How Generation Z students view sustainability, leather and the footwear market

How Generation Z students view sustainability, leather and the footwear market

In April 2018 Stahl hosted a group of 40 graduate students from the Global Luxury and Management degree, a co-sponsored program by North Carolina State University and Skema Business school (Paris). As part of their working visit to the Stahl Campus training centre, the students were asked about their views on sustainability and the leather industry, both before and after receiving the training.

Michael Costello of Stahl (Lead Sponsor) will be presenting some of the findings at the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference taking place this Thursday 15th November in Central London. His talk will report on the graduate’s views, including some short videos on what the students had to say, and discuss what can be learned from their feedback. (Note: “Gen Z” is defined as people who were born on or after 1995).

Join the conference to connect and network with other delegates representing brands, retailers and leather manufacturers from around the world. At the conference, delegates will be given the opportunity to put their questions directly to Michael Costello and other contributors to the event through a panel discussion.

The Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 is the ideal place to hear the latest industry thinking on sustainability for leather and other material innovations. If you want to book your place, you will have to secure it quickly as there are only 5 places remaining!

Join the conversation by attending the conference on the 15th November in Central London: Hear the views of Generation Z on sustainability and the leather industry – Click here to register

 

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Background to Michael Costello

Michael Costello is Stahl’s Director of Sustainability since October 2015. Stahl strongly believes in taking a leading role in achieving a more transparent and sustainable supply chain by stimulating cooperation between its stakeholders. 

In his position, Michael plays a vital role in integrating sustainability into Stahl’s corporate strategy. He works closely together with all departments within Stahl to ensure sustainable innovations and other related initiatives are on the daily agenda of his colleagues.

Michael participates in conferences around the world focussed on reducing the environmental footprint of the industry and other corporate social responsibility topics. He presents the company’s case to customers, brands, industry associations, NGO’s and universities. Michael is member of the Executive Committee of the Leather Working Group.

Michael has a broad experience in the chemical industry in a variety of positions. In 1988, he joined Stahl USA as a process chemist and later occupied a variety of commercial positions in coatings and polymers segments.

Michael holds a BSc in Chemistry from The University College, Dublin, Ireland, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 

 

5 Places Remaining – Secure Your Place Now!

Eurofins | BLC and ILM are delighted to have virtually sold out of places at the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2018 – only 5 places remain, so if you would like to attend this leading industry conference, you need to secure your place quickly.

Simply book online or email info@leathersustainability.com - We look forward to seeing you at the conference on Thursday.

13 November 2018

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