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.
Claire Bergkamp joined Stella McCartney in 2012 and is the Head of Sustainability and Ethical Trade. During her tenure at Stella McCartney, Claire has helped establish the brand’s leadership and reputation in sustainability. She has developed its robust environmental and social improvement strategy and worked across the brand and its supply chain internationally to implement it. Claire has focused particularly on sustainable raw material development and procurement, as well as driving alternative materials and innovation. As such, she works closely with innovators, start-ups and universities to find new sustainable business models and solutions. A key element of her sustainability approach includes supplier engagement and the ongoing improvement in social welfare across the supply chain. Within this context, she also oversees Stella McCartney's ethical trade and community outreach programmes.
Claire graduated with distinction from the London College of Fashion with a Master of Arts in Fashion Entrepreneurship and was awarded the Management School MA graduation prize for her dissertation on the scalability of ‘upcycling’. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design Technology from Emerson College in Boston. Claire actively participates in international forums such as Textile Exchange, SAC, Sustainable Brands, and Copenhagen Fashion Summit, and is a returning guest lecturer at Harvard, London College of Fashion, and Central Saint Martins.