The Team

The Certification Standards Board (CSB) is the decision-making body responsible for maintenance and revision of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, and adjudicating appeals related to product certification, as necessary. The CSB is composed of industry leaders from Cradle to Cradle certification holder companies, Cradle to Cradle Certified assessors, and topical experts, and is chaired by the Institute's Vice President of Science and Certification. CSB members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Peter Karsch

Partner, Partners for Innovation

Partners for Innovation is a consultancy firm specialised in initiating, preparing, supporting and implementing projects and programmes in the field of renewable energy and sustainable product development. Partners for Innovation is active throughout Europe and Africa with offices in Amsterdam (NL) and Niamey (Niger), employing respectively 12 and 7 permanent staff.

Peter Karsch is one of the founders and co-owners of Partners for Innovation. He is a consultant and project manager specialized in developing and managing projects in the field sustainable innovation and renewable energy. Peter’s main focus is on the development of new products and services based on Cradle to Cradle and circular economy principles. Companies with which Peter has worked in recent years include frontrunners in Cradle to Cradle such as DESSO / Tarkett and Black Bear Carbon. Peter has been involved in initiating, securing finance, developing and managing projects for over 20 years, focusing both on the implementation and on policy and regulatory issues. In addition, Peter has extensive experience in the monitoring and evaluation of EU funded innovation projects and programmes.

Peter holds an engineering degree in Environmental Sciences as well as certificates in Environmental Quality Management and Management of Sustainable Innovation (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).