Michael Maggio is the president at iWrc (Inclusive Waste Recycling Consortium), a digitally enabled collaborative platform that builds a self-sustaining circular ecosystem between consumers, waste pickers, recycling cooperatives and brand partners. iWrc currently works with waste pickers in Brazil and India to help them achieve a global social accountability certification whilst providing reverse logistics and helping their brand partners meet their commitments to the National Solid Waste Policy.
Michael is the founder and driving force behind this initiative and has helped transform the supply chains impact in emerging markets through a unique sustainability effort that encourages economic supply and demand, recycling and self-sufficient, responsible growth. He has also written extensively on a concept called Positive Potential™, a strategy to balance waste generation against measurable positive sustainability initiatives.
His corporate journey was predominantly based in the fast moving consumer goods industry, serving most recently as the Vice President of Global Engineering and Packaging at Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he served in senior leadership roles within the engineering organizations at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., Avon Products, Inc., and L’Oréal Paris. He received his Bachelor of Science, Packaging from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a Master of Science, Environmental Science and Chemistry from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from the Cornell University S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management.