Alison Kinn Bennett

Senior Advisor, US EPA

Alison Kinn Bennett is a senior advisor for sustainable products and purchasing in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Alison has focused her 20+ year career on leveraging private sector innovation and billions in federal spending to support cleaner and greener supply chains for all. She co-founded two influential networks within EPA—the Green Building Workgroup and the Sustainable Products & Purchasing Network—which bring together policy and technical staff to advance comprehensive, market-based approaches to environmental and human health protection. Since 2001, Alison has served in EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, representing EPA in the development of sustainability standards within ASTM International, NSF International, UL-Environment, and the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovations Institute, among others. In 2016, Alison and her team released their Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels—a game changer in bringing clarity to the sustainability marketplace.

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