Contributor Profile

Jay Bolus

Job TitlePresident of Certification Services

Company NameMcDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC)


Jay Bolus is one of the most authoritative speakers on the human and environmental impacts of products and materials, including a 2017 speaking role at Cosmoprof, one of North America’s largest beauty trade events. Using his extensive knowledge of Cradle to Cradle Design™ applied to products and materials, Jay has the unique insight required to understand a company’s global supply chain to inventory, assess and optimize products. As President of MBDC, a firm founded in 1995 by architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, his passion is working with product development teams to add business value through continuous improvement.

He has worked alongside companies on product optimization, including with C&A, whom Jay worked with to create a line of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ fully compostable t-shirts. Through MBDC, which leads companies to create a world of good by assessing product designs and integrating the framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations and supply chains. Other collaborations include L’Orèal USA, Method, Owens-Illinois, SABIC Innovative Plastics, Shaw Industries and the United States Postal Service.

Jay has been published in Environmental Science and Technology and was named one of the top 100 most influential people in business ethics by Ethisphere Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Business minor from the University of Richmond and his Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Conference Sessions

  • Sustainable the new natural in beauty – How an Indie brand is influencing consumer behaviour on a large scale

    Thursday09:45 - 10:3024 Oct 2019
    Marketing Trends Theater

    This presentation will cover Beauty Kitchen’s efforts to innovate, produce and develop sustainably by shining a spotlight on sustainable product design & how th...

    • Language: English

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