William McDonough

William McDonough is a designer, thought leader, and co-creator, with Michael Braungart, of the “Cradle to Cradle” approach to design. He advises top leaders in all sectors including venture capital, government policy, city and building design, product manufacturing, industrial systems, economic systems and new business models, energy and water systems, and material re-utilization in biological or technical cycles. In 1996, he became the only individual to receive the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development. In 2003, he re-ceived the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. In 2004, he received the U.S. National Design Award. He was named a “Hero of the Planet” by Time magazine with a citation that included this assessment: “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world.”

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