George Bandy, Jr.

George Bandy, Jr.

Former Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

George Bandy Jr. is a global leader in sustainability and social responsibility, he has been responsible for executing the comprehensive concepts and practices of sustainability throughout several corporations, nonprofits and brands. He proactively identifies opportunities to position environmental, economic and socially responsible solutions for both the organizations and its customers so that, together, they can demonstrate the type of sustainability leadership that will result in a brighter future for all.

George is highly sought after as a presenter on key topics such as the business of sustainability, biophilic design, social sustainability, circular economy, greening the supply chain, health and wellness in the built environment and innovative smart and healthy design. Recently George was recognized as a 2020 Living Future Hero, in 2018 he was a USGBC Leadership Award recipient and was also honored with the inaugural GreenStep People Award.

George is the former Chief Sustainability Officer for Mohawk Industries 2016-2020), prior to that he was the Vice President of Sustainability for Interface (1999-2016); George also served as the Sustainability Officer for the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston from 1994-1999. George currently serves on the board of directors for Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), an organization that independently recognizes excellence in green business industry performance and practice around the world. George was also just appointed to the IIDA Board of Directors a not for profit organization advancing sustainable interior design globally. He is the former chairman of the board of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and has also served on the board of Second Nature, a nonprofit that champions for higher education institutions to make the principles of sustainability fundamental to every aspect of learning.

George received his bachelor’s degree in English from Morehouse College. Additionally, George holds LEED Accredited Professional certification from USGBC. He is a native of Opelika, Alabama.