Michael Kobori

Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Michael Kobori

Michael Kobori is responsible for the sustainability strategy and programs at Levi Strauss & Co. Under Kobori’s tenure, the company has been a pioneer in sustainability through its Water<Less™ products; commitment to Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals; science-based carbon emissions target; Worker Well-being program; and Care for the Planet™ product labels to encourage consumer awareness of sustainable garment care. A hallmark of Kobori’s leadership has been a commitment to supporting a more sustainable apparel sector: all of the company’s sustainability innovations are open-sourced to the rest of the industry. Kobori is a director of the Cotton Board and council member of the Better Cotton Initiative. He is also a lecturer at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley and is the executive producer of Utopia Theatre Project, an independent, artist-run theater company.

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