Erinch Sahan

When business meets the Doughnut

Erinch Sahan's visionary work in the field of sustainable development and social change is reshaping the way we approach business and economics. Building upon Kate Raworth's groundbreaking concept of the Doughnut economy, he is transforming ideas into concrete action.

He has a commitment to create a fair and sustainable world by inspiring individuals and organizations to adopt responsible business models that prioritize the well-being of communities and the environment at the same time.


Doughnut Economics Action Lab
Business and Enterprise lead
7 December
Stage "B"


To meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet, Doughnut Economics poses some big challenges for businesses. The business world will need to embrace bold and ambitious solutions that are both regenerative and distributive. To make this possible, a transformation in the deep design of business will be needed: in its purpose and networks, how it is governed and owned and the nature of its relationship with finance. This talk will explore ideas and models for achieving the needed transformations in business to help meet the needs of all people within the means of the living planet.


Erinch is the business and enterprise lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab. Previously, he was the CEO of the World Fair Trade Organization, and has worked at Oxfam, Procter & Gamble and the Australian government. Erinch is a board member of the Social Enterprise World Forum, a fellow at the Post Growth Institute and teaches at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. He holds degrees in finance and law, and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes University.