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William McDonough is seeking a Chief of Staff to join his fast-paced and dynamic design and innovation office in Charlottesville, Virginia. Responsibilities include prioritizing and organizing activities across the McDonough companies (William McDonough + Partners, MBDC and McDonough Innovation); coordinating relationships with for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises and activities, managing office support staff and making sure things happen when they need to happen. Mr. McDonough is engaged by global leaders, innovative start-ups and Fortune 500 companies on …

William McDonough to Join Global Future Council on the Environment for Live Broadcast

On February 28 at 11a ET, William McDonough and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter will debut an interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world can respond more effectively to its water crisis. The event is hosted by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Environment and Natural Resource Security. From his work globally with product design and influence to his work through his architecture firm William McDonough + Partners, McDonough continues …

William McDonough Receives Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at The World Economic Forum

The Circulars awards celebrate the success of trailblazers leading the way toward a prosperous circular economy. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — William McDonough has received the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The award recognizes leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of a prosperous and sustainable economy. In recognizing McDonough, the committee singled out his lifetime of visionary work, furthering innovation in design …

William McDonough Offers a New Language for Carbon

Speaking at Marrakech, McDonough says ‘Carbon not the enemy’: New language published in Nature recognizes carbon as asset   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, November 14, 2016 – William McDonough, founder of William McDonough + Partners and McDonough Innovation and co-author of the seminal text of the sustainability movement Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, has proposed a new language of carbon that was published today in the scientific journal Nature. The new language recognizes the element carbon not …

William McDonough delivers keynote at SXSW Eco

This week at SXSW Eco in Austin, which began Monday, October 10, William McDonough delivered a Keynote address in which for the first time he presented a new concept called the Carbon Positive City. The Carbon Positive City aims to use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to harness biological processes, build soil carbon, and work towards climate change reversal. By rapidly reducing the use of greenhouse gas producing fossil fuels and increasing the use of clean …

William McDonough + Partners & GXN Unveil Vision for a ‘Silicon Valley’ of Agriculture in Denmark

Leaders in Sustainable Innovation Team to Design Master Plan for Agro Food Park Copenhagen, DK/ 7 September 2016 – William McDonough + Partners AND GXN have teamed to develop a master plan for the Agro Food Park (AFP) near Aarhus, Denmark. The project aims to create a geographic hub for agricultural innovation; AFP will incorporate the benefits of urban density with the proximity of agricultural test fields in an open campus where academic and commercial businesses …

October 10 – 12: William McDonough to Keynote SXSW Eco

The annual SXSW Eco conference allows for business leaders, policy makers, innovators and designers to advance solutions that drive social, economic and environmental change. SXSW Eco features collaborative events as well as competitions that will introduce others in transformative technologies, products, ideas, and technologies. Keynote speaker William McDonough will join alongside Keynote remarks from other notorious leaders at this year’s SXSW Eco conference, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Kate Brandt, and Bill Nye. This year’s conference …

The McDonough Conversations: A ‘first contact’ team for the future

In the latest installment of the The McDonough Conversations,  Joel Makower is joined by William McDonough and Jack Hidary discuss their recent roundtable event in India. Excerpt: Hidary: India is an absolute flashpoint right now in terms of where the future is going. India is going from 300 million to 600 million smartphone users in the next three to four years, and is going from an all-cash economy to a digital economy in a very, very fast time. …