen to a video interview of Michael by 3BL Media at the BSR 2012 conference on EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.
KEYWORDS: People, Social Action & Community Engagement