Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for building partnerships and strategies that shift the marketplace toward sustainability and support the company’s efforts to become a restorative enterprise. He leads Interface’s product transparency efforts in the US and is lead author and editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.com
. An expert in sustainable materials and NGO collaborations, he represents Interface in many organizations focused on closed-loop production, recycling, and chemicals of concern, including serving as Co-Chair of the Materials Working Group of BizNGO and a Core Committee member of the Health Product Declaration (HPD) Collaborative's Manufacturer Advisory Panel (MAP), and Program Advisor to the Next Generation Bio-based and Sustainable Chemicals Summit.
He has over 15 years of experience as a strategic advisor, analyst, designer, and manager for sustainability programs in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. His previous work includes three years as manager to environmental icon David Brower (an original member of Interface's "Eco Dream Team") and five years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting building sustainable business strategies and tools for Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Sony Pictures, Bunge, Staples, and Waste Management. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems-Biosphere from Stanford University and is a certified Biomimicry Specialist.
He has spoken widely on sustainable and restorative business strategy, innovation, nature-inspired design, transparency and healthy materials, industrial ecology, closed loop production systems, and organizational change. Past speaking engagements include Yale University, University of Wyoming, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA School of Management, Fiatech 2012, SAMPE 2013, Greenbuild 2013, Living Future 13, Greenprints, CleanTech Future, BioPlastek, Safer Consumer Products Summit, and the Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals Summit.