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Michael Sadowski

Executive Director

Michael is the Executive Director of The Circulate Initiative, a non-profit working to reduce ocean plastic and build circular and equitable economies in emerging markets. Michael is also a freelance consultant, and has worked with World Resources Institute to develop guidance for apparel and footwear companies on science-based climate change targets and a roadmap for how the sector can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet these targets. He advises the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Apparel Impact Institute, the Outdoor Industry Association, and a variety of apparel and footwear companies on topics including climate change and circular economy. Prior to this, Michael led strategy and managed external partnerships for Nike’s Sustainable Business & Innovation team. Before Nike, Michael was a Vice President at SustainAbility, Inc. where he worked with companies across sectors on range of sustainability topics. He played a key role in developing multi-stakeholder collaborations including the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals and the Closed Loop Fund. Michael is a founding Board member of DendriFund (Brown-Forman’s environmental foundation) and Board Chair of The Circulate Initiative, and also served on Rothy’s Sustainability Council.