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Ms. Alison Kinn Bennett


Senior Advisor for Sustainable Product Standards and Purchasing

at United States Environmental Protection Agency (Government / public sector)

United States of America

About my work

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 networks within EPA—the Green Building Workgroup & the Sustainable Products Network—which bring together policy and technical staff to advance comprehensive, market-based approaches to furthering EPA’s mission. Since 2001, Alison has served in EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, representing EPA in the development of private sector sustainability standards within the US Green Building Council and ASTM International, among others. Alison has also represented EPA on the advisory committees of the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Cradle to Cradle Product Innovations Institute, ISEAL, and the UN Sustainable Public Procurement Program. In 2016, Alison and her team released Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels—a game changer in bringing clarity to the market.

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Forestry, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Public Procurement, Industrial Sector


North America