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Rudiger Fox bags Planetary Consciousness 2020 award

Jun '20
Pic: Sympatex Technologies
Pic: Sympatex Technologies
Founder of the GCH Institute and managing director of Sympatex, Rudiger Fox, has bagged the Club of Budapest’s Planetary Consciousness award 2020. As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex Technologies has been a pioneer for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986.

Rüdiger Fox is an excellent turn-around manager that has led a series of large and medium- sized companies to success through his employee and sustainability-centred leadership that builds on his academic research in the field of employee motivation and corporate happiness. Fox is using his current commitment as CEO of Sympatex not only to make the textile company one of the first to join the circular economy, but also to make a public appearance time and again as an uncomfortable reminder for sustainability and visionary status quo challenger, according to a press release by Sympatex.

The Club of Budapest’s Planetary Consciousness prize is awarded in recognition of the urgent necessity to evolve the consciousness of a critical mass of people in today’s societies in order to tackle the global challenges that the world faces today. The prize, which is also known as the ‘Nobel Prize for Planetary Action’, honours individuals who, in their sphere of personal and professional activity, have effectively exemplified and promoted the generally necessary new consciousness in their personal and professional spheres of activity.

“There has hardly been a year in the still young history of globalisation in which we have been made so clearly aware that we as human beings are part of one single social and ecological fabric that needs to be respected and preserved. Artificial borders, whether in our minds or on the outside, do not protect us from the consequences that come with our global challenges. However, we can currently observe that we are capable of global action through collective insight, and that makes me very optimistic. It is a great honour for me to receive this award for my efforts to contribute to the expansion of planetary awareness worldwide, and I would like to dedicate it to all those who, like me, strive in their daily activities to promote dialogue on these essential issues,” Fox said.

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