New Board Directors Announced

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors as of 1 June 2022.

The new members bring additional key experience, networks and leadership within critical sectors. Their contribution will help achieve the Institute’s mission across the globe and accelerate a safe, just and circular transition.

The new Board Directors are:

  • Rives Taylor, Principal / Co-Director of Design Resilience at leading architectural firm Gensler, responsible for the Firmwide Design Resilience Task Force and the Gensler Research Institute Resilience Center. Rives has played a leading role in several sustainability initiatives throughout his 35 years’ professional and academic careeer.
  • Marissa McGowan, Chief Sustainability Officer for North America at beauty company L’Oréal, steward of the company's sustainability platform in North America. Having started her career as an international lawyer, Marissa has previously held sustainability roles in the fashion industry, including serving on the Steering Committee of the Global Fashion Agenda.


The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering innovation for the circular economy through products and systems that have a positive impact on people and planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. The Institute also powers the shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical solutions, strategic roadmaps and latest knowledge they need to put commitments into action.