Sustainability Thought Leader Lewis Perkins to Speak in Asheville September 20

Renowned sustainability leader and President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Lewis Perkins will be the featured speaker in their third annual lecture series this September.

Perkins will present “The Industrial (r)Evolution: How A Cradle to Cradle Process Fosters Sustainability and Growth.” The event will take place on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 p.m. at The Collider, a business, cowork, educational and event space focused on environmental & climate change adaptation & resilience.

The Krull & Company Annual Lecture Series is a free event open to community members and designed to boost interest in responsible business and bring visionary leaders to the region.

“Our goal at Krull & Company is to help individuals, families, and organizations make a long-term difference by aligning their financial initiatives with their values,” says Peter Krull, the firm’s president. “In order to accomplish their goals, it’s crucial to provide education regarding worldwide and regional shifts in sustainability and social movements.”

One of the most rigorous and trusted product certification programs in the world, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard provides designers and manufacturers with criteria and requirements for continually improving what products are made of and how they are made.

Prior to joining the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Lewis Perkins consulted to companies both big and small on creating programs and awareness for environmental and social initiatives. Perkins led the “green” charge as director of sustainable strategies for The Mohawk Group, a leading carpet manufacturer and commercial division of Mohawk Industries.

Chris McCurry, Co-Founder of Bark House, which handcrafts beautiful wall treatments for exterior and interior applications using sustainably certified processes and reclaimed wood, will introduce Lewis Perkins at the presentation. Bark House holds the honor of manufacturing the first internationally recognized Cradle to Cradle Certified™ PLATINUM product: Bark House® Exterior Poplar Wall Coverings. This is the first product to gain a PLATINUM designation since the founding of C2C in 2007.

A Q&A with Perkins will follow his presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own questions regarding sustainability to participate.

Seating is limited and RSVPs are strongly recommended.

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B Impact Assessment Names Krull & Company Among “Best For the World”

Krull & Company was recently recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact by B the Change Media based on an independent, comprehensive assessment administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab. Honorees are featured in the upcoming fall issue of B Magazine and on B the Change’s digital platform, They were also honored at the first-annual Best for the World Celebration & Awards Ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas Business School.

Krull & Company is honored in the Best for the World list, which includes businesses that earned scores in the top 10 percent of more than 1,800 Certified B Corporations across all categories on the B Impact Assessment. The full assessment measures a company’s impact on its workers, community, customers and the environment. The 138 winning companies in the Overall category come from 15 industries and 17 countries.

“It’s an honor to be selected as Best for the World,” says Peter Krull, president. “Our team has worked hard to fully align the way we run the business with the values we uphold, and this award is just the beginning of a standard we will increase with each year.”

To read the full press release, click here.