According to a statement from McDonough’s companies, “Fortune noted his leadership in advancing green architecture, originating and articulating the sustainable product design movement in a Circular Economy, and his current work on global carbon management including packaging and plastics solutions.”
McDonough began and continues his professional career in architecture which includes the design of major corporate projects including Ford, Gap, NASA and Nike - icons in the sustainability movement. The design concepts articulated in his seminal co-authored book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002) provide the foundation for the global discussion on sustainability and the Circular Economy.
In the Beauty world, McDonough recently worked with Michelle Pfeiffer and IFF to launch C2C Certified Gold fragrances. Read the story here.
Read Beauty Packaging’s Editor-in-Chief Jamie Matusow's previous interview with McDonough.