William McDonough


McDonough Innovation - CEO


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William McDonough, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, is a recognized leader in sustainable development and is chair of the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on the Circular Economy. He advises leaders worldwide through McDonough Innovation, and is active with William McDonough + Partners, architects, as well as MBDC, a Cradle to Cradle® consulting firm. McDonough is co-founder of the not-for-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute; and is co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002) and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance (2013). McDonough has received many prestigious awards including the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003), and the National Design Award (2004). In 2012, McDonough became the subject of Stanford University Libraries’ first “living archive.”

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