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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. …

ICEhouse relocates to the Netherlands

The ‪ICEhouse™ (ICE = Innovation for the Circular Economy) was reassembled this week as a featured meeting location for the ‪Circular EXPO at The Valley, the Netherlands’ national hotspot for the ‪circular economy. The reusable building was first constructed and unveiled in Davos in January 2016 for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, where William McDonough is the Chair of the Meta-Council for the Circular Economy. After Davos, the building was disassembled and shipped to the Netherlands where it …

William McDonough + Partners Congratulates Hero MotoCorp on the Opening of the Hero Global Center for Innovation and Technology

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 10, 2016 – Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles, proudly celebrated the opening of its research and development campus, designed by William McDonough + Partners. The project is Hero MotoCorp’s latest center for advanced research and development of Hero motorcycles. Hero MotoCorp’s strong environmental values and corporate principles are rendered visible to engineering staff and visitors alike through the innovative design of the campus. Located near Jaipur, India, …