The Team

The Stakeholder Advisory Council is charged with advising the C2CPII Certification Standards Board, Board of Directors, and staff on market and implementation issues related to the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program and general C2CPII strategies for the growth and impact of Cradle to Cradle Certified products in the marketplace. The Council is composed of industry leaders from Cradle to Cradle certification holder companies, Cradle to Cradle Certified assessors, and representatives from NGOs, government, and other market segments with an interest in Cradle to Cradle Certified. Council members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Alison Kinn Bennett

Senior Advisor for Environmentally Preferable Products and Purchasing, U.S. EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

Alison Kinn Bennett is U.S. EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Senior Advisor for environmentally preferable products and purchasing. She founded two influential networks within EPA—the Green Building Workgroup and the Sustainable Products & Purchasing Network—which bring together policy and technical staff to advance holistic, market­based approaches to environmental and human health protection. Since 2001, Alison has focused her efforts on leveraging private sector innovation and billions in federal spending to support cleaner and greener supply chains for all. In this role, Alison represents EPA in the development of standards within ASTM International, NSF International, UL­ Environment, and the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovations Institute, among others. Alison has also represented EPA on the advisory committees of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, ISEAL’s Claims Guidance, and UNEP’s Sustainable Public Procurement Program. In 2016, Alison and her team released their Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels ­ a game changer in bringing clarity to the sustainability marketplace. Alison earned Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Geography from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture.