Michael Braungart

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart is CEO and the scientific director of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH (Hamburg, Germany), founded in 1987, and is co-founder of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) in Charlottesville, Virginia. He also co-founded the Hamburger Umwelt Insitute (HUI) in 1989. These organizations share a common set of values that embrace intelligent, aesthetic and eco-effective design and seek to optimize products within the Cradle to Cradle® framework.

Michael Braungart has been a professor of Process Engineering at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany) since 1994. Additionally, since the autumn of 2008 he has been named to hold a newly funded professorship at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in collaboration with the TU Delft. A Cradle to Cradle® Master class is now available.

Foto Michael Braungart

"No more waste"

An image from the documentary by Beatice Sonhüter

Through these activities, Professor Braungart has developed the tools to design eco-effective products and business systems and has worked with a number of organizations and companies in a range of industries. In 2002 he accepted a visiting professorship at the Darden School of Business, lecturing on topics such as eco-efficiency and eco-effectiveness, Cradle to Cradle® design and Intelligent Materials Pooling, and he continues to lecture at universities all over the world.

Please find more information about Michael Braungart, his events and speeches at www.braungart.com

The “Changemaker” documentary

Changemakers is a five-part Belgian series about people who have initiated a process of change that gives hope for a better future for us all. The makers of the VRT Canvas documentary went to five places in the world where entrenched structures have changed fundamentally by people who dare to think and act differently.

The episode about EPEA’s CEO Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart was broadcasted on the 28th of September on the Canvas channel.