May 6: McDonough to keynote at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2015 Sustainability Forum

On May 6 & 7, 2015, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will host the 2015 Sustainability Forum. The event joins influential leaders and thinkers, from different business, government and nonprofit organizations from around the world, to explore the impact of the circular economy on businesses. Through a series of insightful keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, the forum will also be an opportunity for participants to examine …

April 28: Method manufacturing facility grand opening

Method’s new manufacturing facility, located in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago’s south side, is scheduled to open on Tuesday, April 28th.

April 18: William McDonough Speaks at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

William McDonough is set to announce a new design project at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day.

Why do less when you can do better?

Last month, William McDonough was a guest of the UCLA Institute of Sustainability. This Q&A piece by student contributor Yazmine Mihojevich explores the roots of his work and how he’s applying these ideas today, as well as what he sees ahead. Read the full article: “William McDonough is focused on building a beneficial footprint“

Meadow Farm House is Architectural Record’s House of the Month

William McDonough + Partners worked with a passionate family and a committed team of consultants to create a new home in Northern California. A first look at professional photography of the home is featured as Architectural Record’s House of the Month, with a story by Deborah Snoonian Glenn, who talked with William McDonough about how he and his design team went about creating a house that is paradoxically dramatic and subtle … an elegant testament …

February 18: William McDonough speaks at UCLA

Updated: March 13, 2015 On February 18, 2015, at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, William McDonough will be giving a lecture, “Cradle to Cradle: Design for the Circular Economy,” part of the Oppenheim Lecture Series. Part of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Oppenheim Lecture Series was established by Patricia Oppenheim with her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim. A flagship public program of the Institute, the group of world-class speakers part of the lecture series …

Davos meets the circular economy | The McDonough Conversations

In the latest installment of the The McDonough Conversations, William McDonough and Joel Makower discuss the major themes of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos that took place last month, in a two part interview. Many programs that took place at Davos 2015 were related to Cradle to Cradle and the circular economy.  The number of sessions that discussed these themes compared to previous years has grown.  McDonough noted “Wasteless Supply Chains” as one of these. Peter Bakker, …

Bold Ideas from the World Economic Forum Davos

Climate change, human rights, health and inequality, were the major topics of discussion at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. A strong emphasis was placed on the need for more solutions and ideas to counter these larger issues. As the WEF came to a close, participants were asked to share ideas based on the various sessions and forums held at Davos, specifically what are the real things they can do to help solve the world’s …