Director of Market Transformation
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
Monica Becker leads the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s team of sector experts, working to advance circular transformation across markets and supply chains, and sits on the Institute’s Leadership Team. A purpose-driven sustainability expert, Monica has worked across industry sectors to design and implement collaborative, circular economy and sustainable chemistry initiatives. She served as co-director and director of collaborative innovation for the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council where she led industry collaborations on green chemistry innovation with major CPG, fashion and electronic brands, retailers and chemical suppliers and created a green chemistry startup network and pitch event. She led pioneering work to develop and gain adoption of clean and efficient processes for remanufacturing systems at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability (now REMADE) and helped grow the group from five to 50. Monica has worked for over 30 years in technical and policy-related sustainability positions in the chemical industry, consulting, academia, non-profits and in government. She has published widely on a range of technical, economic and policy topics in sustainability and speaks at conferences and webinars internationally. She holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.