Lance Hosey – President & CEO, GreenBlue USA

GreenBlue USA Lance Hosey is President & CEO of GreenBlue, a nonprofit dedicated to making products more sustainable. GreenBlue is the only U.S environment nonprofit focused solely on guiding business and industry toward sustainable design and production. One of their current projects include the ‘Sustainable Packaging Coalition’, a working group of leading companies across the packaging supply chain that is recognized as the leading voice on packaging sustainability.


“Commerce is the engine of innovation, and the INTERNATIONAL GREEN AWARDS™ is an excellent venue for highlighting the important contributions that business can make toward a more sustainable world.”


An architect and designer, he is a former Director with William McDonough + Partners and a Contributing Editor with Architect magazine, where he wrote the monthly “Ecology” column from 2007 through 2010. With Kira Gould, he is co-author of ‘Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design’ (2007), the first book in the design industry to study the connections between diversity, innovation, and the environment. His forthcoming book, ‘The Shape of Green: Aesthetics, Ecology, and Design—or How Beauty Could Save the Planet’, demonstrates how form and image can enhance conservation and community at every scale of design, from products to cities.