Green Festival Speakers

Beth Rattner


Beth Rattner is the vice president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a nonprofit founded on the work of William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Beth is an attorney, has worked for over a decade with Fortune 500 companies, is a permaculture practitioner, writer, and student of herbal medicine and homeopathy. She deeply believes, the problem is the solution, and is dedicated to creating a world that works for 10 billion or more.

Prior to this position, Beth worked for years with McDonough and Braungart on the forthcoming sequel to Cradle to Cradle. She infused that same thinking into her client engagements with Blu Skye Sustainability Consultants, where she managed the Microsoft engagement, among others. Formerly with Hewlett Packard, Beth helped establish its Emerging Market Solutions (EMS) group, a group established to amplify ecological, social and economic development for the Bottom of the Pyramid and adjacent economic markets, while returning profitable incremental annual revenue for HP. Prior to HP, she worked for a KleinerPerkins startup, Icarian, and America Online's AOL.com division, architecting business development strategies and deals.