Miranda Magagnini

Miranda Magagnini is the co-CEO and co-founder of IceStone, the leading green durable surface in the US. The company, based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a model of a triple bottom line company which integrates "People, Profit and Planet" principles into the company's overall strategy for growth and success.

As co-founder and CEO, Ms. Magagnini brings more than twenty five years of marketing and management experience to IceStone. She is now working to grow and manage this new model of local manufacturing with 60 employees in a day-lit factory with state of the art recycling and waste/heat recovery, all while producing a 'green countertop' alternative in the durable surfaces segment made from 100% recycled glass in cement matrix. Just recently, IceStone durable surfaces achieved Gold level Cradle to Cradle™ certification from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, the only durable surface in this category and one of only fourteen products to reach this status.

A graduate of Smith College and Harvard Business School, Ms. Magagnini is an active member of the socially responsible business and investing movement for nearly twenty years and serves on the board of Verite, a nonprofit that ensures that workers worldwide work under fair, safe, and legal conditions. A member of the Social Venture Network and former investor of Investor’s Circle, Ms. Magagnini frequently speaks on the topic of corporate social responsibility and green marketing. Most recently, in 2009, she was chosen to join the inaugural class of First Movers Fellows at the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.

IceStone has garnered tremendous national media coverage including from The New York Times, Coastal Living, Metropolitan Home, Town & Country, Domino, Food & Wine, Gourmet Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Robb Report, and was recently recognized as one of Inc. magazine's 50 Greenest Companies. IceStone has also been seen on PBS's This Old House, Simply Green with Danny Seo, NBC, the Sundance Channel and on with Sara Snow on the Discovery Channel.

Focus: Business, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Jobs, United States, Americas

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2009

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