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Waging Peace Through Commerce, by Design

William McDonough

The Industrial Ecology and Green Chemistry group is delighted to welcome renowned speaker William McDonough, Chief Executive, McDonough Innovation.  Mr. McDonough will discuss the role of design - at all scales and in all industries - in improving our planet and creating abundance using the fundamentals of Cradle to Cradle Design and Circular Economy. 

We hope you can attend this sure-to-be engaging and informative talk!

About William McDonough:

William McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable design and development. He has written and lectured extensively on design as the first signal of human intention.  He co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002), widely recognized as a seminal text of both sustainability broadly and of Circular Economy design. Bill is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Architecture.  

Bill advises global leaders through McDonough Innovation, is an architect with William McDonough + Partners and provides counsel through MBDC, the creators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. He has been active with the World Economic Forum for 25 years and served as the inaugural chair of their Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. Bill has advised senior leadership at companies such as Google, Ford Motor Company, Unilever and Walmart. 

Bill is the author of two other widely influential books: The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability (1992),) and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance (2013), along with numerous articles.  He has been active with the World Economic Forum for 25 years and served as the inaugural chair of their Meta-Council on the Circular Economy.   He presented the concepts of Circular Carbon Economy at the energy and climate opening workshops for the G20 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in March 2020.   Bill has advised senior leadership at companies such as Google, Ford Motor Company, Unilever and Walmart and was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders (2019).


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