Andrew Mangan is founder and president of Pathway21, a company that enables business-to-business industrial reuse through the award-winning Materials Marketplace software platform, supporting a culture shift to a circular, closed-loop economy.
Mr. Mangan is also founder and executive director of the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development, a non-profit association of businesses launched in 1993. The Council combines the capabilities of its members to develop, test and scale sustainability solutions.
The Materials Marketplace is scaling after more than 20 years of work. It is driven by expert facilitators who help companies upload materials, find reuse opportunities, bring the parties together, and work toward a deal. It also facilitates communication between senior government decision makers and company operators, helping uncover barriers and opening the door to sound solutions.
Mr. Mangan received a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and joined the Columbia School of International Affairs as an International Fellow. Prior to launching the Business Council, he served as deputy commissioner for natural resources with the Texas General Land Office, as a congressional correspondent for the Associated Press, and as a commercial salmon fisherman in Southeast Alaska.